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Stroke and muscular problems in young woman

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 22, 2009
  • 05:16 AM

Hi everyone. I'm a 26 year old female. I started to get treated back in April after getting severe pains in my wrists, fatigue, and a general sense of unwell. Since that time, I've just gotten worse and worse. I'm tired all the time, have trouble talking at times, get very woozy and cotton-headed, and often get very disoriented and confused. I also have a lot of stiffness and muscular pain. When I am brushing my daughters hair, my biceps hurt after just a minute or so. Sometimes I'll sit for a few minutes and get up and it takes me a few steps before I can straighten up. I sort of waddle at first and can't stand up all the way straight. I get a lot of sharp pains up my legs and arms and around my wrists. Boy, is this a cruddy feeling!

I've gotten two positive diagnosis - Reynaud's phenomenon and an mri revealed a stroke somewhere in the right side of my brain. We think the stroke was a low grade and probably back in April since that is when everything started. I was a perfectly healthy girl before then!

After finding the stroke, my doctor took me off of all medications. I had the corroded artery test and an echo to try to find out why I had a stroke. Both came back clean.

Things I've been tested for and have been told I do not have - thyroid disorders, lupus, rheumatic disorders, b-12 deficiency, arthritis. I had a full mri so I'm sure that if I had anything else that would show in my brain, they should have mentioned it, right?

Anyway, any suggestions work. I've been to my practitioner as well as doctors in orthopedics, neurology, and cardiology.

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  • You are not alone with your mysterious illness. Recently I have been experiencing very similiar symptoms. My newest symptom mimmick a stroke: difficulty speaking, temporary poralisis on left side, severe headache, fatigue (sleeping most of day or requiring quiet time lying down), imbalance, very dry mouth, and confusion. All test clean except for a sinus infection!? My joint pain has recently been accompanied by muscle cramps and twinges. I also get pains in my right kidney region that have gone undiagnosed despite: ultra sounds, xray and mri. I thought I'd respond because after reading your message, I didn't feel like such a hyper-condriac! Don't give up and please if you get an accurate diagnosis post it and I will do likewise.Hi everyone. I'm a 26 year old female. I started to get treated back in April after getting severe pains in my wrists, fatigue, and a general sense of unwell. Since that time, I've just gotten worse and worse. I'm tired all the time, have trouble talking at times, get very woozy and cotton-headed, and often get very disoriented and confused. I also have a lot of stiffness and muscular pain. When I am brushing my daughters hair, my biceps hurt after just a minute or so. Sometimes I'll sit for a few minutes and get up and it takes me a few steps before I can straighten up. I sort of waddle at first and can't stand up all the way straight. I get a lot of sharp pains up my legs and arms and around my wrists. Boy, is this a cruddy feeling!I've gotten two positive diagnosis - Reynaud's phenomenon and an mri revealed a stroke somewhere in the right side of my brain. We think the stroke was a low grade and probably back in April since that is when everything started. I was a perfectly healthy girl before then!After finding the stroke, my doctor took me off of all medications. I had the corroded artery test and an echo to try to find out why I had a stroke. Both came back clean.Things I've been tested for and have been told I do not have - thyroid disorders, lupus, rheumatic disorders, b-12 deficiency, arthritis. I had a full mri so I'm sure that if I had anything else that would show in my brain, they should have mentioned it, right? Anyway, any suggestions work. I've been to my practitioner as well as doctors in orthopedics, neurology, and cardiology.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 23, 2009
    • 01:34 PM
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  • Slightly glad to know I'm not alone in this! Hopefully someone will figure this out. It is probably the same thing!You are not alone with your mysterious illness. Recently I have been experiencing very similiar symptoms. My newest symptom mimmick a stroke: difficulty speaking, temporary poralisis on left side, severe headache, fatigue (sleeping most of day or requiring quiet time lying down), imbalance, very dry mouth, and confusion. All test clean except for a sinus infection!? My joint pain has recently been accompanied by muscle cramps and twinges. I also get pains in my right kidney region that have gone undiagnosed despite: ultra sounds, xray and mri. I thought I'd respond because after reading your message, I didn't feel like such a hyper-condriac! Don't give up and please if you get an accurate diagnosis post it and I will do likewise.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 24, 2009
    • 04:43 AM
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