Last January I had an unexplainable syncopal episode while at the pet store. I was out for about 30 seconds (so I've been told) and stopped breathing, but the EMTs checked me out and said I was fine. I had a headache for about 2 weeks after that, which seemed reasonable since I'd whacked my head on a hard-tiled floor, but then one morning I woke up really weak and really dizzy. Since then I've slowly accumulated more symptoms and have been sent from one specialist to the next. I've had umpteen blood tests, a brain and cspine MRI, 2 EMGs, and everything's come back negative. These are all of my symptoms:
1. Dizziness associated with quick movements of the head or eyes
- especially problematic on the train (unable to discern its lack of movement from movement; causes severe confusion upon looking out the window) also problematic in places like the grocery store where I have a lot of peripheral stimulation and when a passenger in a car
- experience at least 1x p/d; always worse as body tires
2. Weakness of bodily muscles, especially in the legs, arms, and back
- walking 2+ blocks causes severe sensation of lactic acid buildup along ventral side of lower leg and gastrocnemius
3. Sensation similar to that when pupil is dilated due to medication side-effect, in right eye
- causes severe dizziness and disorientation, especially in situations where there is much visual stimulation in the periphery
4. Extremely dry mouth and eyes
5. Excessive sweating amounting to more than 20 oz. p/d
- try and compensate with water intake
- causes a changing of clothes at least 3xs p/d
- manifests mainly in hands and legs
- upon placing bent leg (mainly on toes) on the ground, leg begins to move up and down uncontrollably
- worsens upon attempts to stop it
- both worsen with muscle tension which causes difficulties with writing
- also wide tremor/spasm upon other muscle contraction (i.e. contraction of all in legs causes severe shaking)
- my legs also start to shake if I stand for too long and eventually give out (usually after less than 1 hr)
7. Low-grade fever
- high 99’s to low 100’s
8. Lacey rash covering entire body
- worsens as body temperature rises
- it's rarely itchy, just there, making my complexion seem very blotchy
9. Inability to balance (improved with balance therapy but still can't balance on 1 foot at all, when I could easily 1 yr ago)
So there's everything. I should mention that I'm only 20 yrs old and don't suffer from any major health problems. I am narcoleptic, asthmatic, and have GAD and GERD. But we've already ruled out all medication side-effects through trial and error.
Anyone have any ideas? They're much appreciated!
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