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Somebody please help! Advice needed on numbness.

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  • Posted By: lisa78
  • July 17, 2008
  • 03:33 PM


I am 30 years old and I have been having problems with numbness on my right side for just over a year now. Originally my dr said i had a trapped nerve and it would heal with time. Now he is saying i am having panic attacks! I know that im not, but i am starting to get really upset because no one seems to be listening!

From the start i have had, aswell as the numbness, spells of short term memory loss, vertigo, a disorientated feeling, blurred vision, slurred speech or trouble finding the right words, problems getting to sleep and then i wake up really early.

I had a couple of months recently where everything seemed ok and i thought the dr had been right about the trapped nerve and then it came back and has been coming and going for the last 10 days.

On this most recent relapse i have also had a thump in my heart? not quite palpitations but one large thump, a feeling like there is a lump in my throat and trouble swallowing and a chest tightening which makes me have to breath deeper. In general i just feel exhausted. All my muscles are aching and i seem to have zero energy.

I have had a MRI because the hospital thought i might be having a stroke and they say it isnt MS. My mum was recently diagnosed with vitamin B12 deficiency and i asked my dr for a test and it came back normal at 370. I am worried though that i affected the test by the BVits i had been taking for a couple of months prior. I was taking these to try and help my memory and concentration! Is that possible?

Everything seemed ok so i stopped taking them about a month before this relapse. Should i ask to be tested again?

I have also read on the boards about a Hashimotos thingy? This seems to affect the right side. What kind of test should i ask for?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I need to know what to ask for because they seem determined to put me on anti depressants and send me away. Maybe i am starting to get depressed a little with this, but if i am its only because they arent listening and my symptoms are stopping me from having a normal life!!!

Please, Please, Please could you help!

Thanks Lisa

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