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Tingling on left side of body

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 10, 2011
  • 05:09 PM


I'm hoping someone can offer me some advice.

A few months ago I started experiencing tingling in the little finger and ring finger of my left hand which then travelled to the left side of my face, mostly the jaw line and lips. I also have tingling in my left foot (which tends to be there most of the time). I also had loss of peripheral vision (different eyes at different times), noises sounded strange and smells were enhanced. I felt as though a headache would come on but on sitting in a dark room for around twenty minutes would ease the symptoms . The one day that I did have a headache after it was gone I felt totally exhausted and very spaced out. I did have a viral infection when I first became symptomatic - cough, sore throat etc. It was happening every other day for around 6 weeks but now all I have is the foot tingling and some numbness that comes and goes across my left eyebrow and a strange feeling that my eyebrow is wet?? I have had migraines in the past in my first trimester of pregnancy and knowing now what migraines are think I can recall having one or two in my teens around the start of puberty. I have been to see a neurologist who said my neuro exam was fine and has diagnosed aura without headache. I am awaiting results of an MRI and am getting anxious about this. I have been feeling great but did experience some dizziness the past few days. The only other thing I would like to add is my eyesight has worsened very slightly in that I have to wear a weak prescription most of the time. I have had my eyes checked and all was deemed healthy.

I am a 34year old female with two young children (one of which I started to wean from breastfeeding around the time of this starting), work full time and drive a lot and use VDUs a lot.

I would be grateful for any comments and advice.

Thank you

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  • you are experiencing the effects of herpes simplex virus's which are semi dormant and the immune response to them, mri ct scan will reveal nothing and your doctor will say its stress or psychological or more probable fail to give you a diagnosis at all, as he/she is only trained to detect major illnesses. your full blood count may indicate b12 deficiency but its unlikely he/she will order a definitive test for this and then tell you everything is normal as your full blood count will say you do not have anemia, but if you are b12 deficient then this will chronically exacerbate the effects of symptoms from latent virus in the nerves as they degenerate over your life time and cause more serious complaints later in life, for which the medical community will be more than happy to see you again for and perhaps have a financially lucrative partially effective treatment for, which masks the symptoms of the chronic underlying problem you have as it continues to get worse, and then later prescribe you drugs for the side effects of the drugs you are already prescribed etc etc and so and so on. best advice i can give you is there is therapeutic zone for all chemicals in the human body, and somewhere in the middle of those reference ranges sounds a nice place to be in regard to them, if you ask me.ps, left side of the body, its hsv type 1. scientist phd, retired..
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  • Thank you for your reply. My MRI came back as normal. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow and I am planning on pursuing this. I have since developed a metallic taste in my mouth.
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  • I know it's been a long time ago since you wrote this but hopefully you might see this my husband started experiencing the same symptoms as you a couple months ago and I was wondering if you found any answers for your problems.
    Anonymous 0 Replies
    • January 9, 2016
    • 05:24 AM
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