Sunday, January 18, 2009

Worsening

I want to document some symptoms before I forget when I had them...

In the past week:

Depression - severely and combined with exhaustion (sleeping 12+ hours).
Severe joint pain, especially in fingers and knees
Arm & leg weakness - can't walk sometimes and can't lift the baby
Arm and leg numbness - mostly arms. Can't type even for long periods of time because my hands and forearms start tingling with some minor pain
Migraine - just one, today. Couldn't move my right eye very well without it hurting. Tried to move my eyes around and the right one just wouldn't cooperate. Hurt to move it to the left or right and left like something was in my eye when I moved it down. Actually, when looking down, my right eyelid closed, couldn't control it. Very scary as this was the same eye that had was "desensitized" during my neuro exam in early Dec.
Dizziness - lots of it - causes me to stumble
Eye strain or eye exhaustion - here and there - even when wearing corrective lenses

Only 2 episodes of TN that were quick and tolerable.

I DID NOT up my carb permanently - I did it for 2 days and then decided to reverse my decision.

2 comments:

Jess @ NBP said...

HUGS.

Anonymous said...

Hey Misty. SOoo sorry to hear about all the crap you're going through. I read a couple of your post talking about the numbness and "cool" feeling and think it could be related to Peripheral neuropathy. I've had similar problems and it sounds almost the same. Good luck and hope you get to feeling better.