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I’m reading about pre-syncopal Episodes. I have been

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I’m reading about pre-syncopal...

I’m reading about pre-syncopal Episodes. I have been struggling with these unexplained non-epileptic episodes for a year. I have been to neurologist and neurologist-surgeons

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Sudden flushing, BP elevation and then dropping to normal. Had a neck adjustment after years of having them but this started after that. Was diagnosed with the old “pseudo-seizures”, then they discovered stenosis and upper cervical synovitis due to psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. But it feels like my body stops responding to commands, then every thing I see looks like things i’ve Never seen before.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?

1 year. Yes, lips have numbness, then chin, other times entire side of face alternating.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Osteoarthritis as well.

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 9 months ago

Sudden flushing , elevated BP, sweating, palpitations happening in spells can be suggestive of Pheochrmocytoma which is basically an adrenaline/ noradrenaline releasing tumor.

Have you been investigated for this? It needs complete neurological exam alongwith appropriate tests including baselines labs and imaging like CT scans on your brain, abdomen ( for ruling out pheochromocytoma) and also EEG for any epileptic activity in brain.

It needs a comprehensive panel of tests but it has to be based on history / examination .

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