what do you think the diognosis could be
migraines - 50.0% - 1 votes
ms - 50.0% - 1 votes
strokes - 0.0% - 0 votes
seizures - 0.0% - 0 votes
low levels of magnesium - 0.0% - 0 votes
other - 0.0% - 0 votes
Posted 4/2/2011 7:23 AM (GMT -6)
Today I woke up and noticed my left arm was starting to feel the numbness, then my left leg. This has happened before so I'll explain.
The first time was after drinking 3 nights in a row. I woke up extremely Hung over and by 6 pm I was so tired I couldn't concentrate and the numbness came. It started in my left arm then moved to my cheast then the left side of my head and left leg. It was very intense and scary. The next day I went to a dr and he said anxiety (which I definitely have had for a while).
I didn't drink for awhile then when I did the next evening I started feeling anxiety in my chest then the numbness came, too. Not as severe though.
Next, or possibly around this time, (this first started in January) I began getting excruciating headaches. They were persistent for over 2 weeks then I developed a fever, fatigue, and muscle weakness. Dr said it was a virus. That eventually went away but not the headaches, I still get them throughout everyday. I've also developed this lasting stiff neck ever since the "virus".
So today I woke up, stiff neck, head ache, and the numbness starting in my left arm. I'll add that when I saw the Dr for the virus he did do a ct scan and it came back ok. And I'm only 21 yrs old, never had head aches until about 6 mo ago. Other symptoms I get but not sure if they're related are "shaky eyes" and ringing ears.
I just want to know if this is all because of stress and anxiety, if its migraines, maybe a vitamin deficiency, or something serious like a tumor or ms or blood circulation??? I'm very worried and this is giving me extreme anxiety. I try not to Google things and scare myself but its hard.
Any advice is welcome, thank you.
Posted 4/2/2011 10:03 PM (GMT -6)
I would strongly advise you to consult a neurologist, as it could be any number of things (including migraine). The tingling could be a migraine aura, the stiff neck and headache is consistent with the headache phase of the migraine and the ringing in the ears (tinnitus) often accompanies migraine. Alcohol is an extremely common migraine trigger for many. Translation... you need to stay away from the alcohol from here on out.
Go ahead and make that appointment with a neurologist.
Best of luck!
Posted 4/3/2011 12:52 AM (GMT -6)
I'm starting to think migraines, too. Some of the stuff I've found online is scary though! I will see a neurologist asap. Thank u for ur post. Also I definitely plan to stay away from alcohol, it makes everything 10X worse!