I go by Mookie, or Mook. I’ve had a very, very rough weekend, and I’m seeking out answers while I’m waiting on all sorts of testing.
Long story: Thursday night, I was minding my own business when I noticed the vision in my left eye was going blurry (I do wear glasses, but this was going even worse). I went to bed, concerned, but couldn’t be bothered because I was at a conference all weekend.
Friday (the next day), I began experiencing tingling in my left arm. Also developed a facial tic on the left side of my face, so it’s constantly looking like I’m winking at people! By Friday night, I was having repetitive speech. “I would think think think think just find but some random words would would would would would would would repeat themselves for no no reason.”
Eventually decided I was probably having a stroke and should go to the ER. Got there, did lots of blood work, had a CT done. Had a CT with contrast done as well. Conclusion? Suspected lesion on the brain. Judging by my speech, they think it’s situatied somewhere close to speech control, which is causing the weird repeats.
I had a follow-up appointment with my doctor yesterday, who ordereded even MORE blood tests. They came back “abnormal” (I asked what that meant, they told me that they could see through blood work my brain was inflamed but didn’t know why until they get the MRI). So, I’m scheduled for two MRIs this Friday (one with and one without contrast). The ER told me the lesion could potentially be a very early sign of MS. Doctor agreed that the blood work they got back would point to MS as well, although they can’t really be sure because it could also be a brain tumor.
As you can see, I’m having a great weekend. I’ll have another appointment next week to go over MRI results. I’ve been given some sedatives to take in the mean time to try to calm the facial tic down, which seems to relax my speech some.
Other symptoms that have been coming up: muscles that I didn’t even know I have are kinda sore, my left arm and sometimes my face is tingly, and I had a weird muscle spasm around my ribs/chest that was most unpleasant. Also, I can’t really explain why, but showers are painful. Not quite excruciating pain, but not quite soreness… It’s hard to explain. I’ve just been taking cold ones instead.
I’m hoping I can get at least some sort of direction or diagnosis (preferably one that ISN’T a brain tumor… :D).