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Weird Body Happenings

ArmyZiggyGirlArmyZiggyGirl Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi! I'm new to Scope and I am very lost as to where I should be posting. I am having weird body happenings. I went to Lowe's today to pick up some tubing. After picking up what I needed I began walking towards the cash registers at the front of the store and my legs would not move any faster than a shuffle. Everyone was looking at me an asking if I was alright. Someone asks if I could make it to my car. So I am going to be 57 very soon, but I am in good shape, not over weight. I'm 5'7", 130 pounds and I have a house with a lot of stairs. But Now I can't move very fast, my face is numb feeling on the left side and I will slur my words or only be able to whisper. This has been happening off and on for a couple of years, but it's happening more often now. I had a neurologist do a MRI on my brain and he said I had a lot of white matter for my age. But no doctor has seen my symptoms, they have only heard me describe it and they say nothing. Does anyone know what could be happening to me? Thank you for any support! God is Good!

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,913 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ArmyZiggyGirl and welcome to the community! Unfortunately, we are not medical professionals therefore we cannot give advice. However, I would advise you to tell you GP, as your neurologist already knows - did the neurologist say if the white matter could be the cause?
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  • linlin01linlin01 Member Posts: 38 Courageous
    Hi @ArmyZiggyGirl, sorry to hear that your body is letting you down.  There will be an answer out there somewhere.  Keep trying and maybe ask to be referred to another specialist? My very best wishes. 
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    Hello @ArmyZiggyGirl

    Unfortunately, none of us can offer you medical advice on here. Keep trying and ask for a second opinion as well from another consultant. What you are describing, sounds like facial palsy but I recommend asking your neurologist to conduct tests on you to be sure. Do not be afraid to ask questions either. Take a pen and a list of symptoms to your next appointment with the neurologist as well. 
    That way you can make notes. 
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ArmyZiggyGirl

    Good Afternoon it’s great to meet you today.

    I am also one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    The best thing to do is to get advice from your GP/Neurologist.

    Sorry but we are not “Medically Trained” to give you are own opinion’s.

    Please please let me know if there’s anything that I can help/support you further????

    @steve51
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    One more tip, keep a record of your symptoms. You can use a notebook for this. 
  • ArmyZiggyGirlArmyZiggyGirl Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you all for your suggestions. I'm going to message my primary doctor and ask her to refer me to an Endocrinologist. Because I also have hypothyroidism and they are changing my medicine every other month, up and down. Six months ago they said I have Type II Diabetes because my sugar for a three month test was high. They prescribe me medicine, but I never took it. I stopped drinking energy drinks, gatorade and eating candy. Now, the doctor says my sugar is fine and I don't have to start the medicine. But she never addressed the fact that since I stopped drinking gatorade my blood sugar will drop into the low 50's everyday and I have to eat sugar to bring it up! And when I don't drink gatorade I get terrible leg cramps all night long. Even though I use magnesium and potassium, which was suppose to stop them. Thank you April for suggesting I keep a record. I am going to start that today. I'm going to write down everything, when and what I eat, blood sugar, medication, and maybe even when I potty. ;| Have a Wonderful Blessed Day Everyone! God Is Always Good! Even when we don't know whats going on!
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    Thank you all for your suggestions. I'm going to message my primary doctor and ask her to refer me to an Endocrinologist. Because I also have hypothyroidism and they are changing my medicine every other month, up and down. Six months ago they said I have Type II Diabetes because my sugar for a three month test was high. They prescribe me medicine, but I never took it. I stopped drinking energy drinks, gatorade and eating candy. Now, the doctor says my sugar is fine and I don't have to start the medicine. But she never addressed the fact that since I stopped drinking gatorade my blood sugar will drop into the low 50's everyday and I have to eat sugar to bring it up! And when I don't drink gatorade I get terrible leg cramps all night long. Even though I use magnesium and potassium, which was suppose to stop them. Thank you April for suggesting I keep a record. I am going to start that today. I'm going to write down everything, when and what I eat, blood sugar, medication, and maybe even when I potty. ;| Have a Wonderful Blessed Day Everyone! God Is Always Good! Even when we don't know whats going on!
    Mention that to the doctors too. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,679 Scope community team
    Hi @ArmyZiggyGirl and a very warm welcome to the community. I'm sorry to hear this, I imagine this was very daunting, were you with anyone at the time?

    Like many of the members have said, we are not medical experts but we hope we can be here as a listening ear. It might be worth going back to your GP and explaining the symptoms are continuing to be more often.

    I hope it goes well and please do keep us updated. See you around the community. :)

    If there is anything else we can do then please give us a shout!
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,679 Scope community team
    @April2018mom, please do not suggest a diagnosis when you are not trained to do so.
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