Hi, I’m a 44y/o woman.
In October 08 I started having pressure at the lower left side of my head, just to the left of the spine. I also was getting intermittent tremors and disorientation.
In November 08 I had a few near syncope episodes and continuing severe tremors, feelings of throat closing and started having difficulty finding the words I wanted to say or forgetting what I was saying/doing. This was also accompanied by extreme fatigue.
Most of these symptoms have improved or resolved however in February 09 I developed paresthesias in the left side of my face/tongue/throat and also left hand and both feet which has been continuous but does vary in intensity.
I’ve had numerous MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, EEGs, Lumbar puncture and blood work.
To date most tests have come back normal except for the following:
Possible 6mm lesion in the left thalamus, slight abnormality in brain: non enhancing T2 area possibly due to migraine or less likely demyelination, slight disc bulges at C5-C7 not showing as pressing on nerves.
LP showed “o-bands present” and “rare lymphocytes noted”.
Also a year ago I had unexplained chest pressure/discomfort. I was tested for heart problems with none found. Three years ago I had extreme pain and weakness in my left arm that lasted about a month and the doctors were never able to find a reason for that either. Could these prior symptoms be related to what is happening now?
The neuro is at a loss and is planning on sending me to hematology/oncology.
Any idea what could be causing these things? I’d really appreciate any input you may have as the paresthesia has gone from numbness/tingling to sometimes painful.