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spasms, tics, and paralysis!?!?!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 30, 2007
  • 06:30 PM

i'm a 25 yr female, that has facial spasms, neck, shoulder, and trunk tics that leads to a whole body contractions that leaves me unable to move or speak. depending on the day it can last for a few minutes to a few hours. This is the worst of the symptoms, it always happens after a albuterol nub treatment. More mild symptoms that happen randomly are eye lid twitches, generalized muscle weakness and feeling light headed. Doctors are unable at this time to diagnose. In the past i've been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, periodic hypokalemic paralysis, and tetany. Help, what could this be?

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  • PLEASE visit www.ahummingbirdsguide.com all of your sx are ME sx...go to symptoms page and write down every symptom you have no matter how trivial it seems...look around this site where I've posted, you will find hundreds like yourself with the same or similar sx...Good luck and let me know...mommy cat
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  • Was the hypokalemic periodic paralysis a definite diagnosis or just a possibility ? Did they do tests to check your potassium levels ? If they fall too low this will induce an attack. I may have the Hyperkalemic kind where I am too sensitve to potassium but seems to be hard to get a diagnosis. A Dr Mike Hanna is a specialist in periodic paralysis and research is still being done in this area. He is situated in London, and I have been told by someone else (I need to check with Dr Hanna) That it will be centrally funded so no need to worry about local funding (which I was told by my GP may be refused if it was local funding). Anyway, mhanna@ion.ucl.ac.uk is his email address if you decide to go down that route. Good Luck.Becki
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