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Drop attacks and pain in joints? Drs can't figure it out.

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  • Posted By: Wobbly
  • October 5, 2007
  • 06:40 PM

Hi.. I have been having Drop attacks for quite awhile. 8 years ago I had them and was dizzy, nauseated and vomited quite a few time in the most uncomfortable places etc work, restaurants etc. They thought it might be Menieres, but the testing showed it wasn't. They subsided and 2 years ago, they started up again. I can deal with these but now I have alot of pain in my body, Joints mainly, but sometimes muscles. My eyes are blurry, double vision and sore. I wobble when I walk and have to hold onto things when I'm sitting down so I don't keep wobbling. I have had many test in the hospital when I stayed there for two weeks. Bone marrow, which showed Granulomas... Spinal Tap..neg. Blood test showed high Sed Rate. CReactive protein is high.. Ana is positive. But the Dr still cannot Dx this? MRI of brain showed a couple lesions, but Neuro says not to worry about them. Ct normal. I also have a lung problem which they cannot Dx... shortness of breath. Some Dr say it has to get worse to Dx this problem? Just thought I'd see if anyone out there has any ideas of my next step. I'm waiting for another MRI on my spine neck area and a colonoscopy. Thanks for any info... Wobbly :confused:

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  • Can you please describe your drop attacks- what usually precipitates them, are you conscious, how long do they last, can you move and talk... etc
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 12, 2007
    • 06:50 AM
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  • Hi..thanks for replying, I get these attacks at anytime, they happen without warning. I fall over and cannot get up. I can hear people and reply, but very slowly. Things seem far away and slow. I get nauseated and at time vomited. They last between 3 min to 1/2 hr. I have had these about 8 years ago for 6 months..they went away.. now came back 2 years ago and have gotten worse. I now have difficulty w pain in joints, walking. talking. vision.?? Dr can't figure out what is wrong. ANCA is positive. ANA is positive. CRP is high and Sed rte is high.??
    Wobbly 3 Replies
    • October 12, 2007
    • 05:41 PM
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