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My mother needs a diagnosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 27, 2007
  • 05:07 AM

My mother has been suffering with vision problems, memory loss, speech impairment, headaches and seizures for over a year with no help from doctors yet. She was sprayed in the face and eyes over a year ago with a termicide/insecticide called Prelude. She has been to multiple eye doctors and also to a neurologist. She has had EEG, MRI, CT scan and most recently a PET scan. None of which can find anything. They keep telling us that there is no medical/neurological reason for her symptoms. She has to wear dark sunglasses constantly because of severe light sensitivity. She has speech impairments, she cannot think of words to say, she speaks in broken sentences. Her handwriting has become illegible. She cannot even sign her name. She has trouble getting her left leg to move. We have come to the point where any suggestions would be helpful.

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  • Mental status problems, rule them out first.do blood gasses to rule our co2 retentionalso a cmp, looking for dehydration, indications of infection in blood counts,( you can have good white cell counts and no temp and still have septisis .potasium levels, and electrolites.check for temp.do a blood sugar test.also blood tests for ammonia levels.low BPany of the above can cause mental status problems.chest xray, and try broad band antibotic. if they are ruled out then check with a neurologist.g
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    • February 27, 2007
    • 05:17 AM
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