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8 months ago my wife's symptoms began. She was experiencing shortness of breath, chest tightness, pain in middle back, sporadic tingling, numbness in and hands and feet and face. She developed fatigue, vertigo, dizziness, fainting, loss of appetite, trouble swallowing and has since lost 40+ pounds. She has been cleared by cardiology and gastroenterology.
Approximately 3 months ago started having a pressure/buzzing sensation in her head, off and on that would last for hours. For the last 4 to 6 it has been constant. She has episodes where one side of her face will go numb and she has speech impairment, slurring her word and drooling and having seizures or convulsing, but still alert and her face will contract on one side, her arm will be rigged and shaking. She had a CT, CT with contrast and an MRI last week and was kept in hospital for observation over night. No indication of stroke, docs suspects complex migraine.
We've been through hell. Emergency room 20 times, paramedics 30 times. Constantly told it's anxiety. Has even committed herself for a short time at the recommendation of her primary doc, though the systems never go away. Now we are scheduled for a neuro consult in 6 weeks. She is convinced she is dying.
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