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mother in law has been sick for over a year

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 6, 2007
  • 00:17 AM

My mother in law has been sick for over a year and they cannot seem to find anything. I don't know all her symptoms but it started with numbness on one side of her face and severe constant headaches. They considered many conditions including, tumor, bells palsy, other cancers, lupus. She has had a million test run and is now at mayo and they are still stumped. She basically has numbness on both sides of her face and down her throat and a severe headache that never goes away. All the sympoms started after she had some cycts removed from her ovary. If any one could help it would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Hi,I want to help, but not quite enough information here. So here are some questions:How old is your MIL? How is her blood pressure? Please list ALL medications she is on, and if she got on them before or after this started. (I know it is a pain to do that, but if you can't, then I'll go with what you give, but I will be missing crucial stuff.)What tests have they run? MRI of the brain? With or without contrast? What blood tests? What were her symptoms that sent them to take out the cysts on the ovary? Did they leave her ovary intact?Is her mental/emotional functioning normal? Does she have the same personality, or are there changes? Does she cry more/less?Where is the headache located? Front/back? Left/right? Can she swallow? Does she have numbness anywhere else? How long was she numb on one side of her face? What happened when the other side became numbe? (Did it come on all at once, did she just wake up with it, did it come on slowly?) It is numb meaning she can't feel it? Or she can't move it, or both?Are there any other symptoms (even ones that don't seem related) that she has?Apologies for the huge number of questions, but that is all I can think of to even begin to consider what might be afflicting your MIL.Best,Shula
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