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Creeping Paralysis Symptoms
Weakness: Usually paralysis means feeling weakness or having difficulty moving one of your limbs or muscles. Many times paralysis can happen with a loss of feeling in the affected area if there is sensory nerve involvement. When we talk about paralysis keep in mind that this means weakness lasting for a couple of days at least - not just an arm or leg "falling asleep" after sitting for a while! ...Read more
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Unlcear question: Partial paralysis: not sure what mean, perhaps hemiparesis, which is weakness or lack of movement on one side of the body. Or partial paralysis meaning marked weakness but still can move the muscles. Heterophyid is not a real word. Do you mean hyperthyroid. Write question over again. ...Read more
Hi ! . What are the causes of the hyperkalemic periodic paralysis , what are the effects and the symptoms , please i need a deep answer!?
Sudden weakness: Sudden episodes of weakness may occur where the only abnormal blood test is a high potassium. This is referred to as hyperkalemic paralysis. Two other forms are hypokalemic and normokalemic where low or normal potassium levels are found. The disorder can run in families. Not easy to predict, but needs prompt treatment when episodes occur. ...Read more
Normal: Sleep paralysis is a condition in which a person, either falling asleep or awakening, temporarily experiences an inability to move, speak or react. It is a transitional state between wakefulness and sleep characterized by complete muscle atonia (muscle weakness). It is often accompanied by terrifying hallucinations to which one cannot react. Sleep paralysis poses no serious health risk. ...Read more
Diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2007, but not all my symptoms fit (such as temporary paralysis), could I have been misdiagnosed?
I have many of the symptoms of periodic paralysis syndrome. What is the best way to get tested? Can i get a doctor to stimulate an attack and observe?
See your doctor: This syndrome involves sudden random episodic weakness of arms and legs without loss of consciousness. Family history is important in the diagnosis, because this is an inherited disorder. Testing needs to be done to establish normal levels for comparison to acute levels of various components, such as potassium. You doctor may attempt to invoke an attack under controlled conditions. ...Read more
Episodes of temp paralysis lasting 10-30 min. Going on for 20 years. Always immediately following vomiting, also random times with no prior symptoms.?
Do not know: I am unable to understand your question well enough to try to provide u with an answer. I apologize for that. ...Read more
Voice: Hi. Vocal cord paralysis results from damage to one or both recurrent laryngeal nerves (assume 1). This usually results from neck, lung, or mediastinal tumors, or from surgery in that region. The affected vocal cord is paralyzed. This makes vocal intonation with that cord unadjustable, so there is a raspy, somewhat constant tone from the affected cord (the contralateral normal cord works fine). ...Read more
Please see below.: Vocal cord paralysis can cause a characteristic breathy voice often accompanied by difficulty swallowing, a weak cough, and feeling short of breath. If both vocal cords are affected, symptoms can include stridor. It can have a variety of causes, and correct treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more
Who can administer a sleep test? What are the symptoms of narcolepsy? Is there a cure for chronic sleep paralysis? Where can I get it treated (US/UK)?
MSLT: A polysomnogram (overnight sleep test) followed by an MSLT (multiple sleep latency test) is reasonable to rule out sleep apnea and narcolepsy. There are effective treatments for both conditions including pharmacotherapy for narcolepsy. Although any physician may order these tests it would be wise to see a sleep physician. ...Read more
Diag guillain-bs 3/11/13-3wks symptom free, suddenly all symptoms returned/neuro has no idea what's happening, feel extremely tired, no paralysis, help.
Ivig: We typically treat with ivig for about 5 days. But if the treatments aren't continued on a weekly basis for 3-4 weeks more there can be a relapse. ...Read more
Severe nuero symptoms, seizures, paralysis, facial spasms. Every blood test normal including peripheral nueropathies. What could it be? I need answers
If your EEG shows no: evidence of seizures, your paralysis & facial spasms don't follow anatomic patterns & no neurological or systemic medical cause is found, you may have a psychiatric illness, either Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder or Functional Neurological Disorder. See en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversion_disorder. Ask your doctor for referral to a psychiatrist & psychologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
Taking seizure meds for dystonia like facial spasms. Had sleep paralysis symptoms on 1 side of body during the day. MRI was normal was it a seizure?
