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Pizza?? Weakness, Loss of coordination, Anxious feeling

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 22, 2009
  • 08:36 PM


Over the past 2 years I have had some very strange symptoms.

In the summer of 2007 I woke up and the whole right side of my body went numb. It stayed this way for 2 weeks. After the feeling returned my right side was so sensitive. I went to go swimming in a cold lake and it felt like the water was bruising me-eventually that passed. I had a several blood tests done and 1 returned positive for ANA's.

In June 2008 I had a baby, my pregnancy was perfect. A couple of months later the left side of my face went numb-even my half of my tongue. I had a lot of difficulty speaking because I slurred so much and I was extremely dizzy. After 3 weeks this passed.

My next episode I woke up one morning so dizzy that I fell over. This lasted about 2 weeks. As soon as that got better, the right side of my face went numb-stayed that way for 3 weeks.

The worst episode so far was last November. I woke up one morning and realized that my right hand was very weak. I was scared so I went back to sleep. When I woke up I could not even move my whole right arm-it was paralyzed. The feeling came back a couple of hours later. The next morning I woke up and I could not move my right hand or arm, this time for 2 months, I could barely talk and I was very weak. Eventually the motor skills retuned but my arm/hand still doesn't feel right.

I saw a chiropractor, many doctors and a neurologist. The chiro said that my tongue was pointing to the right when I stuck it out and that is a sign of nerve damage-he saw me in my worst condition. The doctors had no clue, but tested me for ANA's and that came back negative...weird. I have had 3 CT scans all came back normal and the neurologist diagnosed me with silent migraines. I have reasearched silent migraines--the symptoms are similar but definately dont last for months at a time.

At the moment my hand is starting to get weak again and I am not feeling right. I have a very anxious/excited feeling when I am relaxing. My muscles feeling like they are stretching sometimes when I am just sitting there.

I have noticed that a lot of my symptoms start when I eat pizza? I know it sounds weird...but I had half a piece of pizza last weekend and my hand started to do this again. It may have been because I was very exhausted???

Please let me know if this sounds like something you've heard of or if you have similar symptoms?

FYI: I am a 22 year old female. I have Polycycstic Ovarian Syndrome.

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  • Have you had a spinal tap or MRI done?
    m3dh31p 69 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am going to have an MRI on July 16th. They are doing a screen for MS. My mom has MS and my doctor says all my symptoms are similar to MS. When I saw the neurologist he was certain that it was not MS because he did all the motor skills tests on me and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Of course this is when I wasn't having an episode-had he seen me a month before I wouldn't have been able to move my arm or hand. What comes to your mind when hearing my symptoms?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • With your symptoms and family history, the possiblity of MS does need to be considered. Your doctor is on the right track.
    m3dh31p 69 Replies Flag this Response
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