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Posted by Carol on April 09, 2000 at 04:07:52:

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

Thanks for the encouraging words, Debbie. I am determined to get to the bottom of this,
and if the doctor does not take me seriously, you bet I'll go to another. I truly believe most
people 'know' when something is wrong. I must admit I've learned a heck of alot on the internet
lately, but still haven't been able to piece it all together. Hopefully, the neurologist will be
able to. Thanks again. Carol

: 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.

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