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Please help: 1st siezure, paralysis, sever joint pain

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  • Posted By: tony79
  • June 18, 2008
  • 03:22 AM

Hello,
I would greatly appreciate it if you could help with the symptoms my wife is currently having.

Last week we were driving and my wife suddenly got weak and had blurred vision. This was around 130pm and she had not eaten. We figured this was the cause and went to get something to eat.About 10 minutes later she had a seizure which lasted about 45 seconds. Afterwards she could not move her arms and legs for about 15 minutes.

The EMS tested her blood sugar levels and we were told that they were not diabetic low but she did eat some before the episode. We went to the ER and the CT scan came back normal.

Since the event she has had joint pain in her ankles and wrist more so on her left side. Muscle spasms. Last night left ankle gave out while standing. Her legs fall asleep quickly when siting and she has been very tired. We went and saw a neurologist she explained that she could have fainted and had convulsions, but she had paralysis after and appeared to be consious during the event so I do not believe this was the cause.

I have searched the net to find similar symptoms and have come up w/ MS, diabetes, stroke, and epilpsy. I do not think it is epilipsy since I have read that you usually do not have much notice before
the event.

Tommorrow we are going in for and EEG so we will see if this shows anything. I just have a feeling that if it is inconclusive that she might have an underlying problem that does not get diagost correctly.
Oh she is 26, white, 5ft4, 135 lbs, no family history of seizure or diabetes. If that helps.

Thanks,

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