hi! my name is melanie and i just turned 31 wednesday. woo hoo. ;)
i have a lovely array of symptoms to share with y'all. i just hope somebody reads this and can give me any advice at all.
ok - here are the symptoms:
terrible short term memory/concentration
slurring words/ takes too long to say something
muscle pain (feels like touching a bruise)
muscle twitches (all over body)
sensations on arms, legs, hands, feet like a bug is crawling on me or biting me
loss of balance/coordination (walking into door frames, falling to one side in the shower)
brief vision interruption (everything goes black)
fuzzy vision, sometimes just one eye
seeing things from the corner of my eye that aren't there
falling asleep suddenly during the day with disorientation/confusion upon waking
periods of insomnia
kidney area pain on back
chest pains maybe once or twice a month always on left side
heart palpitations maybe once or twice a month
hand tremors, from slight to very noticeable, especially when trying to perform precision tasks (has gotten to the pont where it interferes with my job at times)
past episodes of depression
recurring cracking at corners of mouth
hair loss & regrowth - sometimes it's pretty bad, but it's ok for now
also, i had a hysterectomy in february 2007.
so, recently, i went to some sort of "natural" doctor. i was just sick of my gp and thought maybe this new dr could help me. well, insted she scared the crap out of me by telling my i may have parkinson's.
i am going to go back to my gp next week (if i can get in) and get her to refer me to a neuro. i am scared it's parkinson's or ms or who knows what.
i don't have time to be sick. i work 40 hours a week with a 45 minute one way commute and i have 2 kids in elementary school and a husband that works out of town frequently. ack!