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I don't know where to start. For years now, I've been slowly

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I don't know where to start. For years now, I've been slowly losing coordination, and even some cognitive skills in an episodic manner. Monday might be great, everything is reasonably normal, and Tuesday I can barely move my hands or raise my head, my speech is slurred, etc. By Tuesday night, maybe I can move again, but over time some loss has become permanent. Particularly severe episodes like this usually leave me with some small degree of long term cognitive deficit, like abruptly stuttering for over a year after a particularly hellish night where it felt like most of my skin was both wet and burning, or forgetting nearly everyone's names after another. I have been through 3 doctors, MRI's w/ contrast have shown nothing unusual, my blood chemistry appears perfectly normal, tests for syphilis, lyme disease, HIV, rheumatoid factor, anti-nuclear antibodies.. nothing, and a low sedimentation rate, so I'm told autoimmune highly unlikely.. usually a doctor will try and find a cause twice, and then accuse me of making the whole thing up, and become quite abusive.
Someone please help, my life is a living hell these days.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Susan RN replied 7 years ago.

Hello,Customer I will do my best to help you find answers.

I do have some questions to help me get a bigger picture of your health and wellness.

What medical conditions do you have?

What medicines do you take, include over the counter and vitamins/herbs?

HAve you been able to find a link to your symptoms related to your stress or anxiety level?

Can you remember what happens just prior to your symptoms appearing?

I will check back later today for your responses.