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Posted by Maria on September 23, 2000 at 07:25:34:

In Reply to: Re: Where do I begin??? Please HELP posted by Debie on April 06, 2000 at 19:39:55:

: Hi I used to work for a neurologist in NJ and I think it is good that you are going to see one. Your symptoms do sound neurological. I wish you the best of luck. Be prepared to get sent for an Mri of the brain. Do not let doctors tell you the symptoms are all in your head. Keep going to doctors until one listens to you and is willing to help you.
: Debbie Z
: : Hi. I'll try to be brief. I am wondering if anyone has experienced the same symptoms as me and what was found to be the cause?

: : - tingling in lower body (legs,thighs,hips,feet)
: : - cold/burning patches (lower body)
: : - numbness (lower left butt)
: : - tingling (left face)
: : - numbness twice in left side only of nose (once for the whole day, the other time for 15 min.)
: : - dizziness (a general dizziness for 6 years, usually present to some extent)
: : - vertigo (one horrible episode)
: : - tinnitus (about 6 months)
: : - head (I know this sounds insane --- a sensation of an "explosion" in my head, or perhaps I could call
: : it a "bursting sensation". Very frightening. Has happened about 8 times since last summer. No pain involved.)

: : Any ideas? My doctor has ordered many blood tests, and is sending me to a neurologist, and sent me for
: : neck xrays, and is sending me to an opthalmologist to check for sjogrens. I thought alot of it sounded like
: : mennieres, but he doesn't think so.

: : I have had rheumatoid arthritis for 14 years, but is not convinced the symptoms are related.

: : Any suggestions as to what could be causing these symptoms?

: : Thanks.

Hi:

Sorry to hear about your problems but are very similar to mine. A couple of months ago I noticed tingling behind my right ear. That tingling has now progressed to the back of my head and into my face. I am also experiencing dizziness. In addition, sometimes I feel like my head is expanding. It doesn't hurt, just feels wierd. My doctor has ordered an MRA of the back of my head. In addition to all of this, I have recently been placed on blood pressure meds which hasn't completely control the pressure. I have wild spiking occurrences.

Hope things get better with you.

Maria


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