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Apologies for the length of this ramble, I'm just feeling very confused alone and fearful. I would like to know if anyone gets these symptoms and how they got diagnosed? Because all Dr's say it's stress/anxiety related.
four years ago I took a legal high and had a terrible experience on it. A couple weeks later I had a full blown migraine with aura (intense pins & needles down one side of my body with numbness - no weakness or anything). So basically since then, I've been getting weird left sided symptoms like buzzing, tingling, tiredness, creepy-crawly feelings, feeling like my mouth on the left side is drooping and drooling - but then when I look in the mirror its not. And it feels like I have slight loss of sensation, very slight. I get this on the left side of my face, neck, left hand and sole of my left foot. I get brain fog, depersonalisation, really bad anxiety and this all makes me quite low. I get periods where I feel very tired and nauseas too. These symptoms come and go, sometimes when they come they last for months, sometimes days. They can wax and wane throughout the day and are usually worse if I have no sleep and in the mornings and evenings (afternoons are usually okay). They can get worse when I'm really stressed and anxious, and worse when I focus on them too. Sometimes they go during the day and I'm only left with a slight buzzing in the left foot.
I've had an MRI and saw a nuerologist to rule out MS (I'm a MAJOR hypochondriac and am TERRIFIED of MS - so part of me thinks my symptoms are psychosomatic or fuctional neurological symptoms that are mirroring MS, as I'm sure they appeared and worsened when I focused on them.) please don't mention MS - unless it's to reassure me that I DON'T have it haha. >.<
I have hypothyroidism too. I've seen around 7 different Dr's and they ALL say it's stress related.
But I've been looking a lot on CFS forums and I've seen a lot of people talking about sensory tingling sensations and some people even mentioning them being one sided.
So basically I would like to know if anyone else experiences these symptoms? If you have heard of these being CFS please let me know! I have a Dr's appointment next week so I'd like to mention this to him!
Huge thankyou to anyone who replies!
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