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Worring Symptoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 21, 2010
  • 01:34 PM

I am male, unable to work and no insurance, so I am desperately looking for answers.

About 9 years ago I was admitted into hospital with a six week history of headaches and strange neurological symptoms. I could not extend my RH little finger and my RH middle and thumb would only move together, not independent of each other. Also it was noted that my RH grip was weaker than my left. Some numbness in my RH toe and calf area. They suspected either a MS, BT, or TIA.

At the time a full range of bloods and a CT Brain scan was done, and a few days latter a MRI and an MRI with contrast was done, plus MRA. The only finding was very very low B12, a few other tests where done to try and find out why it was so low where done but nothing was found. I had B12 shots weekly then monthly and re tested and told I no longer require them. Most of the symptoms vanished, but I still got bad headaches, my Dr felt these where related to the migraines I had always had.

All was well until 2008 when I started to get a lot of the same symptoms AND very bad nausea. so much so that my weight began to fall by 30 pounds in a matter of weeks!

I had lost my job and had no insurance so could not get further tests. The nausea remained but the other symptoms, numbness and muscle twitching went over time.

Fast forward to March 2009, I had an type of spaced out feeling, and ended up in hospital again, this was followed by a very bad headache, and other numbness etc, again a CT brain scan was done and nothing was found. However a MRI brain scan revealed a small legion in the pons near my brain stem, the specialist said it looked like a small blood clot.

Since then I have been unable to eat due to nausea. The Drs have looked at GI reasons with scans etc but have found nothing.

I am beginning to think the nausea is to do with the neurological problems NOT GI, does this make any sense to anyone?

What I don't understand is how are the symptoms coming and going over a matter of years, 9 years, surely if there was a problem in my head the numbness etc would not vanish for months on end would it?

B12, my Dr will not test me for it again, so is it worth me taking it anyway by mouth just to see if it helps?

As I say I have no insurance so I can't get more tests, so any suggestions or others with the same symptoms that can offer advice would be most welcome


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