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Question: Numbness in right hand and leg / Loss of sight

 elieh - Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:13 am

1- Age 37
2- Sex female
3- My wife is getting nervous attacks; diagnostics didn't show any defect. Lately she is had numbness in right hand and leg after the nervous attack. After the last attack she had a loss of sight. one of the eyes is now normal but the second is still showing gray. Kindly advice us what should we do. and what about the sight in her second eye.
Thanks for your help.
4- No surgeries
5- During the last diagnostics, many tests were done like MRI, electrocardiography, encephalography, blood tests, and doctors checkups but nothing was noticed.
6- No current medications
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:48 pm

User avatar Hi Elieh,

I would recommend your wife see a neurologist. The normal tests are reassuring but she may need some further testing if these symptoms do not improve.

Possibilities include an ischemic event (stroke), transient ischemic attack, a psychogenic disorder (such as an anxiety attack) and a demyelinating disorder such as multiple sclerosis. Most of these would have shown up on an MRI.

Best wishes.
 elieh - Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:49 am

Dear Dr. Lowe
Thank you for your reply.
Just I want to tell you that her second eye is now better. She started to see for 50%.
These attacks were hitting her right leg and right hand. This is the first time that her eyes were attacked.
Thanks again for your advice.


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