I am 34, mother of four. I have had episodes since I was 21, but then it would be years till the next one. I have had 7 major episodes since age 21 to Feb of 06. But since Feb 06, it has been prety much non-stop, a few good days in there.
My symptoms are muscle pain(mostly on left side of body, mosty thigh) numbness, stumbling, droping my left foot when walking, trembling hands, extream fatigue, twitching muscles(sometimes severe), blured and warped vision, urin retention. When I am realy bad I can hardly walk to the bathroom, and my speach gets slurred and slow.
I went to a doc in June, did MRI w/o contrast. Showed nothing, no lesions. Her conclusion..." I think its just stress" Wow.. are you kidding, stress.. wow it can cripple the healthy person.
So now doc #2 thinks I am having partial complex seizures, a kind of epilepsy. I don't agree at all. I have done tons of research and it just doesn't add up. Not to mention, if this is siezures, I am haveing them nonstop, for over a year. I am never incoherint or unconcious, or confused.
I need help. I need an answer. My husband and kids are all anxious to get answers, but I feel like I am on a wild goose chase. I can't wait years for a DX. Should I push for another MRI with contrast and a spinal tap? Help...