I had a follow-up appointment with my neurologist yesterday, and I had to drive half an hour to see him, for a 3 minute appointment. GRRR... Anyway, I don't have epilepsy. It's still not tourette's. The neurologist has no other ideas. He says normally the next course of action would be to send me to the movement disorder clinic, which I've already been to, with horrible results.
He is going to recommend that my family doctor sets up a 24 hour blood pressure monitoring test, as well as a test to check if I have POTS (These tests would be for my unexplained falling down, and have absolutely nothing to do with my twitching).
The weather lately has been weird. It's at its coldest point this year so far, and it's still significantly warmer than one would expect for this time of year.
I have started taking Gabapentin (Neurontin) 300's 2-3 times daily, and they seem to be reducing the frequency and severity of my twitches. Which means I don't dislocate my shoulder every time I twitch now... Just sometimes. When I looked at the symptoms this drug is used to treat, it fits the symptoms I have; including pain and spasticity, as well as helping me fall asleep and stay asleep.
In other news: I feel like I was attacked by an evil clown. It feels like he tried to turn my spine into a balloon animal.
I have a new stupidest injury... I really wish I could stop accumulating these... Yesterday I was washing my hands, and I grabbed some paper towel to dry them off. While I was trying to dry between my fingers, I simultaneously dislocated ALL of my fingers at the base knuckle. It hurts to do anything with my hands today, and I've been dislocating and subluxing my fingers all day.
That's What It Means
1 week ago