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Crazy mother in law

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 13, 2007
  • 11:08 PM

My mother in law has been having symptoms for 2.5 yrs and she still can't get a diagnosis. It all started 4weeks after surgery (had ovary and cysts removed) when she started having a dull pain in the back of her head. Then after a few months her eye started to flutter non-stop. Then in a few more months after that the pain came forward to the front of her head and the pain got worse. Now she has stabbing and sharp pain with some days numbness. The pain never leaves the left side of the head. As of today it has traveled down her throat and it feels like she is choking and swelling. She has taken anti- seizure drugs which all have given her serious side affects. Where she has to quit taking them because the side affects are so pain full. She also had a steriod with a numbing solution given in her head by a needle in 5 spots on her head which dulled the pain for 3 weeks. Then had one more treatment and lasted a week and doctors said she could not have anymore because the shots were suppose to last 6months to one year. Now she has hair loss. Any advice would be great she is going to see another specialist this week.

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  • your mother in law is not crazy and neither am I...I have same/similar symptoms...am now being tested for ME after ruling out several other illnessesPlease listen...I am a nurse...38 yoIn the 80's there was an outbreak of MEme, my cousin, sister in law and her sister all have symptoms to various degreesall of out mothers have Fibromyalgia...ME is Myalgic Encephalomyelitissee the connectionI asked doc why couldn't fibro be a mild form of MEhe had no reason to rule it outLaast tues Montel did a show on a sudden surge of Fibromyalgia in LosAngelesIn the 80's when the ME outbreak happened in this country..LA was hit the hardest20 yrs later...me, my family, in-laws and many people in LA are having same symptoms?????????????/How much more info do you need?? I will send more if you'd likeGood Luck and Godspeed.mommy cat
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