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I am going to copy and paste a log I am keeping because I am frankly too weak to type it all up. Please give me any thoughts or suggestions as to what it could be. I am praying its not MS, or even Lyme, but I have to know what it is to treat it. The numbness and the weakness are my 2 biggest complaints, esp my right leg/feet and arm/hands. Thank you. I posted this on the Lyme board also with only one person responding.. Maybe you folks here can relate to the symptoms more, or if not, please tell me.
(Sorry its long)

A little history..
Dont remember the year,(Probably 5 or 6 yrs ago) but one night just started to shiver uncontrollably and even under layers of covers. Felt really, really sick the next few days. Went to the Dr, but they didnt know what caused it or what it was....


June 4th 2007.. Went to Dr for unexplained swollen lip, then chin. Felt a twitch in my lip first. Went to allergist also who said is was probably bed bugs, and to wash sheets in hot water. Took alavert when I got swollen. Happened a few times. I also had numness and tingling in that area..
Since then, I had numbness on and off as well as an ocassional twitch in my lip.

Note: About 4 yrs ago, I was walking, and just fell. Not sure how that even happened, but it left me very shaken up for a long while after that. It happened again in 2009 while on a walk. Same feeling.

Sept 29th 2009.- Changed my diet. Cut the soda, candy, processed foods, and fast food. Having more grains, veggies and fruit. (I have what I thought High Blood Pressure. (A friend used a wrist one and my Dr said they are not accurate, so I am not sure if its high or not. Sometimes I will get an elevated reading at the Dr, and sometimes a normal one. I do have High cholesterol which I am working on lowering without medication.
Lost 10 lbs in a month.

Oct 27th 2009. Got sick with a sinus infection. Felt crummy for 2 days, and better after that but the productive cough went on for 2 weeks. Had amoxycillin for it, and robitussin dm.

Nov 9th 2009. Ate dinner and a couple hrs later my stomach just started in. I Had pain, diahrea, and almost passed out. I was in a cold sweat and things were spinning. It passed after a couple of hrs.

Nov 13th, 2009. Went to Dr (Chiropractor) and told him something is wrong with me. My left leg hurt on and off, then went to the right leg, which feels weak, and numb. My right arm too with the weak and numb feeling. Felt it on both sides, but the right was really bad.
Numbness in face (mostly around mouth,nose and chin), head, arms,hands (thumb is the worst) legs ankles and feet.
Occasional pain on bottom side of feet.

Nov 17th 2009. Went to see Dr (Neurologist)on Dr (chiro)say so.
He did exams, and said it all was ok, and I was "strong". Went for blood work and that came out ok, except the sugar was a little elevated probably because I ate earlier that day. (Need to get it checked again)

Note: some other symptoms..
prickly feeling on top of head
Feels like a burn sensation on parts of hands, feet, hips, back and sides of neck, behind my knees.
Numbness and weakness CONSTANTLY! Also in my face.
Chills
Just dont feel good
Somewhat achy legs
Feeling flushed in the head. When I get up, it feels like a rush of adrenaline. Sometimes I feel it even while standing and its not a feeling that is normal..
tired (I think from not feeling good)
eye twitching

Nov 24th 2009.. Went back to Dr (neuro), and he took a nerve and muscle test and that came out ok. I asked to try a round of Doxycycline to see if it helps in case this is lymes disease.
Not much better on it, and didnt get real sick from it. I did break out in a small upper back rash after being on the antibiotic for 2 1/2 days. I continue to take it.

Nov 30th 2009. The weakness and numbness bad today and I am trying to get a hold of Dr . Have to see where to go from here.

Dec 2nd. Saw neuro dr and will get brain MRI, bone scan and ultrasound early next week.





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