I am a 24 year old female and have been experiencing some weird symptoms lately. The first thing that happened was my face wnet numb along with this weird feeling that I was outside of my own body. It went away in about three hours so I just shrugged it off.
about a week and a half later, my face went numb again, so I went to the ER. WHile I was there I started having that tingling, pins and needles feeling in my right arm. They did a CT scan and blood work, said everything was fine and it was probably just Bells Palsy coming on...it wasn't...I have had Bells Palsy twice and it didn't make my face numb...I just couldn't move it.
After a couple of days with the pins and needles and my face going numb off and on I decided to see the neuro they suggested if my problmes persisted. He order an MRI of the brain (with and w/out contrast), head and c-spine to check for a stroke or pinched nerve. The only thing found on the MRI was a non specific lesion on my c-spine. So I asked about MS, he said absoultely no!
In between this appointment and my follow up, I started having twitching. This really has started to scare me. At the follow up he suggested that we do an EMG. It isn't until this Friday (the 25th).
Some of the other things I have experience are:
*Constant urge to urinate
*headache behind right eye
*stabbing pains in muscles
*an awful pain from my jaw down to my neck (happened twice...first one lasted only a couple of seonds, the second time a little longer)
*itching when I take a hot bath
*about a year ago...I got so dizzy while I was driving I had to pull over...barely made it to work...lasted about a weeke and a half and was really bad if I was riding in a car.
*about two years ago I went numb from arm to knee on the right side...I could feel pressure but reduced sensation to skin
*had times where the left side of my face would get really hot...while I was sitting at work in an air conditioned office..had to put ice to relieve
I also notice that when I drink any type of alcohol, not only does it make the urge to go greater (well obviously) but when I tried to lay down to go to sleep, I couldn't stay still, had the constant urge to move.
I haven't told my neuro all of this...I know I should have but every time I go to see him I go completely blank and can't think of what I needed to tell him.
Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!