my friend has been suffering with an unknown disorder for almost a year now.
He's 24, has never had anything like this until last year and is generally in very good health.
His symptoms are: prolonged 'absences' during which it is impossible to
get any response though he says afterwards that he can hear it all but not
respond. He also (rarely) has siezures similar to epilepsy. He always knows
when either of these fits are about to occur but is powerless to stop them. Afterwards he is disorientated, his speech is slurred and he is very weak, this last for anyting up to 30 minutes afterwards. He also has started experiencing involuntary twitches of his hands which can be quite violent and
cause him to drop things.
He has had loads of tests done which have all come back clear, his doctors have told him it is NOT epilepsy but cannot tell him what it is! They have suggested that it is a psychosomatic thing but none of us believe it is. As far as he knows, he has never had a serous head injury which could be causing it and it just started up one day. There is no link between what is cuasing it and it varies in severity.
Becuase the doctors are not aware what is causing it, he cannot work or drive and it is getting him down alot. Apart from the above there is nothing wrong with him!
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, I want to help but I don't know how!:confused:
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