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  • 5 days ago

    Can't sleep at night, back/knee pain

    New to the platform and asking for my mom My mom has been suffering back pain and now knee pain for the past 3 moms. She has been taking various medicines but none is helping, and it's getting worse. NO doctor has a clue what's wrong with her. She started with back pain (in the lumbar spine area) in the past year or so. It wasn’t serious/long lasting. Every time my mom has the back pain, she put on a pain relief pad (those cheap kind you can get from Chinese pharmacies or Rite Aid. She used....
  • 1 month ago

    Anybody with similar symptoms?

    Hi my husband has been experiencing the same symptoms as tourettes and also blacks out. However, a consultant at the Barberry centre has diagnosed him with functional movement disorder. He has attended support groups for this but when seeing other patients with FMD, he feels misdiagnosed and I agree with him. A lot of patients were in wheelchairs and had ME and other restricting conditions. One day in 2009 whilst at work, my husband just dropped down and collapsed. He wakes straight up once he has....
  • 1 month ago

    Physical Trauma of Epileptic Seizures.

    Hello readers. I am a 42 year old male of relative decent shape. Throughout my life, I thought I was having anxiety attacks as early as 15 years old which seemed relatively minor, very few occurred, and I told no one until I was about age 31 or 32 when I stared to notice gaps in time. I would have the familiar feeling that I was about to faint. I sought out medical attention, but due to my employment situation and lack of insurance, I was unable to seek out proper care. These attacks seemed to reduce....
  • 2 months ago

    Balance is becoming worse

    Balance has been an issue I have struggled with pretty much my whole life . Breaking my femur, pelvis on my left side from an accident on a see saw . iv'e been doing pretty good. When I walk sometimes I weabel wobble ..but don't fall down . Thank God for narrow hallways. It's just been more weable. I tell my friends "don't walk next t me , I'll bump into you or knock you off the side walk". I remember walking with my friends t the local mini market . There was a curve....
  • 4 months ago

    Medication Discussion Epileptic help

    1 clinical seizure in young adulthood( age 16 ) Diagnosed Bipolar 1 at age 19. Lithium Carbonate provided on and off till age 25. Lithium Carbonate provided consistently age 25 till age 27. I experienced psychosis, massive anxiety, and 1 major manic event from the age 19 till 26 October 15th. On October 15th 2018 I was provided Lamictal for the first time and the symptomes disappeared rapidly. Leaving me feeling like wow! how long have I really been gone for?!? Since then, I have been able to obtain....
  • 5 months ago

    I Feel Like I'm Going To Die, And/Or Lose My Mind! Losing Grip Of Reality!

    Hello ~ My name is, Cody. I am 30 y.o. I am currently going through something that I have never experienced within my lifetime before. Like, EVER! It is a seriously scary feeling, and I do not know what to do. To explain,........ One evening (around 3 A.M.), I was laying in my bed watching comedy videos on my cellphone (YouTube). Then, unexpectedly, I instantly shot out of bed and began pacing back and fourth within my living room. My boyfriend woke up and asked me, "What's wrong?"....
  • 10 months ago

    ALS symptoms can be managed with cannabis use.

    Hello and good afternoon, I have been researching the medical benefits that cannabis holds for a variety of degenerative disorders, auto immune, and physiological symptoms. Cannabis is a universal medicine that can treat a wide range of symptoms and now it has been reported that ALS patients are finding more success using this medicine. It has given control back to patients that once were dependent on caregivers. Speaking from personal experience my uncle has been diagnosed with ALS and we have been....
  • over 1 year ago

    Random loss of control of one side of body

    Hi! I dont know if I post this on the right message borad, but here seems most appropriate. I am living with this my whole life and I am just curious what I am dealing with. Sometimes I loose partial control of my left sife of body (face, arm and leg). I can hardly contol it. Legs and arms go flying everywhere. When it happens I cover it to stand still and put my arm into my pocket (I can tear my pockets when the "attack" is big). This usualy happens when I suddenly need to move (for example....
  • over 1 year ago

    Did I have a seizure?

    Approximately a month ago I received surgery. While waiting they inserted the IV and started administering a painkiller before the operation. During this I blacked out and had strange flashbacks. I woke up still shaking a bit with my jaw clenched tight but had no idea where I was for about 10 seconds. I was stressed out and my blood pressure dropped to 40/80. My friend in the room told me it looked like a seizure. I didn’t think much of it until last night when I was playing games with friends and....
  • over 1 year ago

    Experiencing a seizure

    Hi there. I was recently diagnosed with Epilepsy and was curious, when you experience a trigger or something you thought could be, would you experience the seizure right then and there? Or would it lay dormant for however long until it just comes up? I have experienced all of my seizures when I'm asleep. My doctor says I've experienced triggers sometime in the day and they all lay in my head until they come out and that's when I get my seizures. To me this seems all a bit hard to believe....