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numb left hand, lip, and face

Apr 23, 2008 - 1 comments

I have been having numbness in my left palm, left part of my lips, left side cheek, and in my left hand fingertips.  It is not constant, it comes and goes when it likes.  It is never all at the same time.  today it is my left pinky and ring finger.  The other day it was the left side of my lips and my palm.  I also get dizzy on occasion, and sometimes see little stars.  I have a panic disorder, when I tell doctors this they think the panic disorder sets off the numbness.  It is the other way around, the numbness makes me have a panic attack.  The numbness has only gotten worse since I got home from Iraq.  I am only a 25 year old male, so it makes me worry cause i am so young to be having these problems.  Thank you for any help.

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by skeetelmore65, Dec 31, 2011
Wow..I thought, I was the only one that posted @ having almost symptoms that match. I wonder, if this person get knots that come up on the face, but inside or around the temple area? I woke up this morning with another ONE, they seem to come and go like my symptoms change, but this KNOT, is no pimple...THIS is something else, but WHAT?
I never know what kind of day, I am going to have, but try to always stay positive and pray to The Lord that He will keep me around a little while longer, bc this stuff that is going on in my body is bad and really challenging to me... I know, there must be others and found this, so decided to put it out there one more time to see if there is anyone who can give me some kind of lead to what in the world THIS IS. I am hurting all over this morning like something is terribly wrong and i just want to get WELL...that is all I want.:((
I do have a VA, in the back side of my head, behind my left ear (Docs lingo 4 it, is the left cerebullar hemisphere) I get them on the top of my head too, where I was hit on the top, when I was in an accident after a friend of mind, hit something in the road. I hit my head on the top of the car...hard and I could have a contusion of some kind.  
I am having all of this strange numbness, burning, veins feel like they hurt, LEGS kill me everyday and keep me from being able to stand for the cramps in my knees and feet. It seems to be in all of my joints like the knees, elbows, ankles and wrists, but also the muscles cramp up so bad any area it chooses fit, to pick...etc..
The symptoms seem to change and move, but it can cause these "episodes", I call them, but they are very frustrating and debilitating and the docs come up with Fibro...this is something besides that bc my skin is affected with these tiny little pimples or boils that could come up anywhere. I have experienced places where my muscles are just depleted and it was like they were sculpted away, carved and felt like it too.
I get this strange feeling behind my left ear that fills full and swollen. The left side of my face will draw down like I am having a stroke and only the left side feels this numbness and of course, the whole left side of my body. I have had one stronger episode than, any others.
I went completely paralyzed on my whole left side @ 5 or 6 mos. ago and I couldn't MOVE anything on that side at all. It felt like someone was holding them down and I had no control. WHAT caused that to happen? In @ 30minutes, I could move. I have so many symptoms of nausea, weakness, fatigue, sensitivity to light, blurry vision to where I can't see 10 inches in front of my face, eye pain, jaw pain, arm pain(left), muscle cramps and these knots, under the skin that HURT. THey swell up in that area, like some giant knot under the skin. I have sinus problems, vitamin D deficient, pre-diabetic, cholesterol is elevated...no high(247) and my Triglycerides(250). My hemoglobin was 97 and Alkaline phosphatase was high enough and Iron, Serum levels and so many other things, I can't remember that were not adding up on the lab results.(another bad symptom, my memory is going) The results, were read by a lab professional, she went over each and every lab test, one by one, on the phone told me that she thought it was my Thyroid, but then settled in on, a Bacterial infection....yeast...hmm?
So, this is all I can think of this morning to search for answers to, since I can't stay on the computer long bc I will get a symptom's flair.
Oh, I have been dx'd with Degenerative Disk Disease, but it hasn't been proven and I was only told that by one Nuerosurgen. The one that did, my surgery (ACD & F-spinal diskectomy of my C5-C6). He also said I had a Chiari Malformation(later to be discovered, it was tonsilar ectopia. Another is Spndylosis, which I found to be bad, I do have a right fractured rib that I didn't even know I had until it was brought up, by a doc and it made me feel like how would I not know my rib is fractured. Wouldn't it hurt all the time? I know that I have back problems too,herniation at T8-T11 with hypertrophy. I can understand some pain, but this is BAD...and I need to find out what this is and if it couild be serious enough to possibly, kill me. SOmetimes, it feels like it could.
Now, I can compare what i am going through, to some serious issues like RA or MS and on the other end Lyme or Lupus, etc. It possible sarc or tavlov cyst bc they found something on my Thoracic. They didn't know what to dx it as, So, they just listed it as a disk herniation)...
Anyone out there with my symptoms to where we maybe, can compare...I need to find an answer to this debilitating illness.
Sorry, if it is confusing, but my mind is having a lot of frustrating times. I barely have a good day, maybe one out of 10 or 20..and that is very flabergasting to say the least.Thank u, Karen

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