My symptoms include migraines, memory loss, word finding difficulties, inability to retain new info, unexplained facial swelling intermittently, occasional sores in mouth.
MRI shows scattered T2 hyperintensities in the subcortical. CADASIL was negative. Lymes negative, B12 fine. I've had autoimmune markers and ANA and ESR done. I have seen a top neurologist at MGH.
We are unable to secure a diagnosis. Meanwhile I am 47y/o and appear to be having dementia like symptoms....I contantly lose important things, I read a chapter and could not summarize it. I saw a movie for the second time a year or so later and could not remember the plot. I cannot process instructions. I was never thought to have ADHD but it feels like I do now.
I am wondering if I exposed myself to inhaling ammonia/clorox while cleaning and these symptoms are the longterm effects, two or three years later.
It has been suggested that I have neuropsych. testing done to pinpoint the memory and cognitive deficits but I am afraid of what I will find out. (MGH DR says it is not dementia)
Is anyone out there doing research on exposure to ammonia/clorox (many people must have made this mistake like I might have) so surely someone knows something.
Or any other ideas that might help?