Scary symptoms after brain surgery...doctors can't figure it out!
My 21-year-old daughter had brain surgery in January 2013, and has had a long, slow recovery. Suddenly, 2 1/2 months later, she started having intermittent symptoms: her right eye droops, the her mouth slants upward on the right, and her legs drive her crazy. During the episodes, which last about 10-20 minutes, her legs drive her CRAZY! She's confused during the episodes, and can only say that her feet feel "sharp", and she rubs them and moves them and looks horribly tormented. The neurologists say her CT scan is unchanged, and an EEG does not show seizures. Her tongue sticks out straight, so it's not a stroke. Can anyone tell us what this could be? Please?! And thank you!
I am sorry to hear about your daughter. If there are no neurological cause found for her symptoms then other causes such as electrolyte imbalance, peripheral neuropathy due to Lyme, lupus, thyroid disorders and diabetes need to be ruled out.
It can also be due to disorders like myasthenia gravis or restless leg syndrome. Since her symptoms do not cohesively point towards a single disease or disorder, she may need complete neurological and metabolic assessment. ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may also be a possibility. It could also be fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, severe anemia, spinal nerve compression high up in the cervical spine, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritic changes of the vertebrae, calcium deficiency, and low Vit D.
Please consult your daughter’s treating doctors regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!
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