I can relate Rachel I was diagnosed with A mini stroke in June 2003, Then was told the cause could be Multiple Sclerosis or lupus, and even lymes. One dr seems to think I am possible MS and the other dr isn't sure, said it could be either or. Besides having lesions or spots on the brain I have a high ANA which they say is high risk for lupus, The dr isn't sure which it is because the symptoms for both diseases are similar. After the June 2003 Ministroke about amonth later I was told I have reoccuring TIAs (mini strokes) and I still was not feeling right I kept feeling like some one was flipping my brain on and off like a light switch this feeling would last like a few seconds, Like I was going to black out but never did. Well in 2005 I finally was diagnosed with seizure disorder. I knew it wasn't anxiety like the doctors had thought originally. Pays to be persistant sometimes. I still don't know the cause of my neuro conditions and symptoms. I have to go get an ANA test done soon, my hair has been faling out over time, the last year plus, just comes out one by one no clumps but now my hair is almost half the thickness it once was. It was very thick. I also have Raynaud's, and myclonic jerks at night only.
I had a diagnosis of hodgkin's disease (cancer) in 2003 and after two different treatments was in remisson from june 2006 up until the end of this March. I started on a chemotherapy treatment COPP/ABVD with Rituxan April 9th I just began the 2nd round Mon. Cancer was found in lymph nodes in the neck chest and a spot of cancer growth beginning in the left lung. Having cancer complicates things sometimes, but I know I have the neuro symptoms and they are not related to the chemo some people get the neuro symptoms from chemo, like neuropathy, and seizures. The chemo drugs I guess could make those conditions worse if you already had them prior to the chemo treatment.
I have been away far too long from you guys. I'm graduating May 18th Yaaa!!!! Finally. Took me ONLY 6 1/2 years. It was worth it. It was a struggle but well worth it.
Question: How do you put your diseases, conditions, and meds in your post so it shows up each time you post ?