My sister's pain

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   Posted 11/24/2009 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I need help.  I don't know where else to turn.  Some of these topics sound similar but not exact or maybe I am just not reading them correct.
My sister is 25 years old.  Non-smoker - healthy, exercises on regular basis.  She gets severe migraines about 4 times a week.  They have progressed over the last year to include: dizziness, vomiting, sensitivity to light-sound-smell, and now she has numbness too.  An entire side of her faces goes paralyzed - it sags even.  Se has periodic loss of feeling and function in her arms, hands and feet.  2 weeks ago she lost feeling from her waist to her knees - at work - she then urinated on herself and didn't know it because she had no feeling at all and didn't even know she had to go to the bathroom. 
I am so scared that she won't be able to take care of her baby girl who is now 20 months.  Some tell me it could be effects from the epidural during her birthing or from her diet and exercise routine.  She was diagnosed with a type of meningitis 9 months ag and was treated but the symptoms are getting worse.
any thoughts?

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   Posted 11/25/2009 2:58 AM (GMT -6)   
As much as you want to help your sister and love her, she needs to go to the doctor and get a referral to a neurologist. Migraines can be caused many reasons, but I won't get into it or the moderator will delete my post because of my medical training and my personal experiences. All I can tell you is suggest to her to get a neurologist and have tests done. There are medications to help prevent migraines as well.
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   Posted 11/25/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mandigirl,

Welcome to Healingwell. So sorry to hear about your sister. Smurfyshadow is right, I would strongly advise her to see a Neurologist as soon as possible, preferably one who is a 'Headache Specialist'. I could speculate as to what is going on here but it may not be helpful just now. Please wish your sister well and let us know how she gets on.

Take care

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   Posted 12/19/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Well the problem with that is she waited months to get into a neurologist.  When she finally got to one, he looked at her med records -gave her a refill on a perscription she was already on and made her leave.  She was in the office for a total of 15 minutes.  Now what?

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   Posted 12/20/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
How about another neurologist??
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