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Numbness and pins and needles

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  • Posted By: lilianne
  • April 6, 2009
  • 04:09 PM

My husband was diagnosed with a stroke 6 months ago.The only symptoms were complete loss of balance on the right side.Now the neurologist says there is no sign of a stroke in the scans.He has developed over the last four months complete numbness on the right side from head to toe.This also causes pins and needles.The skin is ultra sensitive to the extent that he has to wear a thin glove to stop the fingers touching each other.Some days are better than others!The neorologist says there is nothing wrong but this is not a normal way to be.Husband is on the strongest painkillers given by GP and we are at our wits end with this.It is making life unbearable.HELP PLEASE

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  • I think it is time to get a 2nd opinion. Maybe a different neuorolgist will have some idea. If you again are told there is nothing wrong, inform the doctor "something is clearly wrong and do have any idea what kind of specialist I should see?" BTW, I just went to my 4th neurologist (non-neurologists kept referring me to them). The first 3 insisted I am having migraines even though there is no light or sound sensitivity and migrain medicine does nothing for me. The 4th neurologist finally agreed with me that my headaches are not migraines. So you may need to get multiple opinions.
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