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Hello, I have come here after years of searching the internet to find a name for a condition that I have and after seeing three doctors and not getting an answer.
I am a 27 year old male living in South Carolina, originally from North Carolina. When I was 10 years old I experienced the first of the now many times a day episodes. Each time it is the same. Whenever I make an attempt to move my left leg the whole left side of my body tenses up leaving me unable to move my hand, arm, or leg. This usually lasts 8-10 seconds each time. During every episode I also experience a daze like state. I can understand what others are saying and reply intelligently, it's just everything around me mentally feels strange. Dissociation seems to describe this mental state well. Over the past 17 years there have been some extreme episodes where the right side of my body was affected.
I can tell when an episode will happen and can prevent many of them by waiting a little or tensing the muscles by myself before standing or starting a run. I have never noticed an episode happening while sleeping.
Other things about me which may be related:
- I have a stutter which usually occurs when nervous
- I have been diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression
- Frequent blank mind when talking, can't hold a conversation. Could be the extreme of my anxiety.
- My mother has been diagnosed with Hemiplegia and experiences seizures and migraines. I don't experience either of those and she doesn't experience the other things that I do other than Depression.
Thank you for any help you can provide.
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