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Shatzie

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Tulsa
I asked a question two weeks ago, but I never introduced myself when I joined. I am 43, a second-grade teacher, and a divorced mother of 3 (DD-15, DS-9 & 6). I started having slurred speech the last week of July. I had an MRI two weeks into it and it was normal. Then in October I started having what my GP said was foot drop. The number of times a day has increased until then, and I fell hard a few weeks ago. My GP ordered blood tests in October including a GM-1 and auto-immune which were normal. He then referred me to a neurologist. In the last three weeks I have had problems swallowing and chewing, and what feel like a mild "pop rocks" feeling on my tongue, especially noticeable at night while I am relaxed trying to fall asleep. I went to the neurologist yesterday and he drew more blood to test for muscle enzymes and six other things to rule things out. I will go back in two weeks and he plans to do an EMG unless the blood tests tell him otherwise. According to my GP, this neurologist is known for being a superb diagnostician and doctors from all over the area refer to him, so I feel good about the way he is going about this.

I have learned a lot from this forum and I really appreciate what you all do for those of us who are new to this.
 

Icanmanz

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Hi Shatzie! Welcome to the forum. You are definitely in my prayers. God bless!

Irma
 

Al

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On
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Well Shatzie it sounds like you are in good hands so far. Welcome.
AL.
 

crystalkk

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Hi Shatzie,

Welcome to the forum, keep us posted.
 
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