It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

General Health Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2009, 11:13 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 160
Lizardwoman85 HB User
Mystery disease need help

Okay, so I'm doing this research for a close friend. He has struggled for a long time with some debilitating symptoms. He has benign muscle tremors, muscle spasms not controlled by muscle relaxers, migraines, hallucenations, chest pain, and palpitations.

He has had multiple tests run including tests for Multiple Sclerosis, which was negative. And also had a study that found he had an extra brain signal they couldn't account for.

Any suggestions? Where should he go from here?


Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 10-28-2009, 05:25 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,453
AuntieLeela HB UserAuntieLeela HB UserAuntieLeela HB UserAuntieLeela HB User
Re: Mystery disease need help

The nearest non-profit teaching hospital. The biggest one your friend can afford to get to (drive, fly). USA Today has a list of the top 100 hospitals in the US, if you can find one close by all the better.

I'd start with a neurologist, due to the "extra brain signal" and signs of dysautonomia.

It can seem sometimes that doctors only dx A B or C, if you have D, or heaven forbid Z disease, dx can take awhile! Big teaching hospitals tend to be more intune with the D thru Z part of the medical alphabet.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
mystery fevers... PLEASE HELP britt90 Infectious Diseases 3 07-05-2012 03:32 AM
mystery (vaginal?) infection--help! amelillo13 Women's Health 38 04-12-2010 05:20 PM
Medical Mystery - I need help!!! jnsnfab5 Open to All Other Health Topics 4 05-31-2009 07:26 PM
Mystery Diagnosis cheryl1972 Bell's Palsy 16 05-08-2008 05:46 PM
Extremely itchy mystery rash blackcatinthesky Skin Problems 4 07-08-2007 10:23 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:16 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!