nikkirae Posted July 19, 2013 Report Share Posted July 19, 2013 Hoping someone may help me... From the age of 15 to 20, I tripped perhaps 30 times (one hit each time). After my last trip, the only side effect that lingered was tracers. These have faded and I only notice them at night when I am really tired. I dealt with them and had no other ill effects... Now skip to 11 years later... My first symptom was a spinal cord lesion causing numbness from the chest down - resolved after taking IV steroids. Over the past five years, I have had a wide range of neuro symptoms - each lasting up to a few hours or a few months then mostly resolving - including various visual disturbances, migraines (some with pain no aura, some with aura only), numbness around my eye after general anesthisia, numbness in my back after an epideral, 4 hours of stroke-like symptoms (ruled not a stroke but possibly a siezure or migraine), word substitution, mental blocks where I cannot remember or think things through, absentmindedness, cognitive dysfunction. My last episode lasted 5 weeks and included fever (100.4 - 101.4), headaches, vertigo, mental blocks, absentmindedness, visual disturbances, possible seizure activity. Tests that have come back positive include MRI showing spinal cord lesion, spinal tap that showed inflammation of the brain and OG Bands (proof that episodes of inflammation originated in the brain), a slightly abnormal EEG (possible seizure activity), blood work showing I have an autoimmune disease. My doctor suspects it is neuropsychiatric lupus. I also just started seeing a therapist who says she thinks my acid use could be causing my symptoms. I don't believe that after all these years of being fine, I would all of a sudden start having complications. After my last trip, I had no cognitive or neurological symptoms - went on to graduate college (3.85 with a double major in psych and sociology), overcame the depression that led to my drug use in the first place, stayed drug free and only drank alcohol in moderation (even gave this up 6 years ago - before my neuro symptoms). I am leary about bringing this up to my doctors because I don't want them to get side tracked if it isn't a feasible explanation. But if it is the cause, what can even be done about it? I can't go on with all these issues and I am hoping the therapist is just reaching. Does anyone have any experience with this? To be fine for over a decade then all of a sudden start having problems? I'm sorry this is so long but I would appreciate any responses. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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