I just wanted to share my symptoms and ask what you guys think..
I am a 22 year old female
These are the episodes I've been having:
June 2007-the whole left side of my body went numb. This lasted about 3 weeks. Everyone suspected I may have had a stroke so I went to the ER-they did a CT scan and tested all of my motor skills-everything came back normal, they sent me home. After the feeling came back my body was so sensitive. ie)I went in a cold lake and it felt like the water was bruising me. I had blood tests done and tested positive for ANA's. After a couple of weeks everything returned to normal.
June 19 2008- Had a baby-- perfectly healthy pregnancy.
August 2008-the left side of my face went completely numb (tongue and all) I felt very tired and dizzy if I over exerted my self-I had to sleep a lot. The feeling returned 3 weeks later.
Mid September 2008-I woke up soo dizzy that I fell down. I could not get out of bed for 2 weeks. I was very sick. When the dizziness went away the right side of my face went numb- I was slurring my speech so badly I didn't want to talk. Again the doctors suspected I was having a mini stroke-I had a CT scan done and many blood tests and the results were normal. The feeling retuned about 3 weeks later.
November 2008-I woke up and my fingers weren't moving the way I wanted them to. I got very scared so i went back to sleep. When I woke up I could not move my fingers hand or arm. They were paralyzed. After a couple of hours I was able to move my arm and hand again. Relieved I continued on as normal. The next morning I woke up and I was paralyzed again-but this time it lasted 2 months. I saw the doctor-he said I was having a stroke and sent me to the hospital. They did a number of tests on me and concluded that I did not have a stroke (they will not do another CT scan on me because of the radiation). I saw a chiropractor because I had a story of a lady with similar symptoms to mine and it was because she had a broken neck. The chiropractor ran a number of tests on me and noticed that when I stuck out my tongue it pointed to the right and that is a sign of nerve damage.
I had an appointment with a neurologist. My arm was back to normal when I saw him. He did all the motorskills tests on my and He thinks I have silent migraines--which do not explain the severity and length of my symptoms at all. He brushed me off, I can see how as I was completely healthy at the moment I saw him.
My newest symptoms are having really anxious feeling whle trying to relax, my hand gets very weak, My hands are shaky and clumsy and I keep getting really short of breath and feeling like fainting..
I am so lost....My mom has MS and some of the symptoms are similar so I am starting to get worried.
I have an MS screen MRI on July 23rd.