I need help, confusion, memory loss, Neurological problems.
This is my first time posting on a health forum ever, but I really don't know what to do anymore. I'll try to keep this short.
Two months ago in January I had developed a headache like non I had ever experienced. It was in the back of my neck and head and made me immensely tired. I shrugged it off as stress until this burning fever came on, it wasnt like a normal fever, it was only burning in my neck and spine and chest and it only happened when I laid down. Went to emerg where they gave me an occipital nerve injection to deal with the pain, they did no blood work and my temp was slightly elevated. Over the next week or so the symtoms changed. my headache seemed to subside but the fever stayed as well as this massive spasm that would occur in the middle of my spine, this made it impossible to sleep. Also this strange confusion set in, some times I wouldn't know where I was or what I was doing and my brain just wouldn't stop racing. after this I went to my GP a few times, he ordered some routine blood work and gave me ativan citing anxiety. The month that followed (February) was absolute hell. along with my existing symptoms some new ones arouse, muscle twitches all over my body, shooting cold sensations in my hands and feet, along with being freezing all the time, and then one night while sleeping I shot up awake and my right arm was completely numb and I couldnt move it, my ears were ringing I didnt know where I was and my vision was doubled completely. I went to the ER where they did an EKG and more blood work which came back normal and told me I had a panic attack. A few days later I was back in the ER because I had what my GF thought was a seizure, basically collapsed on the ground convulsing, I dont remember this at all. They did a CT scan and more blood work, both of which came back fine and set up an EEG appointment for two days later, the next night I had more of these episodes and in the morning I had the exam done, the Neurologist said that there was nothing irregular to be found and told me I should see a therapist and get some exercise... to make a long story short my symptoms have gotten so bad that I dont even remember how I used to feel. my memory is so bad I couldn't tell you what I did yesterday, or this morning for that matter, I have constant twitches all over my body, I have this cold sensation shooting through my hands constantly as well as these weird shock like feelings all over my body. There is a pressure in and around my head and my neck is very stiff, my motor skills have deteriorated to the point where I have trouble holding a fork to eat and my hands and legs shake constantly, I have lost 80% of my ability to smell and my eyes are very blurry and sensitive to light I have also lost 20 ponds since this started about 2 months ago now. I am sorry for the disorganized nature of this post but I forget what Im doing and thinking so fast that its hard to complete simple tasks like this. I am 24 years old, I dont drink or do any drugs and considered myself to be pretty healthy. My GP wont do any more testing because he thinks its depression, but these symptoms are unbearable, at this point I am having a hard time recognizing my loved ones and I feel like whatever this is is eating away at my mind.
Your GP is a fool you need to go to another Dr. or go to as many drs. intil you find one that will listen to you. I am so sorry that you have to go thru this. If you don't think this is depression than don't believe it. Believe in yourself and keep looking for answers. Don't give up. There's got to be a Doctor out there to help you. Maybe go to a MS Clinic (a place that specialize in MS. Look on the Internet for more information. I think Mayo Clinic or John Hopkins may have a MS center. I know that John Hopkins have a huge center and the best for Sjogrens. Do not sell yourself short. Go for the best if you can. Good luck
Thanks for the reply, I really feel like I should keep getting more testing done, however I live in Canada in a very small city so getting the right doctors is difficult and getting appointments with specialist is even harder. I just find it hard to believe that they can write it off as depression, this has only been over the span of two months. I mean one CT scan and an EEG is conclusive enough to rule out everything else? I think not.
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