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I would greatly appreciate any help or advice please

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  • Posted By: mariakelly
  • December 28, 2012
  • 00:02 AM

Good evening everyone. Thank you very much for taking the time to read this post.

I have searched around the net with my symptoms and always seem to get serious or worse-case scenario answers. I am hoping someone on here will be able to shed some light on what might be happening with me. I am not a big fan of going to the doctors and don't get too bothered by whats happening to me but there is too much happening these days to ignore the symptoms.

Ok, a bit about me. I am a 32 year old mother of three. I am in a very happy and successful relationship. I am happy in my job and have a healthy social life. I don't smoke or drink. I am not on any medication and try to live a holistic lifestyle. I am over-weight but not obese. I exercise regularly and have a good diet.

So onto the symptoms.. and there are many, I am sorry:
I keep dropping things (this is the symptom that is most annoying and noticeable)
I lose balance without cause
Forgetfulness- this can be also lost for words
Awful leg cramps
Pins & needles
Mood swings

They are a few, but not always there. I used to have bouts of these but it seems to be happening more regularly. The leg cramps don't happen often but when they do it can last for days and can be extremely painful, often waking me at night and can be extreme. One thing that seems to be happening a lot is the dropping items and balance.

Yes, MS has popped up quite a lot when I searched but I find it very unlikely this is the cause, for the following reason:

About 2 years ago I ended up in hospital for a few weeks and had a ton of tests done, lumbar puncture and lots of MRI's. I was admitted because of sudden facial paralysis and headache. They ruled out stroke pretty fast but kept me in for tests. The neuro never really told me what he thought it was but when I went back for a follow up a year later he felt confidant that it was not MS as the MRI doen in hospital looked good.

As I said, I am not overly concerned but would like to get to the bottom of this so I can focus on fixing it.

Thank you very much again for taking the time to read this and I would really appreciate any advice or suggestions. Take care.

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