She will see a neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday. For a long time, she was focusing on the intermittent abdominal pain, so almost all of the test were tests of her gall bladder, which is fine. The doctors then thought she had a bladder infection because of the white blood cells in her urine, but she doesn't have a bladder infection. She does not have mono. She has a sinus infection, which has been treated by three bouts of antibiotics, but she feels that the infection is still present. Several years ago she saw her internist re the numbness, fearing that it was ms. He thought it wasn't because the numbness was on both sides of her body. But she is not scared that she does have ms.
She says the numbness comes and goes, and I don't know for how long it lasts. I asked her if it was the same on both sides -- if she had it in her left thigh, would she also have it in her right thigh, and she said yes.
No, no mri of brain. She may have had one for her abdomen - either that or a cat scan of abdomen. But no tests of brain.
No to balance problems (I think). She says that when she watches television she doesn't seem to see as well out of one eye as the other, but only mentions this in the context of watching television (the tv is far from her couch), so she may simply need glasses. She has not mentioned tremors, but I think she said something about twitches.
That, and the extreme fatigue. She also read something about the ms hug, which she felt might explain her upper abdominal pain, which comes about once a month.
I'm not sure about this. She had a lot of blood work and the results were okay. She is not anemic.
No one referred her - she just made an appointment.
Thank you. I'l suggest she gets her thyroid tested, if it hasn't already been. I don't mean to hold you for any longer, but I was wondering if her symptoms could be related to stress.
Thank you so much!