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Old 10-30-2015, 05:10 AM #1
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Confused Right side face tingling and then unable to move right arm and leg

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Ever since I was a child I have had a weakness in my right side. Doctors have told me I have symptoms of a stroke that I may have had in the womb. My weakness was not detected by my parents or doctors until I tried to walk. As a child I did not craw by I bum shuffled.

As I have grew older (25 years now), the weakness has become the normal for me and does not affect me walking or lifting cups (only empty ones). I've been told by family members as a baby I was dropped and landed on my head.

About 6 months ago I hit my head and 3 days later I was at work and had a tingling sensation in the right side of my face near my mouth. The muscle in my face became numb and I was unable to lift my right arm and move my right leg for nearly 10 minutes. Finally movement came back and I had a pins and needle feeling, including a very sweaty palm.

Now it's happening more often and last week I even had a muscle spasm in my arm and leg, my hand bent fully back and could not be moved, again this went within 10 miniutes of it happening.

I have recently had an MRI on my head and a 24 hour ECG on my heart, I am waiting for the results.

Does anyone else get these symptoms? Or know anything about what it could be?
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Old 10-31-2015, 01:34 AM #2
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Hi Sky blue

Welcome to Neurotalk.
I don't have the same symptoms or condition as you but I do recall another poster who had something similar to stroke in the womb, which may be of interest to you. I'll post links to a couple of their threads here:

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/thread225070.html

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/thread227556.html

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Hi Sky blue

Welcome to Neurotalk.
I don't have the same symptoms or condition as you but I do recall another poster who had something similar to stroke in the womb, which may be of interest to you. I'll post links to a couple of their threads here:



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Thank you! And for attaching the links to other posts. Very helpful.

I'm hoping someone will have had the same symptoms so I can understand them better. I will be posting my results from doctors once I get them and any diagnostics I have.

Thanks again !
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*UPDATE*

I forgot I had posted this! So here's an update.

The MRI on my head and ECG on my heart came back normal and doctors have diagnosed me as 'unknown'.

I think I am learning to understand what causes these episodes and that is when I knock my head. I try to avoid this as much as possible. The slightest hit or tap can cause me to have one of these episodes, which happens about 2-4 days after I've knocked my head.

I'm currently not being investigated further by the hospital. I guess it's just an anomaly that I have to be cautious of.

If anyone else has the same or similar episodes that I have, please share. I would like to know I'm not alone with this!
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Exclamation "Normal" MRI?

This is a criticism for doctors: it is a gross disservice to patients to describe an MRI as normal, because the correct terminology is "unremarkable", meaning that the radiologist did not see anything worthy of a remark. This may be due to several causes:

- There really is nothing wrong,

- There is something wrong, but an MRI cannot "see" it,

- There is something wrong, but the MRI wasn't sensitive enough to pick it up,

- There is something wrong, but the MRI slices missed it, or

- There is something wrong, but the doctor misinterpreted the MRI.

The same can be said for all testing (including ECG). The sad truth is that while medical advances in the past 100 years have been fantastic, medical science has a very long way to go; those of us with chronic illnesses know this all too well.

Most stroke symptoms are caused by the lack of oxygen to part of the brain, and since oxygen is transported by blood cells through the circulatory system. an "unremarkable" MRI should be followed up by a blood flow study in the brain - usually with an MRA, which is essentially an MRI with a contrast medium added via an IV. This contrast medium is then pumped by the heart into the arterial supply to the brain, where the MRI can see its circulation.

Best of luck!

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*UPDATE*

I forgot I had posted this! So here's an update.

The MRI on my head and ECG on my heart came back normal and doctors have diagnosed me as 'unknown'.

I think I am learning to understand what causes these episodes and that is when I knock my head. I try to avoid this as much as possible. The slightest hit or tap can cause me to have one of these episodes, which happens about 2-4 days after I've knocked my head.

I'm currently not being investigated further by the hospital. I guess it's just an anomaly that I have to be cautious of.

If anyone else has the same or similar episodes that I have, please share. I would like to know I'm not alone with this!
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I know this is an older thread but: This sounds like a stroke to me. Specifically I think you may have hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy. This is a description of CP.

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Cerebral Palsy (often shortened to "CP") is a brain injury that happens before, during, or shortly after birth. It can be caused by lack of oxygen to the brain or conditions such as a fetal brain hemorrhage, which is similar to a stroke, but in most cases the reason for the brain damage is unknown. Cerebral Palsy affects the motor areas of the brain in a vast amount of ways depending on where the damage in the brain occurs. It usually causes the muscles to be too tight (spastic) or too loose because the brain signals are constantly being misfired throughout the person's entire life. The misfiring can lead to issues with balancing, coordination, speech, proprioception, body alignment, and even a life long retaining of certain infant reflexes such as the Moro Reflex. The Moro Reflex is the startle reflex in babies and usually disappears when the baby is under 6 months of age but people with CP can have it as children and adults. It is essentially a built in pre programed fear of falling. CP can affect one side of the body (called hemiplegia) or both sides of the body. Every case of Cerebral Palsy is unique and can range from being so mild that it is almost unnoticeable to being so severe that the person uses a wheelchair full time.
Cerebral Palsy is a Stroke in the womb more or less especially if it effects one side of the body. Cerebral Palsy is not always detected by an MRI. Some types of mini strokes may also be missed by MRI. When you hit your head you may have hit the area of brain damage you already had or you may have a new TBI. The tingling can be a sign of thalamus damage and some people with CP also have an abnormal thalamus or have damage to another area that communicates information to and from the thalamus. Hope my post helps!
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