I am new here hope you don’t mind me posting for opinions , I am a 46 and about 7 years ago I took ill at work and was took to hospital and was told it was labrynithitus was given injection and tablets so since then have suffered dizzy spells most days and told by doctors just to take tablets as and when needed I also have underactive thyroid . Fast forward to middle of June this year I woke up with what I thought was another dizzy feeling took tablet but wouldn’t go I normally only need one but ended up taking 3 that day the next day I still didnt feel right and started to get strange feeling down left side starting on my face then arm and leg I was home alone with my youngest son and tried not to panic as to scare him so just sat down and rested
I still wasn’t feeling right and managed to get in my doctors two days later I explained the symptoms he said I had all symptoms of a mini stroke but because I don’t smoke or drink alcohol it can’t be a mini stroke and said if I still feel like it the following week to come back, that was a Tuesday , I continued going to work and colleagues was pointing out I was bumping into things and didnt look right ,
Thursday evening at work I felt good like my old self the best I felt in a long time but frid morning got up felt fine was sorting my youngest for school when I felt that sensation all down my left side but very strong then I couldn’t move my left arm or leg, my middle son drove me straight to a&e they rushed me straight through to resuss had ct scan then put me on stroke ward I was kept in for four days movement came back but left with heavy numb feeling I have Doppler scan on neck and mri scan all was clear they said they don’t know what it is but not a stroke as scan clear they said to see my doctor if continues ,
I have seen my doctor since ,he done bloods all fine ,he put my on 10mg amtriptyline for 2 weeks for parathesia as he thinks its nerve damage and then upped to 20mg for 4 weeks I am due to go back next week I am still getting pins and needles and heavy feeling down left side and some times swallowing feels strange and scary as doesn’t feel the same as the right side , I am ok pottering around at home but if I walk more than 5 mins my leg gets heavy and pins and needlesit feels like my whole left side drops ,
Sorry it’s a long post , just wondered if any one else has same symptoms and what your out come was.