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Loss of balance and no pain (help please)

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  • Posted By: KellyH920
  • June 13, 2009
  • 06:19 PM

My mother is 47 years old. She has been living with type 1 diabetes since she was around the age of 33. Besides diabetes she has always been very healthy, weighing about 135 and a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall. A year and a half ago she started noticing her balance is kind of off, and when walking she simply says her legs just don't go where she wants them to. Doctors have tried for over a year to figure out what is going on and STILL no diagnosis. Some things they have found out about her are that her white blood cell count is very high (signs of cancer), but they have done many, many scans and have yet to find any cancer. Also, she is said to have a very low Vitamin D count. My mother says she has no pain... and her muscle strength seems to be pretty good. If anyone has had or known anyone with these symptoms please reply to this. My mom needs answers, and the doctors seem to think this has to be something very rare. Thank you!

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  • Is your mum now taking vitamin d supplements?has she had an mri of the spine and of the brain?
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  • Yes to both questions. They have also done a process a few times that "filters" her blood. I'm not quiet sure what that one is called tho. But they have done many scans/mri's and have not noticed anything.
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