Not clear: Need further information. Paroxysmal hemiplegia is unusual other than in setting of Todd's paralysis after seizure, hemiplegic migraine, or stroke. It could have been a Todd's but you would have an obvious seizure prior. Have you had seizures? It could be related to your hemispasm disorder. Have you been compliant with your seizure meds? Seek further eval from your neurologist. ...Read more
MRI normal but had sleep paralysis symptoms on 1 side of body in daytime couldn't breathe I'm on keppra (levetiracetam) for dystonia like facial spasms was it siezure?
Please clarify: Try posting again and divide your sentences with punctuation (e.g. periods and commas). Start with what happened. Make the MRI secondary. The MRI didn't have this; you did. Please provide a clearer description of whatever this was. Forgive me for stating this, but your post is practically impossible to decipher. ...Read more
I am wondering if i may have multiple sclerosis? My symptoms are spinal pain up and down the spine, temporay paralysis, at times sharp pains on the right side of my brain.
Not necessarily: The pain up and down spine might signify a lhermitte's but usually electrical tingling rather than full blown pain. The paralysis of ms is usually gradual and progressive over days or longer, and the pains over head may be more consistent with migraines, and perhaps some of the other symptoms associated with this also.. Could consider fibromyalgia. Long and short, see your doctor, get diagnosis. ...Read more
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Loss of nerve action: Bell's palsy is from dysfunction of the seventh cranial nerve which activates the muscles of the face. It usually occurs suddenly, rarely has pain, but causes the eyelids, facial side and mouth to droop. Most are self limited but can take up to 6 months to improve. A few last and need surgery to correct the changes in the eye and the eating problems from the droopy mouth. ...Read more
Facial weakness!: Bell's palsy (named after sir charles bell an english physician) is an idiopathic(unknown cause!) unilateral facial paralysis affecting the entire one side of the face viral (?Ebstein barr) , bacterial (hliobacter jejuni ) causes have been implicated as possible aetiologies. ...Read more
Facial paralysis: Bell's palsy is weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles. It is thought to be caused by a virus but it is important to rule out other causes such a tumor growth. Most people will regain normal facial movement with time but a few may have permanent weakness or spasms. ...Read more
Facial paralysis: Sudden onset of one-sided paralysis or weakness of facial muscles (usually onset in minutes or hours) which may be associated with reduced blinking from one eye, excessive tear production, altered speech and swallowing, ringing in the ear, sensitivity to loud noise, altered taste, prickly numb facial sensations, ear pain. ...Read more
Please see below.: Sudden onset of one-sided facial paralysis, pain behind or in the ear, noise sensitivity, decreased tearing, and taste disturbances are all possible symptoms of bell's palsy. Anyone with these symptoms needs to see their doctor as soon as possible for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Patients with Bell's palsy typically present with the sudden onset (usually over hours) of unilateral facial paralysis. Common findings include the eyebrow sagging, inability to close the eye, disappearance of the nasolabial fold, and drooping at the affected corner of the mouth, which is drawn to the unaffected side.
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1/2 face weak: Common symptoms of bell's palsy include: an eyebrow that sags on one side, drooping of an eye, drooping of a corner of the mouth, or an eye that will not close completely. It is caused by the nerve that controls the muscles of the face gets damaged or doesn't work properly, which may be because of inflammation or viral infection. See your physician if you suspect that you have bell's palsy. ...Read more
Droop of the face: Bell's palsy is a term for loss of function of the seventh facial nerve, the nerve that supplies the muscles of 1/2 of the face. It usually is of overnight onset, generally painless and felt to be due to inflammation of the nerve in its narrow exit canal from brain to face. It causes lid and mouth droop on one side. Most clear by six months; a few last and need surgical support. ...Read more