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Help! what is wrong with my husband?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 8, 2011
  • 09:09 PM

Hi All,

I have been looking on your this website and have found it very interesting reading.
My husband had a very funny episode in August last yr (he was very fit and well previously to this) he woke up in the early hours of the morning with severe spasm in his left leg. The following day he couldn't walk on it. Was taken into hospital and told he had drop foot and weakness on his left side. It was suspected he had a mild stroke. MRI and ct scan noticed that he hadn't. MRI was clear but on his bk he had a c5 and c6 dislodge. They said it didn't need surgery as wasn't compressing on a nerve. They carried out further test bloods etc.

Looking bk now and speaking to other family members we noticed symtoms we hadn't really taken much notice of such as slurred speech, falling into door frames and tripping upstairs.

Since then he has not had a pain free day - worse of the evening. Always tired. He has pain and jerks in his leg and numbness and his arm (mainly left) but sometimes on the right, skin feels on fire, twiching under his eye, stabbing pain in his eye, loss of co ordination, pain in hand and wrist, dropping things loss of grip. Stabbing in one eye, jaw ache, ear ache, diarrohea and bladder incontience. His latest symtoms are these blotchy red patched on his face. Blisters on tongue, mouth and throat - 3 times in the last month.

This is driving us insaine as we cannot get any answers from anybody. We have been under a neurologist but as nothing shown on the CT, MRI and lumbar punch test he doesn't think this is a neurology condition. He has now been referred to a pain management department to control the pain but we are still no closer to finding out what is wrong with him!

He has gone from the most active person to living with this everyday. He won't let it beat him and pushes himself through the agony each day....He is only 39 and we just need some answers. On the blood test that shown up was slightly high liver enzymes levels and colestral and the doctor played that down.

If anybody has any suggestions or advice they could provide I would be soooo grateful. Sorry for the essay....Thank u in advance

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  • Hi All,I have been looking on your this website and have found it very interesting reading. My husband had a very funny episode in August last yr (he was very fit and well previously to this) he woke up in the early hours of the morning with severe spasm in his left leg. The following day he couldn't walk on it. Was taken into hospital and told he had drop foot and weakness on his left side. It was suspected he had a mild stroke. MRI and ct scan noticed that he hadn't. MRI was clear but on his bk he had a c5 and c6 dislodge. They said it didn't need surgery as wasn't compressing on a nerve. They carried out further test bloods etc.Looking bk now and speaking to other family members we noticed symptoms we hadn't really taken much notice of such as slurred speech, falling into door frames and tripping upstairs.Since then he has not had a pain free day - worse of the evening. Always tired. He has pain and jerks in his leg and numbness and his arm (mainly left) but sometimes on the right, skin feels on fire, twiching under his eye, stabbing pain in his eye, loss of co ordination, pain in hand and wrist, dropping things loss of grip. Stabbing in one eye, jaw ache, ear ache, diarrohea and bladder incontience. His latest symtoms are these blotchy red patched on his face. Blisters on tongue, mouth and throat - 3 times in the last month.This is driving us insaine as we cannot get any answers from anybody. We have been under a neurologist but as nothing shown on the CT, MRI and lumbar punch test he doesn't think this is a neurology condition. He has now been referred to a pain management department to control the pain but we are still no closer to finding out what is wrong with him! He has gone from the most active person to living with this everyday. He won't let it beat him and pushes himself through the agony each day....He is only 39 and we just need some answers. On the blood test that shown up was slightly high liver enzymes levels and colestral and the doctor played that down.If anybody has any suggestions or advice they could provide I would be soooo grateful. Sorry for the essay....Thank u in advanceI crashed at age 39 with b12/folate deficiencies. This can account for everything you have listed as well as a couple hundred more. Read the basics at http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=62327, match up the symptoms to the symptoms list and then post this plus ALL the symptoms at http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=273957#post273957 and we will see what can be done. The faster you act to correct the foot drop by repairing the damage the more likely that the damage isn't permanent. Also register and get an name. The first posts are slow to appear as they have to got through a moderator.
    Freddd 3576 Replies Flag this Response
  • So sorry for what your H and your family are going through.I agree he should look into B12 deficiency. I had/have many of the same symptoms, though not quite as severe. I was found to have b12 anemia. Another thing to get tested for, if he has not, is Lyme Disease. Best of luck.
    totallysickofit 21 Replies Flag this Response
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