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Nervous system madness

Ok, general health question... But I for the life of me, cannot find an answer to this:

Since a teenager when I had an injury, if I messed with it, poking, pulling a scab off, or it accidentally touching an object ...

The cut/wound on my hand, finger, arm, whatever, would cause a sharp (presumably) nerve pain in my ribs, back, neck. Either way the reaction was far removed from the injury and it didn't seem to matter the severity of the wound.

This has been a part of my life even til present day that Ive wondered about for a long time.

Also, my most extreme injuries, I had giddiness. Yes that is a symptom apparently

Uncontrollable laughing hysterically even when I fainted and broke my nose off the wall/floor. Got up laughing, while blood was spraying everywhere and everyone (few people) thought I just died. And I was laughing like a hyena involuntarily. Not normal

Random bouts of giddiness / disproportionate laughter at inappropriate or nonsensical times, sometimes for no good reason at all. Example: if I was in a dull room with no comedy, you get the point, I will break out in to hysterical laughter at times with no thoughts provoking it etc

I do have Hyperreflexia, positive Hoffman & Babinski sign & nerve conduction issue causing biatrial enlargement.

A report stating I have Upper Motor Neuron disease signs due to the 4 afformentioned neurological signs. Could this be the cause? Do I have a motor neuron disease?

Wilsons causes neurological issues so it is possible?

And that nerve pain elsewhere in body after physical touch, what is that called? Is it a symptom of Wilsons? Or MND? If not what may it be a symtpom of?
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Hello and welcome to MedHelp's forums.  You have given excellent information and we appreciate the journey you have taken with the health of your nervous system.  Are you working with a neurologist?  That is really essential in providing you with the right diagnosis and management plan as well as any questions you may have.  What is their synopsis of the things you have been diagnosed with and have regarding your nervous system?  

Here is information on upper motor neuron disease (MND's) which some of the things you state you have are indicative of an upper motor neuron issue. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Motor-Neuron-Diseases-Fact-Sheet.  As far as Wilson's disease, while it does have a neurological component, it often involves other body systems such as the liver or eyes.  Laboratory tests besides family history and medical examination can be used to determine if this is involved.  

To answer your general question though, inappropriate and involuntary laughing can indeed be a neurological symptom.  Pseudobulbar affect would describe this. https://www.webmd.com/brain/pseudobulbar-affect#1.  And as the nervous system is our body's communication network, it is reasonable to assume pain in places other than the site of injury would also a possibility.

Please seek the advice from your neurologist and keep us updated.
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