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Head-
Blurry vision need glasses but cant wear them do to my eyes always seem to be changing in amount of blurriness and vision capabilities. The latest was I was looking at a chechered pattern and my vision went all blurry and it got me all dizzy and my head was spinning.
Jaw pain feeling of muscle spasms in my jaw 2-4 times a month
I get eye twitches that can last several hours at least 2-4 times a month
Constant ringing in my ears can get loud enough that its painful
Hearing loss- esp with being able to process and hear what words are being said
Feeling of being off balance and dizzy
brain feels foggy and I am extremely forgetful
constant fatigue and rest and sleep dont help

Body-

Intense burning sensation in neck and shoulder and back- daily
Muscles in back are progressively being pulled tight started as lower back now has gone up my back to almost my neck area, becomes worse the longer im on my feet
Urinary incontiness (sp)

Arms-
hands go numb and cramp- daily
pins and needle feeling when I use them for normal everyday things-daily
burning sensation in arms-daily
getting harder to drive cook and write as they go numb, pins and needle feelings with small usuage. cant peel more than 3 potatoes without it starting and can only drive a few miles before the feelings start.

Legs-
pins and needles when i walk or stand to much ( cant get through a grocery store or walk more than 2-3 blocks before it starts then progresses to numbness and extreme fatigue which causes me to have to stop)
have lost feeling in legs causing me to fall 5 times in the last 4 months
Feelings of creepy crawlies on my which causes me to scratch and scratch several times weekly
Loss of balance from walking- almost daily

I have begun to not want to go out any where cause of the fatigue numbness and pins and needles feeeling. Doing normal everyday things are getting harder and harder to do. when I go to the grocery store i am either forced to do only a little shopping or to get a scooter as i can not make it through the store. i have since stopped taking the kids out as i can not do the walking without extreme fatigue and the pain.

I have had all the blood tests you can think of and they are all normal.
I have had an EMG done all fine there too
I have had a MRI of brain, c spine and t spine this is my results



FINDINGS:
CERVICAL SPINE:
There is mild straightening of the normal cervical lordosis,
otherwise alignment of the cervical spine is unremarkable. The
vertebral body heights are maintained with no abnormal marrow signal.
The intervertebral discs are maintained. No abnormal signal is seen
within the spinal cord. Within the lower cervical and upper thoracic
spine, scattered small nerve root sheath cysts are seen with no
associated enhancement.

At the C2-3 through C5-6 levels, there is no disc bulge, central
canal narrowing or neural foraminal narrowing.

At the C6-7 level, there is a tiny shallow central disc protrusion,
which minimally indents the thecal sac with no central canal or
neural foraminal narrowing.

At the C7-T1 level, there is no disc bulge, central canal narrowing
or neural foraminal narrowing.

THORACIC SPINE:
Alignment of the thoracic spine is normal.The vertebral body heights
are maintained with small hemangiomas seen at the T8 and T10 levels,
otherwise there is no marrow signal abnormality. There is mild disc
desiccation at the C5-6 level, otherwise the intervertebral discs are
unremarkable. There is no spinal cord signal abnormality. Scattered
small nerve root sheath cysts are seen bilaterally throughout the
thoracic spine with no associated enhancement. There is a small
amount of edema within the subcutaneous soft tissues overlying the
lower thoracic and upper lumbar spine with a small amount of
enhancement which may be inflammatory in nature.

At the T1-2 level, there is no disc bulge, central canal or neural
foraminal narrowing.

At the T2-3 level, there is a tiny shallow central disc protrusion
with no central canal or neural foraminal narrowing.

At the T3-4 level, there is no disc bulge, central canal or neural
foraminal narrowing.

At the T4-5 level, there is a tiny paracentral disc protrusion,
eccentric to the right with no central canal or neural foraminal
narrowing.

At the T5-6 level, there is a tiny central disc bulge with no central
canal or neural foraminal narrowing.

At the T6-7 level, there is no disc bulge, central canal narrowing or
neural foraminal narrowing.

At the T7-8 level, there is a tiny shallow disc protrusion with no
central canal or neural foraminal narrowing.

At the T8-9 through T12-L1 levels, there is no central canal
narrowing or neural foraminal narrowing.

My signature below is attestation that I have interpreted this/these
examination(s) and agree with the findings as noted above.


Impression

IMPRESSION:
CERVICAL SPINE:
There is no evidence of an intradural lesion.

Mild degenerative changes as described above with no significant
central canal stenosis or neural foraminal stenosis.

Incidental nerve root sheath cysts.

THORACIC SPINE:
There is no evidence of an intradural lesion.

Mild degenerative changes with no significant central canal stenosis
or neural foraminal stenosis.

Incidental note is made of multiple bilateral nerve root sheath cysts.

The brain was normal no nothing noted on MRI
The MRI was done with a 1.5t machine.

The only things I have been dx'ed with so far is
6th nerve palsy
Idiopathic pariphral neuropathy
muscle weakness

I dont see my neuro again until the 30th and my pcp on the 15th.





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