Please have dermatomyositists of...
Please have dermatomyositists of similar symptoms to light stroke. dr. said have had light stroke didn't know when. now 8 symtoms out of 10 I have regarding stroke. one is bad muscle twitching just started recently. myositis I have had 12 years. can't handle twitching. please help thank you
Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
I saw and was tested on progress of dermatomyositis he said I failed all my tests but one. My only option left was Methotrexit. I didn't want to take this all these years. at this time was not having muscle twitching. he is neurologist. so I left. Heart Dr. said I had light stroke did not have muscle twitching than but, face was lightly drooped on left side. My medications are Sotalol 120 MG 2 X day. Tramadol 1 ea. 100MG, take 2 ea 3 x day. thank you I have Ventricular Tycardia. that's why sotolol. Also Have pace maker. I am 70Yrs.old and very scared. Don't know what to do . Which Dr. to see about this muscle twitching. Just got out of emergency visit to hospital. Dr. said can't detect light stroke on ct scan. They said symptoms were like possible light stroke. But these symptoms were stared before this emergency. Also my speech is slow and can't say sometimes proper words. Looked up Altyztheimers symtoms. That was only one I had. Again 8 out of 10 for a stroke. Thank You
Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?
Mayo Clinic diagnosed me with Dermato myositis 12 years ago. I have specific rash off and on to prove I have what they said was a rare musle disease. Funny Ha Ha one wrinkle longer by nose on the left side. Again left eye droop a little. Myositis causes rash around eyes and swelling. Muscle twitching started about 2 months ago just off and on. Never new when light stroke occurred because Myositis causes very weak limbs.Lots of Pain that,s why pain medication. My tolerance to pain I admit is pretty low. on basis of 1 to 10 without my pain medication is a good 10. I was on OxyContin 40 Mg every 4 hrs. because of perforated bowel damage in***** . didn't find for 2 months. So pain from Myositis was taking care of. I cold turkey and traded OxyContin for Tramadol. Dealing with light stroke diagnosis only couple of months. Current condition is Very weak in muscles, have involuntary movement, lots of pain everything below my neck, but with pain med.I can handle it. The muscle twitching can,t handle so can,t sleep at night. have also bad balance. I am s0 sorry to complain. I know there are so many people worse off, but it is so nice to talk to you about this. I need help. Can't go to therapy and hardly ever leave house because of bowel problems I have for years. Again what Dr. would I see for muscle twitching since it is also a symptom for MS. Thank you.
Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Surgeries in past were couple of Histerectomys, one partial..Than came couple of Laporoscopy One that perforated the bowel was in early 1999. I know Dr did this by accident, but he was young and thought I had a stomach infection. He should have not guessed but took test. Did have reconstruction of bowel damage. It helped a little but still have some kind of permanent damage. Have bowel problems often. not diarrhea, but just pain and bowel involuntary release. I never know when I will have bowel trouble so again I don,t go any where but to Dr. If I don,t eat anything or drink to start my system, I am able to make my Dr. appointments. I think I'm pretty good for an old lady. God Keep You. Again thank you. Oh yeah!! have one more medical thing. Drives me crazy. Have had ringing in my ears, but not off and on. It stays there constantly high pitched sound with with a boom boom type rythem. and if I I don't know how to explain this? It is like tighten on your ears and it sounds like wind blowing. Never goes away. I always heard on TV lots of people have ringing in their ears. Is Mine the same as theirs. My Honey of 49 years has ringing, but he says it comes and goes. Mine doesn't change.