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Please Help - I don't know what to do now

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 23, 2010
  • 09:18 PM

I'm a 30 year old female who has always been in good health. This started about 2 months ago. I went to the emergency room with the symptoms below. They did a chest X-ray, CT of the brain, and blood work including Lyme test. All came back normal, so they advised I see a neurologist.

Dizziness (room spinning with eyes open and closed)
Double vision (diagnosed yesterday as Strabismus)
Loss of balance and coordination (not walking in a straight line, walking into walls, can't stand with feet together without wobbling/falling)
Tingling in fingers/hands and feet
Pain that starts in the middle of my back and spreads into my arms and legs
Extreme fatigue
Headaches (I had a severe migraine a few weeks prior to the ER trip that required assistance and prescription medication from my doctor)
Weakness in arms and legs
Difficulty walking (right foot drags a bit and rolls to the outside when I take a step)

I went to the neurologist, who sent me for MRIs on brain, cervical spine, and thoracic spine, as well as for blood work.

MRIs all came back clear.

Results from blood work:

Glucose 87
Sodium 140
Potassium 4.2
Chloride 104
Carbon Dioxide 25
Urea Nitrogen 10
Creatinine 0.77
Calcium 9.6
Protein, Total 7.3
Albumin 4.7
Globulin, Calculated 2.6
A/G Ratio 1.8
Bilirubin, Total 0.6
Alkaline Phosphatase 42
AST 12
EGFR >60
T4, Free 1.2
SR, Westergren 4

Vitamin B12, Serum 252
Anachoice Screen Negative
RPR Screen Nonreactive
Lyme Disease Screen 0.23
Angiotensin Conv Enzyme 11

My Neurologist said everything is normal and he said that he can keep looking and look at nerves in my hands and feet, but it would probably continue to lead to no answers.

Please help - my first cousin has had the same symptoms for the past year and a half, and 6 months after her symptoms started, she had a stroke at age 34. I don't know where to turn now.

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