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Old 05-20-2011, 04:13 AM   #1
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Many symptoms: head, loss of strength in arm, etc

I hope this is the right board to post this in. I can not afford a head scan and all I am wondering is if this sounds like anything that I need to spend a few thousand dollars checking out.

I have HPV, fungal infection and a staph infection on my left leg. That sounds bad but I have meds for all of it. The fungal infection was caused by me itching the HPV and the staph from itching my leg. I have very sensitive skin and get a lot of allergic reactions to stuff. My Father had the same issue with staph and rashes.

I just wanted to preface that first.

I was in a bad fight when I was younger and my left orbital bone was broke. I didnt have any pain until a few months ago. I am getting minor headaches in the spot where it broke but they range from kinda irritating to a place where it is so bad that I cant focus and or my left eye tears up and drooped.

Also I have a lot of weakness in my left arm and I really have a hard time holding anything with it. It shakes a lot as well. I twitch sometimes in my right side of my face, almost like I smile or rather that I am grinning on that side.

I know it sounds bad but it is manageable, but it starting to be noticeable to people if I try and hold things with my left hand and that I am massaging my head a lot.

Again, I can not afford a head scan, does any of this sound like something serous or maybe just headaches are causing weakening of my arm.

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Old 05-20-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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Re: Many symptoms: head, loss of strength in arm, etc

Hi Staph infections can be serious and may cause loss of life, permanent nerve damage and or the antibiotics connected with it may cause nerve damage. I am not sure but if it needed a surgical correction for any broken bones in the orbital area it should be done as early as possible. I am not sure I would want it personally, it seems a bit nerve wracking however I think I might try to find out more about it from a professional in case something was truly fixable. When the meds were given for the infection were the other symptoms mentioned? Did the doctor say anything about a scan?

 
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Re: Many symptoms: head, loss of strength in arm, etc

You know, a CT scan of your head might not be as costly as you think. Make some calls and find the price. If the problem is getting worse, it needs to be addressed.

 
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Re: Many symptoms: head, loss of strength in arm, etc

I know it's hard to get tests done on a limited income or no insurance...but, I think your problem needs to be addressed. It could be some Neurology problem. Call around your local hospitals etc. and see if they can do something that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

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Re: Many symptoms: head, loss of strength in arm, etc

Hi yeah some MRI's according to the net are only about 300 dollars instead of the higher price of others it may pay to do a little looking around because some ask for more than others.

 
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