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Need a few opinions on my recent symptoms

Postby Jasonl » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:47 am

Hey all,

In the past 25 days or so, I have been having some symptoms which quite resemble MS. I will go and see a neurologist this week but wanted to get a few opinions before hand from the people who actually have the disease. Anyways, here is my story;

About a month ago or so, i had a big night and had a few joints and a some hits from an aluminum pipe and felt pretty high at the time.
The next day I had to drive some 60 miles or so to a friends place and I felt kinda lightheaded during the drive which i thought were due to the previous night and the after effects of MJ.

Anyways, during the same week, after my workouts, during dinner, i felt a bit of tingling on my left hand and I ignored it. The same week, I got kind of sick (irritated throat and lungs due to THC) Over the Christmas holiday, I felt lightheaded a few more times and had this dull headache, which got one night pretty bad that I had to take a painkiller. The pain was located in the frontal portion of my head so i thought my sinuses got also irritated by the MJ smoke. Anyways of course i ignored all these symptoms.

One night about 10 days ago, i went out with my friends to have a drink at a cafe which I felt was incredibly hot and afterwards I had this massive right sided headache which would not completely go away even with a painkiller.

The next day I went to a GP and he said it could be due to my sinuses and gave me some antibiotics. I took the antibiotics and didnt feel any better and several hours after taking the first dose of antibiotics, i started feeling tingling on my left hand and foot which went on for another 3 days. I thought maybe the tingling was a side-effect of the antibiotics. To make the long story short, i stopped the antibiotics and felt ok for a day until i took a hot shower to "open-up" my sinuses. But I started feeling tingling all over my feet and shins and after the shower I felt like crap and my left side started feeling weak. I now have a dull headache and pain in my upper and lower spine as well as a weak left side. Of course I am pretty scared that I have the first symptoms of MS. I have no relatives with this disease. What do you people think?

Oh I should mention that I am 29 year old otherwise healthy male with a minor thyroid issue (hypo). Any opinion would be of great help.

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Re: Need a few opinions on my recent symptoms

Postby Anonymoose » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:02 am

It doesn't sound like my ms but I am glad you are going to see a neurologist. I never had any on and off tingling until I had a big flare. Then heat, exercise and stress could bring on fleeting buzziness.

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Re: Need a few opinions on my recent symptoms

Postby bartman » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:26 am

My advice is to keep taking the antibiotics and educate yourself about Lyme, Bartonella and Babesia which mimics MS. It takes a very long time to get better with the antibiotics and usually you get worse before you get better due to what is called a herxheimer (look it up). That could be what you were experiencing from the antibiotics as it usually happens after about 3-5 days on antibiotics. This is currently the biggest controversy in the history of medicine and I encourage you to investigate what I am telling you. Be sure to get opinions from lymenet.org also. It is important to get it right as MS meds will make you much worse because they suppress your immune system, if in fact it is an infection. Read Dr. Burrascano's Guidelines and watch the movie Under Our Skin. What antibiotic are you taking?
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Re: Need a few opinions on my recent symptoms

Postby Jasonl » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:46 am

I was taking cefprozil 500 mg x 2 / day but i stopped taking them a few days ago.
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Re: UPDATE - Need a few opinions on my recent symptoms

Postby Jasonl » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:17 am

Hey There,

I want to give you all an update on what is going on.
Last week was relatively good on my side and my GP thought that I was just having sinusitis until this last saturday. I was soldering some stuff at work and I breathed in some of the smoke and all of a sudden I started feeling nauseous and got a unilateral headache
After about an hour or so I started feeling tingling once again on my left side.

Yesterday I went back to my GP and he sent me to a neuro. This morning was my neuro appointment and he did a general examination, EEG and EMG. The EEG and visual test were ok but for EMG, he thinks that there is something pathological when comparing the results between my left and right foot (the electrodes were connected from my head to the feet) and he ordered a head MRI which will be in three 3 weeks.

So just to mention once again. I have a unilateral headache that's kinda persistent with a bit of eye pain and left side tingling. Sometimes, I also feel nauseous. Any opinions what might be causing all this? The neuro things that this is not typical of MS.

I will let you know once my MRI results are here.
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