- CASE FILE
Sidden Episodes with tachycardia, numbness, tingling of whole body, sudden onset of fever, dizziness, stoke like appearance.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I am seeking help from your forum due to numerous doctors telling me that I'm "fine" because bloodwork and EKG always come back normal, and my "episodes" subside on their own. I know when an "episode" is going to hit because my lips start tingling and my pulse increases by 20 to 30 points. This is how it feels: lips begin to tingle, pulse races, my heart feels like it is going to beat out of my chest. Then the tingling spreads to my hands, then my feet, then my whole body. Numbness follows. I get dizzy, I'm off balance. With major "episodes" my speech becomes slow and slurred, my face doesn't even move while I talk. I have to literally think about what I'm saying/doing in order to physically speak words or to move. An increased body temp usually occurs at these times. I have been in the ER twice via ambulance, and once by my own ability. The last time I was kept overnight for observation and to have Neuro and cardiac consults the following morning. They were cancelled due to my symptoms subsiding on their own and I was sent home stating that it's stress. Only one Dr has thought that something was seriously wrong. She said that I have left sided weakness and that I'm off balance to the left. My new Dr thinks I'm having migraines. There is no pain nor aura associated with these "episodes." My bloodwork has been normal for the last 5 years that I've been going through this. The exception is the last round, 1 month ago, showing slight decrease in B12 and Vitamin D. I am now on supplements. Episodes vary in length of time in between. I can be fine for 6 months or I can have 3 in a week. I had 2 last week. I am on Levothyroxine 137mcg PO SID, Metoprolol 25mg ER PO SID, and recently started B12 1000mcg PO SID, and Vitamin D3 1000iu PO SID. I also recently had a CT of the brain, without contrast, and it is normal. I just want to know what is happening so I can lead a normal life. I drive 45 minutes each way for work and am always scared that an episode will happen. It did once while I was driving and it was terrifying. I, thankfully, was able to get to an urgent care and I collapsed once inside. The Dr called an ambulance. My blood pressure was stoke level and my pulse was over 120. I am begging for help.
Thank you for your time, I truly appreciate it.