My hands and feet constantly tingle and go numb (as if they have fallen asleep) on occasion it happens to my tongue, the roof of my mouth and nose. Also, if I stand up for longer than 5 - 10 minutes, I go lightheaded and my ears start ringing. If I don't sit down on the ground I pass out for a few seconds?? Lately when the bad episodes happen (once a week), whether I pass out or not, witnesses have said that I slur my words a little and that my left eye is definitely droopy and sluggish. After episodes I have presence of headache for about four hours and very sleepy. This has been happening since February. (Today is April 15th) At first my doctor thought I was diabetic and hypoglycemic, but my sugars did not confirm. A1C was 5.8 and my sugars never dipped below 80. Then they thought I was having a reaction to the Risperdal that I had been put on in December - was taken off that and I'm still having episodes. He then took my BP laying down 118/70. My BP standing up dropped to 114/50. He hopes I don't have Dysautonomia and said there is a tilt table test to determine whether I have it or not. My GP now has me seeing a Neurologist. I have worn a holter monitor. It showed that my pulse did race during my episodes, but there was no erithmya (sp?) MRI without contrast came back normal. EEG came back normal. Sleep Study results showed slight apnea, but nothing to be concerned about. EMG preliminaries show no nerve or muscle damage. I am scheduled for an MRI with contrast (brain) and a MRI (neck/cervical) tomorrow. Neurologist thought at first meeting it might be seizures or pre-reactions to migraines so he put me on topomax (I am now on full dose at 100mg 2x/day) no change with meds. since the end of March I have developed new symptoms. My lower back is tender and hurts, as well as my buttocks, calves, shins, and knees. Then, last friday, April 9, my arms from the shoulders to the wrists have begun stinging like crazy! I don't know how much more of this I can take. My principal (I'm a math/science coach at an elem. school) took me to the ER because I was slurring my words and my left eye was droopy and sluggish. The ER PA said he thought I had a cerebral infarction, but the CT without contrast was clean. He thought I was having an MRA done tomorrow, but I think the MRI is a different test. Anyway, every test comes back clean (ugh!) but I am definitely having physical pain every day now as well as the original ortho static and tingling issues. Please help!! Thank u in advance.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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