Friday, October 26, 2007

Medical advice (any suggestions welcomed)

I feel it's necessary to inform family and friends at this time of a medical condition that seems to be getting more aggressive with time and would like to know any suggestions or comments that would help set my mind at ease...

Maybe you've heard of someone having these same symptoms and/or scenarios and can help point me in the right direction. I've been to several different doctor's who give me the same advice as the next, but it is only when I'm hospitalized do they seem to be concerned. After looking up my past admissions they give me the same diagnosis...they hem and they haw, (obviously baffled) and pretty much medicate my nerves for the time being and send me on my way.

The first time I was admitted to the hospital was back in the summer of '95. My neurological functioning flat-lined and I was treated for a stroke. At the time of admission I was young, fit, and no prior medical I was treated, medication given to ease the surfacing symptoms and then I was sent on my way. I never had anything come up until almost eight years later. Again, neurological symptoms flat-lined and I was admitted to ER, medication administered for stroke-like symptoms, doctor's asked questions, treatment followed, medicated for surfacing symptoms (anxiety), and sent on my way. Symptoms flared a couple of years after that and the same procedures followed. However, each time I've been hospitalized it leaves my nervous system scarred whereas I notice I now stutter at times and have trouble with memory functions (remember things, forgetting one thing to the next within seconds, etc.). I've also noticed that these times of flare-ups are increasing between intervals. Also, I was diagnosed with asthma four years ago which I've since learned due to my hesitance to go to the doctor about my breathing problems when they first surfaced has caused more damage in the long run. As I'm nearing forty, it scares me to think where I'll be at ten years from now, any suggestions (acupuncture, natural remedies, herbs, etc.)??


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