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Carly810
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   Posted 10/13/2008 12:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello there
 
I have just joined this forum.  I personally am not a FM sufferer but my mother has recently been diagnosed with this syndrome.
 
I just have a particularly question....  do other sufferers commonly have episodes or "turns" where they seem to suffer stroke like symptoms?  My mum was having turns where one side of her body would feel numb, her hearing went funny and she couldn't speak momentarily.  One these initial feelings pass she just feels exhausted, "foggy" in her head and has a headache.  Each time she was rushed off to hospital but each time she was sent home with the "there is nothing wrong with you" call.  She has had countless CT scans, MRIs, blood tests, etc. and there is nothing medically wrong with her.
 
So in conjunction with her other symptoms i.e. upper back pain, arm pain, etc. she has been told she has FM.
 
Also, do people get a funny ear?  She has strange feeling in her right ear when at times it thumps if she is laying on one side in bed.
 
Sorry for the long post - just trying to find out some info.
 
Thank you.
 
Carly

Marlee2
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   Posted 10/13/2008 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carly and welcome. I have not heard of the stroke like symptoms. I know fibro can cause some strange feelings so maybe someone else can relate to this.
 
I hope she finds the answer to the problem.
 
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tyno3
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   Posted 10/13/2008 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Carley; Welcome to the Healing well Fibro Forum. Does your mom have high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), high colesterol, or smoke? Does she get Migraine headaches and if so, how does she manage them, ie. Imitrex, Zomig, Advil, tylenol, Aspirin? I ask these questions because I have Fibro, was diagnosed in 1994, managed with very few meds (Amyltriptilene and OTC Tylenol), untill I developed dangerously high blood pressure and Migraine Headaches in 2002 after being struck by a truck in a crosswalk. It was thereafter I started having frequent migraines, initially they responded to Liquid Advil jel caps, then a combo of tylenol and aspirin (Excedrine) and dramamine. Finally, they would only respond to a med called fioricet, a sedative tylenol prescription med. Then my doctor got worried about the fioricet so prescribed Zomig (in class with Imitrex, forces the blood vessels in the head to constrict), but have risk factor for persons with high blood pressure, like me. Sooooo, I had an episode one day last July where I awoke with a killer migraine, took a zomig, layed down and twenty minutes later had the most excruciating chest pain. I truly thought I was having a Heart Attack. about a week later, I noticed my co-ordination in my right arm and leg were lousy, and my right eyelid was drooping. It's like the right side of my face is sagging. I think it might have been a "mini-stroke". I do have Fibro, but this particular occurance I attribute to the heart disease (high blood pressure, high colesterol, and smoking- I realise I gotta stop that foolishness). I hope you find answers for your mom. This Fibromyalgia is a mysterious disorder.  

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   Posted 10/13/2008 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carly,

Welcome to the fibromyalgia forum. There is a thread called fibro 101. You can read on there and get some information. Though I like Marlee, have not heard of stroke like symptoms. Though with fibro you never know. There are so many different symptoms and things going on with it, it is hard to say.

All I can say is read, read, read. You might be able to find something on the internet that goes with the symptoms that she is having. But if they are not finding anything physically wrong with her, it could very well be fibro.

Hopefully someone will come on with more answers for you. I am glad that you have joined the forum. We will do the best we can to help you.

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Sherrine
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   Posted 10/13/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Carly, I have never heard of one side going numb and also not being able to speak for a few moments.  This sounds more like a mini stroke to me but that should have shown up in her tests.  I do hope you get to the bottom of this.  It has to be worrisome...in the least.
 
Please let us know what you find out.
 
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d2parrotperson
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   Posted 10/13/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello! Those symptoms sound like migraines to me. I know alot of people who those those exact symptoms with migraine.
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