Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

Somebody please help! Advice needed on numbness.

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 4 Replies
  • Posted By: lisa78
  • July 17, 2008
  • 03:33 PM

Hi

I am 30 years old and I have been having problems with numbness on my right side for just over a year now. Originally my dr said i had a trapped nerve and it would heal with time. Now he is saying i am having panic attacks! I know that im not, but i am starting to get really upset because no one seems to be listening!

From the start i have had, aswell as the numbness, spells of short term memory loss, vertigo, a disorientated feeling, blurred vision, slurred speech or trouble finding the right words, problems getting to sleep and then i wake up really early.

I had a couple of months recently where everything seemed ok and i thought the dr had been right about the trapped nerve and then it came back and has been coming and going for the last 10 days.

On this most recent relapse i have also had a thump in my heart? not quite palpitations but one large thump, a feeling like there is a lump in my throat and trouble swallowing and a chest tightening which makes me have to breath deeper. In general i just feel exhausted. All my muscles are aching and i seem to have zero energy.

I have had a MRI because the hospital thought i might be having a stroke and they say it isnt MS. My mum was recently diagnosed with vitamin B12 deficiency and i asked my dr for a test and it came back normal at 370. I am worried though that i affected the test by the BVits i had been taking for a couple of months prior. I was taking these to try and help my memory and concentration! Is that possible?

Everything seemed ok so i stopped taking them about a month before this relapse. Should i ask to be tested again?

I have also read on the boards about a Hashimotos thingy? This seems to affect the right side. What kind of test should i ask for?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I need to know what to ask for because they seem determined to put me on anti depressants and send me away. Maybe i am starting to get depressed a little with this, but if i am its only because they arent listening and my symptoms are stopping me from having a normal life!!!

Please, Please, Please could you help!

Thanks Lisa

Reply Flag this Discussion

4 Replies:

  • Hey Lisa,Im a 27year old female and I have had some of the same problems that you are having. I have numbness on my left side, dizzness, headaches, burning in my head, slurred speech and trouble with memory loss and can't think sometimes. I have been to 6 doctors the first one told me it was stress and the second one told me that it was a nerve problem in my neck. So I had 2 shots put in my neck that did not help. The others thought stroke or ms. I had a Mri that showed a white matter one the first mri but not the second. I have a headache and pressure everyday in my head an the other things like slurred speech only when my headaches get bad enough. Everyone looks at me like Im crazy. I'm going to emory in atlanta next month and think that you should see another doctor yourself. Only you know when something is not right with your body. If there is anyone out there that can help please email jamiedowd61@hotmail.com Hi I am 30 years old and I have been having problems with numbness on my right side for just over a year now. Originally my dr said i had a trapped nerve and it would heal with time. Now he is saying i am having panic attacks! I know that im not, but i am starting to get really upset because no one seems to be listening! From the start i have had, aswell as the numbness, spells of short term memory loss, vertigo, a disorientated feeling, blurred vision, slurred speech or trouble finding the right words, problems getting to sleep and then i wake up really early. I had a couple of months recently where everything seemed ok and i thought the dr had been right about the trapped nerve and then it came back and has been coming and going for the last 10 days. On this most recent relapse i have also had a thump in my heart? not quite palpitations but one large thump, a feeling like there is a lump in my throat and trouble swallowing and a chest tightening which makes me have to breath deeper. In general i just feel exhausted. All my muscles are aching and i seem to have zero energy. I have had a MRI because the hospital thought i might be having a stroke and they say it isnt MS. My mum was recently diagnosed with vitamin B12 deficiency and i asked my dr for a test and it came back normal at 370. I am worried though that i affected the test by the BVits i had been taking for a couple of months prior. I was taking these to try and help my memory and concentration! Is that possible? Everything seemed ok so i stopped taking them about a month before this relapse. Should i ask to be tested again? I have also read on the boards about a Hashimotos thingy? This seems to affect the right side. What kind of test should i ask for? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I need to know what to ask for because they seem determined to put me on anti depressants and send me away. Maybe i am starting to get depressed a little with this, but if i am its only because they arent listening and my symptoms are stopping me from having a normal life!!! Please, Please, Please could you help! Thanks Lisa
    jamiedowd 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • the throat problem could be thyroid, a goiter...you'd need an ultrasound..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Wish it could be a simple answer. Deep sinus infections can make the face numb if never treated. But I understand how you feel. Tell us. What are your eating habits. How much protein versus other foods do you eat. How much stress are you under. Have you been involved in any accidents where you injured body and where. Have you had miscarriages or childbirth lately? Thinking of you.
    Abbydoodle 138 Replies Flag this Response
  • Maybe celiac disease: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.