I'm a 30 y/o female, having unusual symptoms, and so far tests are coming back negative. I had a c-section with an almost 10 lb baby with 2 epidurals and spinal anesthesia in November. During the first week home, I would have wierd episodes of waking up with my legs falling asleep, or an arm falling asleep. My husband told me it was probably just my body changing from pregnancy(I lost a lot of weight quickly). Then, started having numbness and tingling in my legs, along with lower abdominal pain. Told the OB about it..he did a pelvic exam and they did US on my uterus ovaries..all normal. He then thought I should see a neurologist. I have tricare ins, which is good and bad...they required that I get a referral from my primary care manager(who happens to be a nurse practitioner..military facility). She really ticked me off, because I went to her twice, and told her the OB thought I should see neurologist, and it took her a few months to finally refer me. She did at least order MRI of entire spine, which came back normal on report. By then, also had little spasms/twitches at times in my legs, and waking up with feet and ankles so stiff and sore. Another strange symptom is that I will get hot and red in the face, and red only on the left side of my body(like a sunburn) after I get out of the shower. Almost like an allergic reaction. Went to neurologist, had my initial exam, and he suspected MS. Neurologist did an MRI of brain and evoked potentials...came back great. We are waiting on results of lumbar puncture this week, but neurologist feels they will be okay. Meanwhile, it doesn't seem my symptoms are getting better..if anything getting worse. I have shaking in my left hand at times(almost like you get with low blood sugar), and sometimes just feel weak in left arm, sometimes feel very tired and weak everywhere. Episodes of feeling my blood sugar drop. It's all I can do to get through a full day of work(I'm a physical therapist). My stomach still bothers me, and occasionally get sharp pains under left rib cage. I have a 6 month old, a full time job, and a husband in the military with crazy hours, so this is really scary to me. Please help! Anyone with similar symptoms? Could this be an allergic reaction, RA, lupus? Infection? Please let me know what you think....
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