I apologise for the long windedness of this post, but there's been a lot of symtptoms over the past year. I've been to see a neurologist and he's going to be doing an mri scan, and possibly a lumbar puncture, but i'm currently waiting to find out when, and might not be for a couple of months. I've a suspicion about what it coule be, but i'd like someone else's thoughts on it.
There's a full run down of my situation at present, and list of symptoms over the past year.
I'm 22, male, live in the uk, non-drinker and non-smoker, fairly poor diet, overwieght. I'm active, have had no serious illnesses in the past, and rarely get ill.
in all cases of my numbness has felt as if the limb had "fallen asleep" tingly when touched/touching something otherwise just numb, with a reduction in feeling, sensation towards hot/cold
Numbness in right leg, lasts approx 2 weeks, diagnosed as sciatica as the time. Numbness seemed to subside when I went snowboarding and twisted my back geting up multiple times, resulted in the reduction of the numbness in the week(possibly freeing a rapped nerve?)
I had an unknown virus(?) made me feel light headed and dizzy, this was followed shortly by pain in the right eye upon looking to far left or right, followed approx 5 days later by loss of vision in said eye, No pain after that, eyesight eventually returned to virtually full vision. Diagnosed as optic neuritis, visusal field test came back as normal. I had an ongoing problem with double vision, lasted approx 4 weeks more, then back to normal.
Another virus(?) same as before, dizziness for approx 1 week followed again with double vision, returned to normal after 4ish weeks
Numbness in rt leg, then both at the same time, finishing in the lft leg. Numbnes also spread to my side/middle/stomach area and also my groin. Had a very similar feeling to the sciatica at the start of the year, except now, all over.
chicken pox(yes, at 22 yrs old) followed by double vision again for approx 4 weeks
I've noticed a gradual loss in my sense of balance over a few weeks, and most recently(last week) a numbness in my hand and now my left arm.
I have also been experiencing poor short term memory over the last few months as well. I'll be easily distracted when surfing the internet, forgetting the pageI was about to browse and struggling to recall what it was.
The other wierd symptom i've had is a tingle that runs own my spine if i tilt my head forward when sitting. I've had this for approximately a year, although it wont happen all the time.
I think that covers everything, tanks for reading this far
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