Approximately 2 years ago, I had a significant increase in both number and intensity of migraines (I have suffered migraines for ~20 years, but these were coming every day for over three months).
GP ordered MRI, she said it showed nothing wrong (although this is the same doctor who told me I had a deviated septum (an ENT showed me that I have a very straight septum), and told me that my CT scans indicated that I did not have a kidney stone – the stone I didn’t have that I passed 3 weeks later).
Since then I have had relapsing-remitting yet slowly progressively worse problems (see symptoms)
Things that have been ruled out (supposedly): Fibromyalgia, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis
Aphasia – either Broca’s or anomic
This started out so mild I did not recognize it as a problem, only realized length and extent of problem by reviewing journals
Difficultly retrieving words; leave out words; think one word yet say another; significant spelling impairment; writing/typing impairment, sometimes cannot understand what someone said (either words sound garbled or I understand the words, but cannot understand the concept being conveyed), problems with pronouncing some words.
Logic and mathematical abilities have not suffered Rhomberg test
With my eyes closed, I always fall to the left
I also fall to the left when trying tandem gait with eyes closed. Coordination impairment
Trip, knock things over, cannot put caps back on bottles, end up with bruises/minor injuries that I don’t know where they come from Cognitive Dysfuntion
At first I just thought it was stress related
Now – go into another room and cannot remember why, constantly losing things, lose track of thought…
Either cannot concentrate (scatter brain) or Hyper concentrate (focus on something to the exclusion of even physical comfort) Hyperthermia/fever
Go from 97.4 to 101 temp as day progresses
Sometimes just overheat significantly without accompanying fever
Skin on face/neck/chest feels like I have a sunburn, but I don’t
Hot, tight, irritated, but no redness or visual indication of problem. Hypersomnia/Insomnia
Can have months when I can barely stay awake
Have often slept for > 3 days straight
Then have times when I cannot sleep (even with sleep aid). Fatigue/Exhaustion/cannot get breath
Can have weeks, or months at a time when I am severely fatigued
Any exertion leaves me exhausted for >24 hours
Cannot seem to get enough oxygen
No problems with asthma, congestion, etc
Sometime occurs with Hypersomnia
Often get the fatigue without the hypersomniaI have an appointment with a Neurologist (a different one) next Monday. Should be interesting appointment, although I have learned not to expect much.
Would love to hear what others think might be the problem.
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