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Old 07-30-2009, 12:17 AM   #1
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Off-and-on right sided weakness

For the past several weeks, I've been experiencing on-and-off weakness on the right side of my body. It started as a feeling of "heaviness" around my right eye and the right side of my mouth, and then after a couple weeks began to include weakness in my right arm and leg. It comes and goes seemingly randomly. Like one day I'll have it, and the next day I won't. I was checked out by an ER doctor, who told me it was fibrositis, and suggested taking ibuprofen. But he also discounted the weakness in my leg as being part of it. He told me all my neurological signs were okay (equal grip in both hands, equal leg strength, and all that), which I didn't dispute, as I'd done all those tests to myself and came to the same conclusion. It doesn't SEEM like anything brain-related, but it could be. I mean thus far there's no numbness or loss of feeling, just weakness, and maybe a very slight feeling of "clumsiness". Should I really continue to pursue this, or just let it go? So far it hasn't really interfered with my daily life, but it is quite annoying and worrisome.

 
Old 08-03-2009, 07:01 AM   #2
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Re: Off-and-on right sided weakness

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For the past several weeks, I've been experiencing on-and-off weakness on the right side of my body. It started as a feeling of "heaviness" around my right eye and the right side of my mouth, and then after a couple weeks began to include weakness in my right arm and leg. It comes and goes seemingly randomly. Like one day I'll have it, and the next day I won't. I was checked out by an ER doctor, who told me it was fibrositis, and suggested taking ibuprofen. But he also discounted the weakness in my leg as being part of it. He told me all my neurological signs were okay (equal grip in both hands, equal leg strength, and all that), which I didn't dispute, as I'd done all those tests to myself and came to the same conclusion. It doesn't SEEM like anything brain-related, but it could be. I mean thus far there's no numbness or loss of feeling, just weakness, and maybe a very slight feeling of "clumsiness". Should I really continue to pursue this, or just let it go? So far it hasn't really interfered with my daily life, but it is quite annoying and worrisome.
Hi SeraphisCain,
If you still arent getting any relief from taking ibuprofen, may want to see your GP they may do a complete blood work up to see if there is anything there that may be causing this and also see if they wont refer you to a specialist, internal medicine or neurologist if doesnt go away as there are so many different reasons that this is happening.
Take Care
Shannyk

 
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