I am hoping that posting here might shed light on some of the experiences that I've had. I'll try to keep it as brief as possible.
While on a deployment to the gulf in 07 I had what is best described as a stroke like episode. I was fine and then the next thing I knew I had lost most of the major muscle control over the whole left side of my body to include my face (drooped like bells palsey), arm/hand, and leg/foot. With the loss of muscle control there was also a loss of sensitivity on that side(not total, but if pinched or poked it didn't really hurt) All on the left side. I gained a tremor and muscle twitches/spasms on the left side as well. My hand and foot will lose color if I don't keep them moving to circulate blood. I also developed a severe pain in my chest.
I spent a significant amount of time in overseas hospitals during port visits and was eventually flown back to the states for a weeks hopsital stay and numerous tests. Spinal tap, electric shock, needles in muscles, MRI's , Contrast Mri's all came back with nothing.
I was given a diagnosis of Raynaud's because of the color change to my hand. I asked how raynauds could possibly be causing all the other symptoms and was told "sometimes these things just happen".
At this point I am used to the sensory loss of that side so I don't trip over my foot as often and don't accidentally bite my lip anymore. I do have days that are worse then others however. I am left with a body that on it's best day is at 75% and on worse days I can't get up for fear of falling and won't speak much for embarrassment of the slurred lisp and no diagnosis.
I am hoping that someone else has heard of these bizarre symptoms or might have some idea what is causing it. Thanks for any help.
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