Went to the neuro opthamologist and a follow up with the eye movement specialist. My neurontin prescription has been doubled to see if it will reduce the amount of nystagmus I have so that we can work on the double vision. Doctor says I have bilateral 6th nerve palsy and also a problem with my 7th and 8th nerves. He believes there is an issue with the brain stem and ordered another mri, which I had today. Won't receive the results for at least a couple of days.
My new symptom is that I can no longer sit up from a lying position without either coming up on my elbows and pushing off with my arms or rolling over on my side and pushing off with my arms. I am in fairly good condition and have always been able to do sit ups and leg lifts, but now I can't sit up even if I swing my arms from over my head towards my feet to help get momentum to sit up. The muscles in my abdomen have been very shakey/uncoordinated for several months, but I have still been able to do sit ups without using my arms. The movements, however, have not been smooth and have been very jerky/shakey movements like the muscles in my abdomen just weren't working together. A couple of nights ago, I discovered that I could no longer sit up from a lying position. I woke up from a sound sleep at 1 a.m. and tried to sit up and I couldn't. It freaked me out and I couldn't sleep the rest of the night.
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