Multiple health problems
I am very frustrated about my mom's state of health. I even don't know what doctor to go to or what to look up on the internet. We have moved a lot during these years and she has been seeing doctors in 3 different countries which has added to our confusion.
She has been unwell for almost 3 years. It started when we were in Canada, with numbness, head spin, nausea. Head spin stopped after a few days but a general state of numbness, weakness to the point of falling remained. This continued for a while and she had her ear, heart, kidney, checked. She also went to a neurologist but nothing seemed wrong.
The numbness and dizziness is always there in the background. Around 8 months ago she started suffering from similar symptoms again. 4 months ago, she was so bad that somedays couldn’t sit for more than a few hours and had to lie down all the time, we were in Iran then and a neurologist attributed her symptoms to depression and gave her anti-depressant: Serteraline 50 mg, and Desiperamine. She didn't take Desipermaine because of the side effects and she was fine for 2.5 months but starting 6 weeks ago she has had a different pain everyday: a few days numbness, dizziness, weakness, a few days back pain, a few days severe leg pain, for a while really bad cough. ( This chronic cough also appears from time to time since 2 years ago), neck pain. Then, today the head spin came back while the legs and back are better. Some days she suffers from body odour.
My mom is 67, she is overweight and she has high blood pressure and arthritis. She takes Amlodipine 5 mg, Lisinopril 20mg, Metoral 50 mg.
She is not a smoker and drinks alcohol very rarely.
Please, help! I am very confused. Both of us are tired of going to different doctors.
Thank you very much,
Last edited by reibvar; 03-31-2011 at 01:27 PM.