Hello I am new here
I was directed here from people on thyroid uk forum. I have an under active thyroid and have been having episodes of left side weakness/ paralysis and slurred speech and confusion. My Osteopath was concerned that these could be TIAs. I have had two MRIs of brain and spine ( last one was Dec 2012) the results were normal. So I had been looking into hemiplegic migraine. Last week I saw a neurologist who diagnosed Functional neurological disorder!!
I was advised that my symptoms were similar to APS/ Hughes. So I did a little reading and checked my past bloodtests. I have had two positive tests for Lupus anticoagulant ( 06 and 08 ).
I only get these episodes at ovulation and after my period which I thought tied into the hormonal spike causing hemiplegic migraine theory ( as I am 43 and probably in peri menopause )
My mother had a stroke last year at age 64 which was totally out of the blue and I have one cousin with rheumatoid arthritis and lupus and just found out that another cousin has APS/Hughes.
What are the chances that I do/ do not have this. Could episodes of left side weakness happen only at hormonal times with APS??
I do not seem to have many of the other symptoms.
After many years trying to get my thyroid sorted I still can't tolerate thyroxine and I feel such dread at the thought of having another disease. I have an appointment soon with GP to discuss this.
Thank you for any advice you can give me