hi Dr. Cottle!! We were so pleased to see you on the health board. You may not remember, but a little over a year ago we wrote to you on MedHealth about my husband Dan and the terrible pain he was going through in the hospital. They removed a really large stone from the tube at his liver and he's been great ever since thanks to your advice!!!!!
I wanted to ask you about our daughter. She's 23 and for the past 4 months now she has been complaining of strange symptoms, ie muscle spasms that come and go, dizziness and problems with her vision(she says there is a spot that comes and goes from her vision in one eye). She also says that her left leg sometimes gets weak and she feels sort of uncoordinated. The symptoms sort of come and go and there are days when she says she feels fine and then others that are horrible.
We've been to our doctor about this three times now and he keeps telling us that it's just stress. My daughter is not a stressed person and she keeps insisting something is wrong. They tried her on a drug to see if would help and said it was for depression. My God, our daughter is not depressed and if she is, it's because they won't take her seriously. She tried the medicine and said it made her sick to her stomach and she felt like she was in a dream while taking it, so she stopped.
Is there a specialist we should see about her symptoms and could all of this really be just from stress?????? She gets worse, then better but it has us worried.
We would really appreciate any help or guidance you can provide and look forward to hearing back from you soon!
Jill & Dan, Boston