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Headaches, and weakness

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  • Posted By: xarmyangel26
  • October 10, 2008
  • 03:46 PM

I am a 26 year old single mother with two kids. I started having problems in July of 2007. I got a horrible horrible headache, went to the ER and they found out I had viral Meningitis. Ever since then I have had a headache every single day. Some days it is a very mild pain that is barely noticeable, other days it feels like my head is going to explode. Also, last August 2007, I had what some people think to be a mini-stroke. I got a really sudden sharp pain in my head and got really dizzy, I was cooking dinner for my kids and was trying to tell them to go to the table to eat, but I could not get the words to come out right. Then the left side of my body felt really weak and tingling. I did not go to the doctor because it got better after about 2 hours, well I ended up having to do physical therapy and use a walker to help me walk correctly again.
Now again just this past week, I had to be rushed to the hospital because I was at work and the left side of my body went almost completely numb, I could barely move my arm, and had extreme difficulty walking. I was admitted to the hospital they did a CT and MRI of my brain and EEG. All tests came back normal. They did not tell me what any of my blood work showed, just said everything looked normal. They released me from the hospital, however, I still have difficulty walking due to weakness in my left leg, my left arm is still weak as well.
ALong with the headaches I have I also have vision problems where I will see black spots or one eye goes almost completely black. I also have trouble sleeping. I have tingling in my arms and legs, pain in my neck and back.
I was wondering if anyone out there would have any ideas what I could asked to be tested for? As far as I know there are serveral things that run in my family that could possibly have these symptoms: MS, thyroid problems, some cancers, fibromyalgia, and thats all I know for sure. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know, I would greatly appreciate it.

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