What causes double vision, slurred speech and constant falling? - Online Doctor Chats
I am 58 years old (female). Diagnosed with spinal stenosis 3 years ago. I now have double vision, slurred speech (comes & goes) and I fall constantly. My hips are like a fishing boppin bouncing all over the place. My orthopedic dr. cannot find anything wrong nor can my neurologist. I am so distraught. Blood work indicates mild anemia, which I'm taking iron. Everyone can see drastic changes however doctors cannot see anything on MRI's or xrays/. I am so desperate. Help, please.
Did you get an MRI of the brain?
I am out of answers but, my hips are so painful and my balance is awful. I live alone and fall constantly.
Yes, I got an MRI about 8 months ago... shows nothing.
was it of the brain or spine?
Both. I relocated to FL one year ago so I don't have any history with these doctors. All of them, except my neurologist recommend PT, which doesn't help the slurred speech, double vision & frequent falling.
Your symptoms are suggestive of brain issue
Slurred speech and double vision are specific to brain
frequent falling could be either to cerebellar problem or spinal problem
but given your symptoms, I would think it is brain related
what were the clinical examination findings of your neurologist
I agree. I have an appointment with my neurologist this coming Monday. He is new to me and this will be my second visit. My first visit last month, he said there is clearly something wrong. I walk and talk as if I am intoxicated.
sounds like a cerebellar problem
Last month, he ordered blood work to eliminate possibilities. My blood work indicates anemia.
Anemia wouldn't cause such symptoms
What??? "cerebellar problem"?
I can't tell you for certain what exactly is going on
so any disease affecting that part of the brain would cause problems with walking
and may also affect the speech to some degree
Who and what should I be doing?
You should consult with your neurologist
and probably get a functional MRI of the brain
or a repeat MRI might also be useful
I will. As I said, I'll see him this Monday. I will also ask for a repeat MRI. Thanks.
If it is possible, ask him to order the fMRI
that would give much more information than plain MRI
Is there anything else I can help you with?
OK... whatever the fMRI is, I'll ask for it. No, you've answered my questions. I am pleased. Thanks
have a good day ahead
Thanks for consulting me here
you are welcome
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