Hello to all
I am hoping someone on here will be able to give me some advice as I am being driven crazy by tingling sensations. These started over 6 months ago where I would get tingling on right side of mouth then down right arm to the hand and down the right leg to the foot . The tingling was intense but after ten mins resolved and went away ...well that was until 14th June when tingling was much worse and I lost use of my right arm as if I had laid on it etc. Long story short I ended up being rushed into Hosp via ambulance as symptoms could have been a stroke! Anyway after a cat scan and an MRI it was decided that I was just lacking potassium, and was given some sando k (yuk) however after a blood test my gp found an issue with my thyroid (I had been taking 25 mg per day purely as a boost as was only borderline under active) so my gp raised this to 50mg per day ..to have another blood test last week, which I have asked about and doc wants to see me again as thyroid meds still not right.
So following Hosp stay I was referred to a neurologist today ..omg he was very difficult to understand and ruled out stroke and MS thankfully but just suggested I take anti epilepsy drugs to suppress the tingling! However when I asked if the tingling could be thyroid he said no because that would cause tingling on both sides and not just on the right? Another issue I have is that my hair is thinning and even lost some eyebrow hairs too? So does this sound like a thyroid problem to anyone on here? I am due to see my gp on Tuesday regarding most recent blood test and not going to start anti epilepsy drugs till I am sure they the right way forward. In addition to this I also have complex regional pain syndrome so the neurologist seemed to want to push these new symptoms under that banner and get me to take even more meds!
Sorry so long winded but am very frustrated and a little tearful if I am honest..the tingling doesn't hurt as such its just driving me barmy and want to find the off switch!