I went to the emergency room twice with slurring speech and nerves in the left side of my neck and head causing numbness and both arms having numbness and tingling in them and I was dismissed by the doctor both times, all he said was "It's just a fibromyalgia flare up." I don't think having numbness & slurred speech has anything to do with fibro, I have spinal curvature that is causing some of the pain, a pinched nerve, and a sprained knee causing the rest. I was told by someone with fibro that it's not fibro causing this.
Hello Stiff Steph
You are correct Fibromyalgia (FM) does not cause these symptoms. Your description of your symptoms sound as if you have what is medically termed a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) layman's term a mini stroke. Symptoms of a TIA are:
Weakness or clumsiness of a hand, arm, or leg.
Difficulties with speech.
Difficulties with swallowing.
Numbness or pins and needles of a part of the body.
Brief loss of vision, or double vision.
The symptoms last for can last from 2 minutes up to 24 hours.
Does any of what I have said sound familiar to you? If so, you need to see your Dr urgently for further investigations and treatment.
In itself, a TIA does no harm or permanent damage and the symptoms soon go away. However the cause of a TIA can be serious. If it happens again always go to the ER. Don't wait for things to get better as they may not. Always ER asap.
Hi,im not sure about your case but in my personal experience with Fibromyalgia (in the beginning of diagnosis) had headache for 28 weeks ,was paralized ,weakness on face( muscle spasms/bells palsy/ like) ,body ,arm and right side,leg etc exactly the same symptoms and more with body my basically twisted and head went all the way to the back while was taken to ER for chest pains i was walking in though and it happened, non of those is in my records believe it or not ( stroke like symptoms) . EMT asked me what happened to me really,you dont know what stroke looks like ..you shou not be EMT than . I did not remember all this happened to me so i could mentioned to dr.that this happened i shou have had MRI of the brain done but non of this happened and went home. I was referred to Movement disorders dr.
And noone realy knows all this symptoms, no real diagnosis but i was yold it was MY BODY/BRAIN RESPONSE TO LONG TERM PAIN THATS WHY MUSCLE SPASMS ON FACE,BODY DONY FORGET FIBROMYALGIA EFFECTS NERVE FIBERS,MUSCLE,ETC SO ALL THIS CAN HAPPEN . I WORK WITH WONDERFUL DR. FOR 11 YEARS AND ALSO MY NEUROLOGIST prescribed Clonazepam it can relax the muscles it helped also low dose steroids helps sometimes for bel.ls palsy / muscle spasms on face . Good luck .Hope it helps.I went through a lot and still going so i feel your pain and understand how it is not to know what is goin on but i do research a lot online until i get to the point that makes sense. Sincerely, Emilia.
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