I'm a 31 year old woman and apparantly I'm a mystery, at least that's what the neurologist says.. http://img.webmd.com/community/images/smile.gif
I'll try to keep it short..this is my story.
I was a very healthy child aside from a run in with Typhoid Fever when I was six months old. When I was 16, I contracted mono (found out when I passed out cold at work.. http://img.webmd.com/community/images/smile.gif ), it was after that the "episodes" began. When this happens I get the following symptoms: - tremors (most pronounced in my right hand, which has never been completely still for the last few years) - numbness and tingling (worse in extremities but sometimes all over) - muscle spasms (mostly in arms and legs, sometimes very painful, sometimes little pain) - muscle stiffness and rigidity (worst in right leg - I was basically dragging it all of last week) - muscle weakness - difficulty speaking (the words are there, they just don't always come out the first try) - twitching and jerking movements (I don't notice this but others do) - difficulty walking (when I do walk I'm told it seems very jerky and unsteady) - loss of balance (everytime the doctor makes me stand up and close my eyes I go down) - short-term memory loss ( always carry a notepad.. http://img.webmd.com/community/images/smile.gif ) - fatigue (after about 2 hours of being up..I'm done)
I gave up on doctors for a long time...tired of being told nothing was wrong and it was all in my head. Finally found one I trust and so I embark down this path again. I the last week I have had several test done; CAT, MRI, EMG, Lumbar Puncture and blood work by the gallon - all negative. The only thing that found anything was the neuro exam which I failed miserably.
Both the neurologist and the internist say that they know that something's wrong but are stumped as to what...they say I'm a mystery..YEA!!! http://img.webmd.com/community/images/smile.gif
I'm just concerned beause this episode is so far twice as long as any other has been and I just can't seem to push through it. I just want to find out what's going on and go from there.
Has anyone ever heard of something like this? Perhaps someone has a suggestion that I can pass on to my doctor.
Thanks for listening, any help is appreciated.
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