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Am I a Freak Of Nature????

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  • Posted By: mesbeth
  • November 13, 2007
  • 08:40 PM

Few yeas ago I went to the doctor with tingling and numbness in fingers and hands.... both hands but moreso right since I am right handed. "Oh it's carpel tunnel, no need to worry, patted me on head, sent me on my way with a splint to wear at night. (No relief.)
Time progressed and now I have not only worsening tingling and numbness in hands and fingers but my arms and I am having these horrible, horrible headaches which make my eyes feel like they are going to bust out of my head, my eyes get glassy and red like I'm in a zombie movie. Light and sound are excruciating. It's gotten to were I can only hold a fork, spoon, pen, etc. for maybe 60 seconds before hand goes numb and I have to wait for sensation to return to finish eating or writing.
I am becoming confused, forgetful, (stand in kitchen and wonder why I am there), I'm tired all the time even after a 12 hour sleep. These are daily occurances and I am miserable!

medications tried for relief:
Imitrex - no relief
Excedrin migraine - no relief
Relpax - worsens headache, causes chest pain and arm numbness from shoulders down.

Medications currently on: Cymbalta, Lopressor, Pravachol and Lovaza

History: Depression, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure. Mother passed from brain cancer (I had clean CAT scan recently), 3 uncles with MS other than that I'm just a crazy woman that just turned 37.


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  • Wow, you sound kind of like me, except I had low blood pressure.I ended up undiagnosed for 8 years until my 8th neurologist diagnosed me with Hashimoto's Encephalopathy. It's a rare complication of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and is only picked up by checking thyroid antibodies. My thyroid hormones were always normal and doctors don't check antibodies unless the thyroid hormones are off, so it goes undiagnosed.It's worth checking into since it's treatable with steroids.The only other thing I can think of is getting checked for diabetes.Good Luck! hope you get the right answer soon.
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    • November 14, 2007
    • 09:25 AM
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