About 6 wks ago my left eybrow dropped and my forehead went totally smooth. My eyelid was swollen and and very low. Also I had a forehead and brow headache and temple pain. I went to the eye dr thinking I had a reaction from the eye drops he gave me the week before, he thought maybe I had cellulitus and gave me Zylet drops. Went back a week later and he decided that I did not have that and suggested that if my lowered brow and lid bothered me to see a plastic surgeon. I thought what the heck, something is wrong. Then the pain was getting worse all around my left face so I went to family practice dr. I had thought maybe I had a frontal sinus infection and had started myself on a z-pac antibotic,he said yeah that is probably it and gave me nasonex to get the inflamation down and clariton due to allergy season was here. I called a week later and talked to the nurse and told her I was not feeling better and the pain was worse she gave me more antibodics. Now during this time because I am thinking I am making everything up, I was mumbling, bumping into things not thinking correctly and getting really scared as the facial disturbances were getting worse, my left side was all wrinkle free, no effect at all, my smile was gone on that side, I was drooling when I was trying to put make up on, just as an expamle. I just decided that I was losing my mind and seeing and feeling things that were not really here. I would just cry and of course my stupid left side would just drag down worse. The pain was just in my head right? I figured I was tired, so I was just walking tired and acting tired.
So then at work my boss said to me that I was really mumbling and he looked at me and my left side was really bad and I just started crying and he sent me to the urgent care. While there the doctor on call said I most likely had Bells Palsey, I thought well at least I have someone that has at least seen what I am worried about and I felt more comfortable telling him more information, my confusion, my tiredness, my fears. He also took some tests and ordered a MRI because he said some things did not make sense. During the MRI the tech called him and he wanted to see me again. Where he told me I had had a stoke and sent me to a neurologist. She showed me the MRI and I have no risk factors, I am 45 yrs old, no high BP, She is now sending me for more tests they took 17 vials of blood. She brought up MS. Is this the normal way things are supposed to go? My symtoms are not that much better.... my forehead has loosened up and my smile has moved a bit over, but the temple pain and headache is still bad, the brow is still lowered, the lid looks better some days but not good at all. I am biting my left lip all the time. My left eye dries up really bad, worse at night, and maybe the electric like shocks that go thru my finger tips are something that i should bring up next time. At what point do I know what to say? I am so confused about this whole thing. I am losing my mind. If it was a stoke how do I know a really bad one won't happen? If it's MS then why are the symtoms not relapsing? I know this is long I just was looking for some guidance.
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