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I have temperature differences between my left and right

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I have temperature differences between my left and right side. History of brain aneurysms. One on the right side coiled and left side clipped. Currently have 2 small aneurysms again. Have severe pain on right side arm and leg on the outside. Pulse therapy given many times every 3 to 6 months. Currently off of it for 2 years. Taking acupuncture which seemed to help. Currently not on any meds. Severe pain back again.Also last 6 days squeezing kind of pain on the left side of my head. Sometimes feel out of sync. My question is what could be causing the temp difference and pain.
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?
Customer: Headache daily but not all the time. No nausea now. Sometimes have diffculty comming out with some words.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Given meds for iccular Myasthenia (right eye). CIDP too.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

What is your age and gender?

Are you diabetic or have autoimmune disorder?

Are you on any medications or herbs?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Many thanks
Autoimmune dosorders as I have been treated for MG with Mestinon and a bunch of meds for CIDP. Had a thymectomy too.No on any meds for the last 2 years as I did not want any more toxins in me. Pulse therapy with 1000 mg Prednisone over 5 days in hospital every few months during the last 8 years is more than enough for me. Currently I just get acupuncture treatment.
54 year femaleq
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Female. Sorry
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

You are very welcome.

Autoimmune disorders and even Prednisone affect our autonomic nervous system with controls and regulates the temperature. This is commonest cause of temperature difference between with either side. This is called as neuropathy. Neuropathy can have other causes too as following;

1) Diabetes

2) An underactive thyroid gland

3) Excessive use of alcohol

4) Thiamine deficiency

5) Vitamin B 12 deficiency (pernicious anemia)

6) Vitamin B 6 (pyridoxine) taken in excessive amounts

7) Drugs, medications, herbs

8) Autoimmune diseases

9) Heavy metals such as lead and mercury.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Not on any herbs
Not taking any meds.. not even a pain killer
Do need inhaler/nebuliser sometimes as am very sensitive to smells: cooking, perfumes , flowers etc
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you for the explanation about the temp differences.My worry is that I have two more aneurysms in the brain. The headaches on the left side also of concern.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thyroid function checked every 6 months
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

You are most welcome.

I do not think that your remaining aneurysms are responsible for it. The headaches may be tension headache or migraine. An off and on headache is quite unlikely due to aneurysms.

There are tests to ascertain autoimmune neuropathy as following;

1 Quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test.

2 Thermoregulatory sweat test.

It is privilege assisting you.