I'm a 27 year old female that is experiencing weakness in my left side. I went to the Walk in clinic the other day because my pinky finger on my left hand seem to be at an odd angle. This finger and my ring finger seem to be not working correctly. The Dr said I needed to see a neurologist to rule out MS or Brain tumor. As Canada is not known for their speedy referals I was wondering if you could ease my mind a little and give other less scary possibilties. I'm terrified. I may have to go through months and months of waiting I need some hope. I do have other symptoms, Muscle weakness on left side and Migraine headaches on my right side. I'm under weight. Please e-mail me with some other possibilities it will make the months ahead a little more bearable.
If it's just the pinky and ring finger that are weak, then it's possible that it's just a pinched nerve in your neck or further on down the arm. That of course wouldn't explain the migraines, but then there is the possibility of a complex migraine which can cause neurological symptoms in the absence of a serious brain disease. MS and brain tumor are certainly possibilities that cannot be ruled out without further imaging studies and examinations, but yes there are other diagnoses that this could represent. If it's faster for you to get an MRI or CT before seeing a neurologist, consider that possibility also. Best of luck.
Thanks for your reply. I have been reading all the messages in Braintalk. Its keeping me occupied. I haven't found one message with my symptoms as of yet but I haven't read them all. I just want to thank you for responding. When I saw your message I didn't feel as alone. Thanks again! MindyAnne.
I HAVE THE LEFT SIDE WEAKNESS THE NUMING FINGERS LRFT WORST THAN RIGHT THE FEELING THAT CAN'T BE DESCRIBED IN MY LEG AND ARM BURNING TOES AND FINGERS GET WEIRD THEY SAY NUROPATHY BUT THEY KEEP SAYING IT DOESN'T MAKE SINCE DID I MENTION BACK PAIN I AM SO FEED UP I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO AND I HAVE SEEN TWO NEUROLOGIST
they say neuropathy , today both hands are weak, back pain leg weak I am going to start pain management, but guess what can't get a appointment until Nov. but I can't as much as drive my car,and I am due at work tomorrow.
Did your symtoms start right after you had your Baby? Mine did. I started getting Migraines left side weakness. I could hardly walk for a couple weeks after I had Aedan. My right leg kept giving out. I'm so scared and frustrated. I just want to know what is going wrong with this body of mine. Every day it seems to be something new. Its really hard to take care of my babies (Halle 33 months, Aedan 20 months). By the way what is Nuropathy? Anyway, thanks for commenting back its always nice to hear from someone who knows what your going through. I don't feel as alone.
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