Posted by Nancy
on May 04, 2000 at 09:59:03:
In Reply to: GWS posted by Tammy Feeney on May 03, 2000 at 17:23:27:
My husband has alot of the same symptoms. One of the things you might want to talk to your neurologist about is pseudo tumor cerebri. This
condition is caused by an increased pressure in the brain. My husband was diagnosed with this after docyors at a military hosp. told him his neuro exam was normal. He compained of headaches,
visual problems, headaches and tingling in the left side of his face, hand and arm. The neuro-opthomologist saw some swelling of the optic nerve(in both eyes) and did a spinal tap. The tap showed elevated pressure in his head. Further tests showed he had peripheral vision losses and an enlarged central blind spot. He has been on meds for almost 4 years now and the problem is intermittantly under control.
He has also had a pet scan which shows abnormalities in the temporal lobe. The doctors are not sure what the significance of this is.
We had a spect scan done last week and are waiting for the results.
Dr. Haley at UT Southwest has been doing
research on delayed organophospate neurotoxicity. You can research that more at
Hope that helps.