I am a 41 year old male in good health overall. I don't smoke and rarely drink alcohol. I was diagnosed with a left bundle branch block several years ago (no treatment required at this time), and have borderline/high cholesterol. I may start to take Lipitor in the near future. About 10 years ago, I had thyroiditis, but the TSH levels returned to normal shortly thereafter, with no further treatment. My father died of complications arising from prostate cancer, congestive heart failure, and a major stroke he had previously suffered. My mother is alive and in very good health.
Over the last 2-3 months, I have experienced on about 3 - 4 occasions the following symptoms: while in the office or at home, one leg (left?) would go numb (It felt like "lead," and I couldn't move it) accompanied by vertigo - I almost fell over once in my office. The onset of these symptoms would be concurrent and instantaneous, and the duration of each episode would be VERY BRIEF - on the order of 5 seconds. After less than 30 seconds or so, I would feel perfectly fine, as if nothing happened. At this time, I am experiencing some fatigue as well.
When I saw my Doctor the other day, he did not offer up any possible explanation for my symptoms, other than writing down "neuropathy" on my chart. I am scheduled to have a MRI for my brain in two weeks, and will also have a complete physical/EKG and bloodwork done at that time as well. I will be seeing a neurologist the week following my MRI.
Are you able to offer any additional insight/suggestions regarding the above symptoms?