- CASE FILE
My entire 28 years have been plagued with unexplained Tremors, Memory loss, nerve pain, extreme migraines, and much more.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Since birth I have had tremors in my left arm which have only gotten worse over my life. I went through many tests when I was 5 years old but the doctors couldn't determine anything. I grew up with tons of pain (migraines most all days, electric shocks, chronic pain) and I dealt with it for years. When I was 16 I started to deal with Anxiety and depression so saw a therapist who diagnosed me with Borderline Personality Disorder. Upon seeing the therapist she noticed I have a weird gait and referred me to a neurologist. I always knew it was difficult for me to walk but I always walked that way so just assumed it was normal. The neurologist ordered many tests including an MRI. The MRI showed that I have an Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) about the size of a golf ball in my brain. It is too big for surgery and in a risky spot for standard radiation.
I was setup to have two sessions of Proton Radiation the spring of my senior year of high school. The sessions went well and my tremors went away completely for 2 months after my final session. After that my tremors came back worse than ever before. Since then the symptoms I had have all gotten worse over time and I've gotten more symptoms as my neurological status deteriorates. Symptoms listed below.
I've seen numerous doctors including numerous neurologists but they all give up on me and call me an enigma.
Tremors- mostly left rm but right at time
Electric Shocks up arm, back, and neck
Gait issues- Left foot turns in and walk on side of foot which causes ankle and knee issues
Left hand and arm turns blue
Loss of Hearing
Blurry vision randomly
Night halos with vision
Lack of Concentration/ difficulty understanding