Hello I am 28 years old and last year April 2017 I had my first episode. My thumb was numb then traveled up my arm then I had a facial drop on the left. My speech was slow and stuttered. I also had lost the use of my left leg and arm due to numbness. At that time they gave me a CT, MRI W/o contrast said it came back all normal. I was sent home with a conversion disorder diagnosis. Two weeks later it happened again. They pulled records from the previous hospital said conversion disorder as well. Saw a behavioral therapist she said I didn’t fit the criteria of Conversion disorder said to get another opinion. I spoke with my primary he referred me to a Neurologist. Neuro did full work up… MRI of brain, spine, spinal tap and blood work in June 2017. Brain MRI showed:
“abnormal periventricular T2 FLAIR signal hyperintensities in anti parallel configuration to the ventricles as well as a focus of abnormal signal in the right subinsular region.”
All other scans were clear. I had another episode in Nov. 2017 they said my MRI didn’t show active lesions. I deal with blurry hazy vision even with corrective lenses. Toes/leg/arm go numb at times, trip over my feet, pain around my ribs and lower back, fatigue, night time itching that’s not resolved when scratching, headaches as well.
I was just in the hospital two days ago because my speech was slurred and slight stuttering. No changes in Brain MRI AGAIN!!! I need advice on what to do or how long it had taken for a diagnosis. I live in MI SORRY THAT IT IS LONG I TRIED TO BE AS DETAILED AS POSSIBLE.