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Constant tingling sensation all over my body, foggy head, and touch feels harder and colder on right

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 19, 2014
  • 03:04 AM

I am a 21-year-old female, with symptoms I can't find anywhere on the internet and doctors don't have an explanation either. I have scoliosis, eczema, and intolerance to gluten and lactose. I do not work or live in an environment with harsh chemicals or ticks.

In November 2012, I had a sudden onset of constant tingling all over my body, "stop-motion picture" like vision, uncontrolled muscle spasms, and difficulty concentrating for 2 months. The tingling was very intense and when something touched me, it felt like it was touching a wider area than it was, and it also felt like it was touching me hard over and over. My symptoms were so severe that I could not drive, and I could barely have a conversation with someone. The first doctor told me that I was making it up. The second doctor did some blood work and referred me to a neurologist. The blood work had no abnormalities and I ended up not going to the neurologist because my symptoms went away and I did not want to spend more money to be told that I'm fine.

A few days ago, my symptoms came back. They aren't as severe as the first time. I am able to drive. My vision is fine until I get stressed out, then my vision gets darker and everything moves side to side. I only get muscle spasms when something touches the left side of my neck or when I'm really tired. The tingling is the same. Sometimes I feel like I'm crazy and it's not really happening, then it gets worse and feel like no matter what, I just can't shake it off. For the past 3 days, there has not been a single second that I have not felt tingling all over my body.

I went to another doctor yesterday who touched different parts of my body and found that when something touches my right side, it feels harder and colder than when it touches my left side. I can close my eyes and put my finger on my nose just fine. He also did some blood work and once again, everything was normal. He referred me to a family practitioner and a neurologist next week. After reading several posts from other people saying they have spent thousands of dollars without getting a diagnosis or treatment, I'm afraid the same will happen to me.

The doctor said that my symptoms don't point directly to any specific disorder, and the only thing he could think of was Horner Syndrome (which is basically a disease you're diagnosed with when there is something else wrong like nerve damage or a brain tumor). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001727/#adam_000708.disease.symptoms

The doctor has ruled out pinched nerve (because of vision problems), diabetes (because I do not have nausea), and MS.

I don't want to have to drop out of school again or quit my job, but I can barely function at work and have great difficulty doing my school work. Please help.

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