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help---weak, tired, tingly, spells

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 9, 2009
  • 06:14 PM

I am now 21 and over the last month and a half have taken a severe turn towards the worst. All throughout my life I have had spells off and on in which I describe where I feel like I am on the outside looking in. i can hear and respond to people, but my mental processing is decresed severely. 3/17 of this year I went in to see my general practicioner because these spells were increasing in occurances. He has me wear a holter monitor for two days, sent me for a MRI, and referred me to a nuerologist. All results were normal. The neurologist ordered B12 deficiency labs and an EEG due to the below listed new symptoms. The EEG was normal and my B12 came back at 242 (normal 180-900) my homocystiene level was 11 and we are still awaiting on the MMA to come back from Mayo. If my MMA is not elevated my physician has already advised me that he was going to diagnose me with anxieties. I am already on Paxil. I am confident these symptoms ARE NOT anxiety related. I just made the mistake of crying in my doctors office when I could no longer walk a straight line (no balance). Tears of course = anxiety to doctors I am starting to believe.

episodes of decreased mental processing
tingling and numbness in hands, arms, and feet
tired (sleepinng 18 hours a day)
loss of balance
no appetite

HELP! Anyone that has similar symptoms or recommendations---let me know!!!!

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  • Hip was searching for something else and stumbled on your post. You sound likely husband who is gluten intolerant, as well as very sensitive to preservative.he did not test positive at the dr for an " allergy" but he can tell you after taking all gluten out of his diet he is much better. Read up on gluten intolerance.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 11, 2010
    • 01:35 AM
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  • Seeing you are in the lower ends of the B12 range and ALL your symptoms remind me of B12 deficiency. I think you should try B12 supplements. B12 neurological symptoms eg numbness and tingling often start at the bodies extremities eg fingers/hands and toes/feet. B12 tests can be useless in some as it is possible to have a normal B12 blood result but have a deficiency of B12 in the actual bodies tissues. (there have been studies done on this).
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • August 12, 2010
    • 04:24 PM
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  • Have you seen and ENT or had you eye's checked? My mom had some of your same symptoms..end up she is near sighted in one eye and far sighted in the other which really threw off her balance and caused axiety..the ETN found a few pulips in he sinus as well that monkey'd with her inner ear. She had suffered for over a year with severl 911 calls and 3 separate docs and brian scans and test just to find out that she needed glasses and a few pulips removed.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 6, 2010
    • 08:45 PM
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