I've recently been hospitalized and a host of tests was ran on me: an MRI, an EMG, blood tests for virtually everything. Well, lo and behold, the MRI came back saying that there is demyelination going on but that it's subtle, so an EMG was ordered. That came back - and I quote "perfect". The problem I'm faced with right now is that I've set appointments with two Neurologist specialists in the upcoming few days, pending a "high order" review from the main doctor who also handled my case while in the hospital to co-ordinate towards a diagnosis.
My symptoms include (* means the symptom happens often, ** means the symptom is close to permanent):
- (**) A clear, tracked and proven (by 3 of my friends) cognitive decline, in simple terms, I feel slower.
- (*) Tingling everywhere in my body, sometimes it feels like a needle.
- (*) Weakness in a part of my body, at times, very rarely it feels like it stops responding to "the signals"
- (**) I have extreme vertigo and it's constant. It's not even the kind where the room is spinning, I just feel out of equilibrium
- (**) Constant fatigue. I've been fatigued like this for the past good, good few 5-6 years.
- (**) Muscle fasciculations everywhere (even the scalp) that get worse with bad sleep.
- (*) Sometimes I get a "skin rash" that feels like tingling when I'm sweating, it's as if my sweat has changed and it's making my body itchy
- (*) Crushing pain, as if someone was hammering a spot, usually close to jaw or ear.
Howerever, what I don't experience is:
- Stiff muscles
- Muscle pains
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty in swallowing or chewing.
I'm out of ideas of where to go and get tested to find out what exactly the cause of this is. I'm covered for most tests but it's gonna be at least a week until I meet with a practitioner and the purpose of that meeting is to re-review my findings (the MRI, EMG, blood tests), so, not sure what to ask.
Any help is appreciated.