Uppitycats, yes, I've had all the usual blood tests to rule out everything else. All normal. My main symptoms at this point are numbness and tingling on my right side, numbness of my tongue and lips and chin, extreme fatigue, muscle spasms which sometimes make walking difficult, tremors (which feel like a constant vibration), a frequent "buzzing" sensation in my muscles, burning sensations throughout my body, band-like feeling across the top of my head, lack of sweating, vision problems including increased floaters and light sparks, slurred speech, constant constipation or diarrhea, etc.
I'm also having cognitive problems such as slow word recall, wrong word substitution, forgetfullness, etc. All of these symptoms are exacerbated by being outside in the heat or by having a hot bath or shower. I'm also having a gastric acid reflux problem for the past few weeks, but I'm not sure if that is connected or not. Some of these problems have been going on for several years, most started this summer.
Kimber, the first neurologist prescribed Zanaflex for the muscle spasms, but it makes me so sleepy that I've been taking Flexeril instead, which was prescribed by my family doctor. That's all I'm taking right now.
Thanks again for your help. I'm just so danged frustrated! I feel so awful most of the time, but it's hard to convey that to anyone. I "look" okay, I just don't "feel" okay!
Post Edited (Shashi) : 8/5/2006 4:55:44 PM (GMT-6)