My situation is convoluted. Long story to get to the point: 1 yr. ago fell ill w/multi symptoms which, over time, parsed out to be a serious Anemia problem & some "vague" neuro symptoms. Anemia/Hemotologists treated & so far, so good in terms of Anemia. Neuro symptoms attributed to B12 deficiency & should go away after treatment.
Now, Anemia under control w/treatment, neuro symptoms seeming to progress. Muscle spasms/cramping in legs, feet, hands, tongue; hand tremors; slightly slurred speech (sporadically); horrible fatigue, foggy feeling/memory probs, aphasia (using wrong word in sentence/word searching). 6 month follow-up Neurol. Balance worse, tremors better. Spastic episodes less frequent. Now says doesn't think B12 related, & referred for 2x week PT & Neuropsych work up. Just before started PT I fell down and wracked my knee. Previously, balance issues were a kind of "tipping over" - sort of over compensating when turning or standing up, hands out to catch myself and use furniture/walls to balance. Haven't fallen since, but have had close calls. Now walking with a cane.
Finally, my 2nd cousin just diagnosed in her early 60's with Spinocerebellar Ataxia (genetically dominant disease). Hers started presenting about 20-25 years ago with symptoms like mine! Yikes! Going back over family history we've identified a few relatives (my grandmother & great grandmother) who may have had it, too, but died before it got to wheelchair phase.
...AAAnnnddd, I've started experiencing hot tingling like sensations in hands and feet - some numbness - sporadically...nothing permanent but uncomfortable and somewhat painful when it happens.
Neurol. doesn't seem interested in any of this. I'm concerned. this point? I am typically a pro-active person and waiting & not seeking out answers/solutions doesn't sit well with me.
Is Neurol. waiting for results of Neuropsych testing? Does this test address or detect motor issues such as I describe. Do I just sit around and wait for it to get worse?