Numbness and tingling getting worse!

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Shashi
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 8/1/2006 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
As I've mentioned before, I've been having a lot of neurological problems for the past couple of months (well, some of the symptoms started a few years ago.)  The neurologist suspected MS, though the MRI came back normal.  However, my family doctor still thinks it might be MS since my symptoms are classic.

Anyway, for the past few days, I've been having difficulty swallowing my medications and vitamins.  I keep getting choked on them. I've also bitten my tongue until it's covered in sore spots over the last day or two.

I've also had numbness and tingling off and on for years, but last night and today, half my face on the right side, my right arm, and my right leg are all tingling and going numb constantly - much more than previously.  I'm also having the buzzing muscles spasms that I've had previously.

I don't have another neurologist appointment until August 9, but my DH has an appointment with our family doctor Thursday.  Should I mention this to him during DH's appointment, wait until my neurologist appointment, or what?  I don't think it's an emergency, since this has been going on for awhile; it's just the first time though that the numbness and tingling has been so strong on only on one side of my body.

Help! What should I do? All this is scaring me!

uppitycats
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   Posted 8/1/2006 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
You should call the neuro with whom you have the appointment next week. Call tomorrow (or today, if the office is still open) and report your symptoms. And ask the doctor what you should do. He may have an earlier cancellation (although August 9 isn't THAT far away), but at least you'd be able to have these notes in your file, ready for your next visit.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


rhondab
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   Posted 8/1/2006 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Shashi

I agree with Uppity. Call u'r neuro and at least get this documented. He may and prob will tell u to hold on til the 9th unless it becomes too bothersome. If it's too much to handle u can go to the er if the neuro isn't open and they'll contact him for u. The point is that u get this documented in u'r med records. I dont' think u'r dh's doc would be able to do anything more for u than u'r neuro is gonna say over the phone. If he decides to examine u, he'll be repeating what u'r own med doc has done and will want to refer u to a neuro. Backtracking.

Best wishes to u Shashi and i'll be watching for u'r update on u'r appt. I hope all the symptoms ease up for u. I've had all the stuff u'r talking about and can tell u i fully understand where u are. My occurance of these symptoms were my very first and led me to the er since i didn't have a neuro at the time. That was my first 'documented' occurance and it's good that i went at least for that reason. As i understand, if u have ms, it's important to have these flares documented for the dx process. Someone can jump in here and correct me if i'm wrong or explain, if they will, better than i can.

rhonda
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