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Too many doctors say "Healthy as a Horse."

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  • Posted By: DoctorWeary
  • January 2, 2007
  • 07:45 PM

Which I find odd since horses are incredibly sensitive to illness.

I have seen two neurologists (about to go to three), three physicians (family physican sent me to others) and one cardiologist. I've had countless tests done, just short of a spinal tap. The problem: Left side of my body, and ONLY the left side, goes numb. Well I describe it as numb because I can't really control that side but really, the muscles contract in my arm, leg and it feels like the left side of my mouth is being pulled down. There really are no warning signs, no patters, no nothing. It only lasts 5 seconds, sometimes less than that, passing very quickly.

Doctors say it's seizure-like symtoms but it is NOT a seizure. I've had a seizure once but that was due to head trauma, I fainted (b/c "that's what teenagers do"-quote from ER doc) and hit my head on the edge of the bathtub. Countless follow-ups say it was head trauma induced and nothing more.

My friend suggested that it might be a psychosomatic illness but I really have no way of testing his hypothesis. The psychologists/psychiatrists here are not very good and even if they were, I do not know how to go about finding one. Suggestions would much appreciated. Or even a few suggestions about my...condition.

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