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Hot/Cold Numbness Sensation on Left Side of My Body

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  • Posted By: uarkgrad1996
  • October 29, 2009
  • 03:40 PM

I'm a 36 year old female. I woke up a week ago with numbness on my left side. It was a numbness sensation going doing my back, the out side of my left arm, and then down the outside of my left leg. Three days later it was a numbness sensation over my entire left side from shoulder, down my arm, down my leg to my toes. The sensation is more of a hot/cold sensation over the whole left side of my body, but I still have complete movement of my body. Family doctor diagnosed me as having a mini-stroke; however, he was "baffled" because I don't smoke, I don't have high blood pressure, and I'm not taking any prescriptions. I also do not have the facial effects of a stroke and I have not lost any strength/movement on my left side. Family doctor referred me to a neurologist who can't see me for 3 weeks. Over the weekend, I went to ER because I thought symptoms were getting worse and I thought they might give me some answers. I had a head CT, chest xray, EKG, and blood work. ER doc said all test were "negative". He prescribed me nuerotin and said it "may" help with the numbness. The nuerotin does seem to help with the numbness, but I still have the icey hot sensation on my left side. Does anyone have any idea what is going on?

Recent medical history: root canal on left side a week prior to getting numbness sensation; head concussion 2 months earlier.

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  • Hi there,sorry I don't have an answer for you but I did want to let you know that I also know of a friend who is in her mid-30s and experienced what you describe. She was diagnosed with a full-blown stroke and has now regained use of left side limbs. Thankfully you do not have this problem but I mention this to encourage you to go to an urgent care facility if things worsen before your appointment rolls around because with something like this time is of the essence and getting quick and timely treatment can make a huge difference. I hope they figure it out for you and I wish you all the best. http://www.drug-side-effects-and-clinical-trials.com/WrongDiagnosis
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    • October 30, 2009
    • 07:49 AM
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