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Numbness on my right side

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  • Posted By: 40young
  • November 27, 2007
  • 04:40 PM

At the end of Oct 2007 - I got a terrible headache and was nauseous. Thought I was getting the flu. The symptoms lasted about 8 days and nothing helped either symptom. Sleep did relieve the pain until I awoke. Along with this was an odd feeling in my right side. It feels like my circulation wasn’t right or a clot.
I went to the doctor while still having the symptoms. She did blood work, EKG and sent me for an MRI. Blood work and EKG were normal. She did not test for lime decease.
1st MRI on 11/9 found a small asymmetric focus of increased T2 prolongation in the right pons. This may reflect an incidental capillary telangiectasia. Alternatively this could reflect a small focus of gliosis.
Referred to another MRI -
2nd MRI (11/20) with contrast the results were – There are 2 small nonspecific foci of T2 prolongation in the pons, unchanged compared to recent exam (11/9). These are without mass effect or abnormal enhancement. This is nonspecific and is uncertain etiology, though may represent minimal chronic small vessel ischemic change or gliosis. Minimal demyelination could be considered as well, though the appearance is not particularly suggestive of this. No additional abnormality is identified.
Symptoms have dissipated with the headaches and nausea but my right side remains sore, numbness in arm, back, leg and right side of head like a pinched nerve.
I will be going to a Neuro on 11/28.
Does this sound familiar to anyone????

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  • I'm 30 and I am experiencing numbness on my left side, not the right. It is most concentrated in my left leg, but also my left arm is involved. It feels like my limbs are asleep. It has spread over to my right leg, knee down. MRI, CAT Scan, EKG, chest X-rays and blood work including thyroid and Lyme.... all normal. I was told by the nerologist that I have a virus. I don't feel sick and I don't have a fever. This has been going on for 48 hours now.
    ssindela 1 Replies
    • December 2, 2007
    • 02:49 AM
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  • I don't know the cause of this, but my mother in Chicagoland who was previously in good health (super exercise program and healthy diet) just experienced the same thing (this morning) -- her right side went numb -- and is currently in the hospital undergoing a battery of tests. Since she was previously in good health (so one assumes no significant underlying plaque in the circulatory system), I am wondering if it is the result of inflammation caused by an infection. (Right now in Arizona many people are sick with viral infections.) Another possibility is misalignment of the neck/spine which can cause numbness in the right arm/hand, but I think the odds of the whole right side being numb simultaneously is not high and so dismiss this as a possible cause. If you do find a cause, please post -- I would be interested and I will post if I hear anything from my mother's physicians.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 4, 2007
    • 05:54 AM
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  • This is to 40young - did you ever get a diagnosis? I am having similar problems, except on the left side. - No answers after 10 months of tests and pain.
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  • your story parallels what my girlfriend is going through. Have you learned anything new?At the end of Oct 2007 - I got a terrible headache and was nauseous. Thought I was getting the flu. The symptoms lasted about 8 days and nothing helped either symptom. Sleep did relieve the pain until I awoke. Along with this was an odd feeling in my right side. It feels like my circulation wasn’t right or a clot. I went to the doctor while still having the symptoms. She did blood work, EKG and sent me for an MRI. Blood work and EKG were normal. She did not test for lime decease.1st MRI on 11/9 found a small asymmetric focus of increased T2 prolongation in the right pons. This may reflect an incidental capillary telangiectasia. Alternatively this could reflect a small focus of gliosis. Referred to another MRI - 2nd MRI (11/20) with contrast the results were – There are 2 small nonspecific foci of T2 prolongation in the pons, unchanged compared to recent exam (11/9). These are without mass effect or abnormal enhancement. This is nonspecific and is uncertain etiology, though may represent minimal chronic small vessel ischemic change or gliosis. Minimal demyelination could be considered as well, though the appearance is not particularly suggestive of this. No additional abnormality is identified.Symptoms have dissipated with the headaches and nausea but my right side remains sore, numbness in arm, back, leg and right side of head like a pinched nerve.I will be going to a Neuro on 11/28. Does this sound familiar to anyone????
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 12, 2009
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