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Please help.. can't find diagnosis

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  • Posted By: charged4life
  • April 30, 2009
  • 03:55 AM

Hey everyone,

My dad is 48 yrs old, hes worked hard his whole life and never been sick. He doesn't enjoy being sick, and isnt faking or "milking" any of this..

He has shakes in his hands, he gets really dizzy and light headed, he said its like getting off a teacup ride and having the spins.. except its constant and never stops. This has been going on for 9 months now, he has lost his job, he can't drive anymore, and things are just getting worse.

He's changed his PCP twice, seen neurologists, cardiologists, internists, he's seen every kind of specialist besides an orthopaedic surgeon... heh. Hes been tested for MS, parkinsons, cancer, he's had MRI's, CT's, he's worn heart monitoring vests... all kinds of things and nothing has happened. He's had teeth around his trigeminal nerve pulled, just in case they were putting pressure on the nerve. He's been evaluated physically and psychologically. He's trying everything and anything. He can not function properly, he used to work with his hands on a daily basis and now they shake so bad its scary to watch.

I am so terrified that whatever it is he has is only getting worse and by the time its found it'll be too late. I don't know what to do anymore, doctors tell him to keep eating right and resting and see what happens. He's been resting for 9 months and eating right, and somehow put on 20 pounds!

I feel helpless and just want to be pointed in the right direction, where can we go when the docs are stumped or what action do we take? how do we know what to do?

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and any advice is greatly appreciated.


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