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Question: Multiple neuro symptoms, thoughts please?


 Shocked_In_Sask - Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:06 am

I understand no one here can diagnose, I am just looking for ideas and thoughts, things to approach my doctor with.

I'm a 33 year old woman, who's symptoms started in November'05 (one month after the birth of my youngest child) with electrical shock like sensations in my left calf. To date, my symptoms now include:

*electric shock-like sensations, body wide (although only in 1 place at a time)
*shocking pain through the eye, randomly
* rarely, very intense shock through the temple
*vertigo spells
*overwhelming fatigue
*upper body and left leg weakness
*tremors (periodically)
*fasciculations (or maybe myokymia, not sure which) in legs
*myoclonic jerks (very mild, only once or twice a day)
*a month of not being able to swallow solid foods (they stuck in my throat for over 24 hours)
*cramping in the arches area of my feet (left is worst)
*spasticity in my left calf
*dropping things
*micro-tremors (where I feel like every bit of me is tremoring, including my eyes, but none of me is actually moving)

So far, medically, I've had:
CT Scan (clear)
Brain and C-Spine MRI (clear)
Endoscopy (clear)
Numerous blood tests, all clear, except for a chronicly (18 months or so) elevated lymphocyte count (WBC has been normal though), slightly elevated liver enzymes, and slightly elevated blood calcium level.
My PCP sent me to a neurologist, who has basically determined to run more tests if I got worse.He told me he felt I exhibited symptoms in common with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. My family doctor disagreed.

I have a family history on my maternal side is:
Mom: Grave's Disease
Aunt: Eagle's Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia
Grandmother: Celiac's Disease, Fibromyalgia
Great Aunt (grandmother's sister): Celiac's Disease.

My doc and I are both at a loss, and not sure where to go from here. I am currently taking 1200mg daily of neurontin, which helps some.
Thank you very much!
Christine
 Shocked_In_Sask - Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:44 pm

Well, the throat's screwed up again. How completely overwhelming. Can't really complain about 6 whole weeks being able to eat solids, I guess.

Christine

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