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Please help - Only affects the right side of my body

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  • Posted By: silver232
  • January 28, 2008
  • 11:07 PM

For about 5 years now my strange symptoms have been getting very slowly worse. The entire right side of my body is gradually weakening/losing health. I can't figure out what's wrong, and it's hard to describe most of the symtoms, but it's most evident in the upper right side of of my head. The entire left side of my body is fine.

I need help figuring out what kinds of things can cause problems that affect the right side of your body and only that. If you drew a line straight down the middle of my body you would get precisely where the symptoms begin and end.

The right side of my body is more easily fatigued. In the upper right side of my head, where it's most evident, I have this strange feeling, almost a burning feeling, that's been developing, especially where the right side of my brain is, and it seems like the area around my right eye is beginning to swell. When I press my fingers to the area directly under my eyes right above my cheek bone... Well, when I compare this area on the right side to this area on the left side of my face, it is very obvious that it's beginning to swell. It is easier just to leave my right eye closed, as if it's fatigued, but it doesn't ease any of the symptoms.

It's like a constant, very gradually worsening headache, but only on the right side. And the rest of the right side of my body is similar but not as bad.

Does anyone have any idea what kinds of things can cause problems that only affect one side of your body?

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  • may be shingles..but you need a brain scan to see what's going on...get your thyroid checked while you're at it..
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • January 29, 2008
    • 04:35 AM
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  • Looked up shingles... That's like... A skin rash. I don't have a rash or anything like that. As for the thyroid, I'll look into it. Oh, and I got a CAT scan of my head, everything was apparently regular.
    silver232 3 Replies
    • January 29, 2008
    • 09:53 PM
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  • I think for the most part we associate a rash with shingles, but it does not have to erupt for the damage to take place in the nerve endings. Please reconsider shingles and an anti-viral as per your doctors confirmation..otherwise, you need further brain evaluations to determine what is causing this if it is not shingles. Get right on this to help save your vision..
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • February 4, 2008
    • 10:17 PM
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