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Totally confused...but now that seems normal :(

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  • Posted By: Mrs.eadavis
  • October 11, 2013
  • 06:53 PM

I am a 38 y/O female who has been dealing with moderate to severe cervical pain for the last 7 years. I have has MRIs and they show moderate degenerative **** disease. However, about 6 months ago I had my first grand-mal seizure (1 of 4). It was attributed to a medication increase (increase in Wellbutrin). However, to be safe, my neuro ordered an EEG and brain MRI. The EEG was clear for epilepsy, but my MRI. Showed the brain of a 65-70 year old with significant volume loss, esp. In the cerebellum, and an enlargement of my right ventricle.

Since that time, pain in neck has increased, and two other doctors have noticed a moderate wasting of my hands including strength loss in both. Clumsiness and general weakness in both hands has been a significant issue.

Overall, my daily pain is around a 8-9(without meds), limited mobility that is spreading to my lumbar region as well as my hips and upper quads. Overall, I am clumsy and couldn't walk a straight line if my life depended on it!! Also experiencing cognitive deficits, including dropping words, memory loss, general confusion.

Oh yeah...have been struggling with severe (ie ended me up in patient) migraines since I was 16

I am scheduled for radiofrequency ablation in 2 days to assist with my cervical/upper thoracic pain.

Does anyone have any thought as to what this might be???!!?? One doctor has suggested cervical myelopathy...does that make sense?

P.s. Also have a new (as of 1 year ago) heart murmur....:confused:

Thanks for any thoughts suggestions support from this community.

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