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Neurologic spells...MS maybe?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 21, 2007
  • 09:15 PM

I am a 19 year old female who has had constant health problem "spells" for many years. My first major thing happed when i was 13 i was just doing daily things and my leg collapsed and was paralyzed for quite some time. I went to the hospital and after running tests they said that it must have fallen asleep...right. Shortly after i began to go through periods of vertigo. My limbs would become numb and tingly. My symptoms would subside for months and then return stronger than ever. About a year and a half later is when my muscles became weaker for a short period of time. It was like they lost strength. I was sent to every type of doctor including a rheumatologist, but nothing came of it. Here is where the chronic fatigue began to set in. More tests still no answers. Once again the symptoms would subside. Then after i just turned 18 my left leg started have uncontrollable twitches causing me to kick. I went to the hospital, they medicated me and i went home. The next day it was still going on so I went back, they admitted me and did more tests. They had a neurologist come and one look at me and she decided that i did not need to be there i was just depressed. She referred me to therapy and i was put on antidepressants. She said that if problems stopped than it was all rooted in depression. Well for a few months they did. But then they came back stronger than ever. I had severe dizziness. Tingling down my arms and legs. Extreme muscle weakness, more spasms, and pains that felt almost electrical in nature, sooting down my body; sometimes for hours. I was so tired that i could not hardly do anything. I began to develop strange symptoms such as memory loss, trouble concentrating, words always on the tip of the tongue , and delayed reaction time. I ignored these problems and gave up on finding an answer. Recently, the problems still continued in an off again on again pattern. My last hospital visit was due to the left side of my body going numb and tingly. My walking has suffered, half the time i can not even walk in a straight line. My hands are weaker and i do not have fine motor strength as i used to. And i have had eye pain, blurry and double vision, as well as a watery discharge from my eyes. I had a doctor say it could be something in such early stages that it wont show up yet. I never liked my first neurologist so, i have a new neurologist appointment set up with someone different. I have had MRI w/ and w/o contrast and cat scans and they said nothing showed up. Is it possible to have it w/ no lesions? or maybe the lessions are too small to see right now? HELP!

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  • I am a registered nurse in school for nurse practitioner degree. I can pretty much guarantee that if this was MS you would have brain lessions that would show on MRI or CAT scan. Your symptoms do not sound like they are definitive of any one specific neurological disease. I am a 19 year old female who has had constant health problem "spells" for many years. My first major thing happed when i was 13 i was just doing daily things and my leg collapsed and was paralyzed for quite some time. I went to the hospital and after running tests they said that it must have fallen asleep...right. Shortly after i began to go through periods of vertigo. My limbs would become numb and tingly. My symptoms would subside for months and then return stronger than ever. About a year and a half later is when my muscles became weaker for a short period of time. It was like they lost strength. I was sent to every type of doctor including a rheumatologist, but nothing came of it. Here is where the chronic fatigue began to set in. More tests still no answers. Once again the symptoms would subside. Then after i just turned 18 my left leg started have uncontrollable twitches causing me to kick. I went to the hospital, they medicated me and i went home. The next day it was still going on so I went back, they admitted me and did more tests. They had a neurologist come and one look at me and she decided that i did not need to be there i was just depressed. She referred me to therapy and i was put on antidepressants. She said that if problems stopped than it was all rooted in depression. Well for a few months they did. But then they came back stronger than ever. I had severe dizziness. Tingling down my arms and legs. Extreme muscle weakness, more spasms, and pains that felt almost electrical in nature, sooting down my body; sometimes for hours. I was so tired that i could not hardly do anything. I began to develop strange symptoms such as memory loss, trouble concentrating, words always on the tip of the tongue , and delayed reaction time. I ignored these problems and gave up on finding an answer. Recently, the problems still continued in an off again on again pattern. My last hospital visit was due to the left side of my body going numb and tingly. My walking has suffered, half the time i can not even walk in a straight line. My hands are weaker and i do not have fine motor strength as i used to. And i have had eye pain, blurry and double vision, as well as a watery discharge from my eyes. I had a doctor say it could be something in such early stages that it wont show up yet. I never liked my first neurologist so, i have a new neurologist appointment set up with someone different. I have had MRI w/ and w/o contrast and cat scans and they said nothing showed up. Is it possible to have it w/ no lesions? or maybe the lessions are too small to see right now? HELP!
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    • November 8, 2009
    • 01:51 AM
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    kneexulfike 62 Replies
    • August 21, 2011
    • 10:05 AM
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  • Hi, Some of your symptoms you described sounds like some of the things I went through before I was Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I went to bed one night just got off of work woke up the next morning and could not walk. My mother had to let herself in she carried me to the hospital My legs were hard as a brick, felt like i was walking on glass i was hospitalized for a week.I had a MRI, CAT SCAN W/Contrast blood work while i was in the hospital they gave steroids to get my feelings back. 3 months later had another episode this time they did not hospitalize they sent me home with IV a nurse came to my house took blood back on steroids. My next appointment they hit me with you have M/S they showed me my x-rays the lesions were deep in my brain they look like clouds of quarters since the diagnosis i have had 3 more relapses and this year i had to leave my job of 20 years and i gain 60 lbs. from the steroids i take needles and different pills because my right hand is numb from the 3rd. relapse i am still trying to deal with this the 4th relapsed left me with lesion on my spine i cannot run walk stand in long lines my memory now is ****. when you bend your neck down does it feel like electricity going down your back.
    unhappy49 5 Replies
    • November 30, 2011
    • 02:35 AM
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  • I have the exact same symptoms as you. I've been a heavy smoker for 20 years. I woke up one morning and the entire left side of my body was numb for 10 minutes. Over the past month I've had Blurry Vision ( on and off), leg spasms, ocassional headaches and numbness on my arms and legs. A couple of times my face and head were numb. I have a hard time remembering things, and have dizziness, nausea and when I urinate I think I'm done but when I stand up urine still comes out. Every lab negative.
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