Ok, I'm a 44 year old women, who until 3 years ago have been in good health. I started experiencing stroke like symptoms (slurred speach, word finding difficulties, left foot dragging/no reflexes in foot, loss of strength in hands and dizzy spells, choking in my sleep, long and short term memory). My medical practioner indicated that this was not a stroke and left it at that. My symptoms starting getting worse, and was given an MRI, EEG, ENG - they have all come back as negative. The neurologist says the dizzy spells are benign positional vertigo and the Ear specialist says they are not, but are in fact Neurological in origin.
I have gone for many tests - most recently a Cat scan with contrast - that came back as saying there is a Veinous malformation on my right/front brain (enlarged) - however not significant and not treatable. The MRI's have shown non-specific white matter. The MS specialist has indicated that he does not feel this is MS, however he will not rule it out either.
Two months ago, after feeling like I'm still not getting anywhere and getting sicker, I attempted suicide. I ended up in emergency, and 2 days on the Psych ward. I was given anti-depressants. Now it seems that my medical team feels that all my symptoms are as a result of depression and are not Neurological.
I'm willing to believe that however, I've felt that the depression came after the other problems. I think that anyone who has gone thru the problems I've gone thru would get depressed too. So, I'm just looking for any imput and thoughts.