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Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 in General Health
Question: I've been experiencing weird sensations for the better part of a year. I should mention that I took a pretty significant fall about 3 years ago and hit my head, but felt fine after even though I chipped a tooth. After about a year I developed a pretty stiff and sore neck and the left side, so much that I couldn't turn my head to the right. That eventually went away after a month or two. A year later is when everything went sideways. After a brief run on the treadmill I noticed a stiffness in my left butt cheek, so I stopped and started to stretch it out. I noticed that my left leg had weird sensations going down my inner thigh and it was becoming difficult to walk or run. I put even more weight on it to balance out the weight. I started loosing even more sensation in my leg, but it was still functional. It felt like all the muscles had been pressed backwards. It was shortly thereafter that I started experiencing diarrhea and felt like I was losing control over my bowels. Thankfully this only lasted for a few weeks. After that i was at my girlfriends house having sexual intercourse when I lost sensation in the left side of my penis and scrotum. This went on for weeks and it was causing urinary retention where I had to constantly go to the bathroom but barely anything came out. And when I did get a flow going it still felt like I had urine still in my bladder afterwards. In January I was at work with my feet up on the desk playing a competitive game on my phone when all of a sudden I felt and heard a snapping in the left side of my body (I'm convinced now that this snap was in my head /neck) which caused everything on the left side of my body to contract. All my muscles were extremely tight, but after 2 weeks the started to loosen again. I also had really bad pain above my left eye and felt my teeth were being pulled. But I wasn't feeling right. I went to my doctor and had xrays from my waist down and found that I had constipation and a bit of arthritis in my lower back. I was sent home and stated putting more fiber into my diet. It was extremely difficult passing a bowel movement when I was able to, otherwise I would go days without having one. Sitting had become difficult as I would constantly move in my seat to find a different position. I was ok when I was active, but when I sat it was sore on my butt cheek. I went back to my doctor and he did a full panel CBC blood panel and everything came back fine. I also went to an ENT for the little stiffness I still had in my neck and the constant clogging in my ear and all my tests came back fine. My doctor sent me to an osteopath and had some work done with the osteopath until one of our sessions caused sensations starting to happen in the right side of my body, starting in the leg and waist, like the left side. I stopped seeing him after that and was at a complete loss. I was also fighting with my girlfriend a lot and I was starting to get anxious around her. I eventually found another osteopath and he took a more hands on approach than the last one. He fixed a few issues with my posture and allowed me to breath a bit better than what I was able to do. It's been months since then and my doctor diagnosed me with anxiety and I have been seeing a Neorpsychologist. I was also given CBD oil to help with the anxiety. I also just recently had a CT scan for my abdominal and pelvic area, because of the blood in my stool and the pain that I still experience in my lower back. However there feels like something in my head has separated and my breathing is the worst it's ever been and I have dulled sensitivity all over my body now. I find when I breath properly some sensation comes back. I feel like I've been split open from my spin from head to toe and feel like an elastic band that exists from the center of my head down to the center of my pelvic area has separated entirely making me feel like there's been a separation right down the center of my body. And a few months ago because I was breathing poorly (probably inverted) it felt like something was crawling up my backside until it got to my skull at which point it felt like the roof of my mouth had so much pressure pushing against it that something felt like it broke and I had the worst pain in the roof of my mouth and was digging for days afterwards. I am convinced that I ruined a vital support structure in my head. Now my jaw and cheeks hurt an the time.

Please someone, help me with what is happening to me.
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal 0 minute later
I've been experiencing weird sensations for the better part of a year. I should mention that I took a pretty significant fall about 3 years ago and hit my head, but felt fine after even though I chipped a tooth. After about a year I developed a pretty stiff and sore neck and the left side, so much that I couldn't turn my head to the right. That eventually went away after a month or two. A year later is when everything went sideways. After a brief run on the treadmill I noticed a stiffness in my left butt cheek, so I stopped and started to stretch it out. I noticed that my left leg had weird sensations going down my inner thigh and it was becoming difficult to walk or run. I put even more weight on it to balance out the weight. I started loosing even more sensation in my leg, but it was still functional. It felt like all the muscles had been pressed backwards. It was shortly thereafter that I started experiencing diarrhea and felt like I was losing control over my bowels. Thankfully this only lasted for a few weeks. After that i was at my girlfriends house having sexual intercourse when I lost sensation in the left side of my penis and scrotum. This went on for weeks and it was causing urinary retention where I had to constantly go to the bathroom but barely anything came out. And when I did get a flow going it still felt like I had urine still in my bladder afterwards. In January I was at work with my feet up on the desk playing a competitive game on my phone when all of a sudden I felt and heard a snapping in the left side of my body (I'm convinced now that this snap was in my head /neck) which caused everything on the left side of my body to contract. All my muscles were extremely tight, but after 2 weeks the started to loosen again. I also had really bad pain above my left eye and felt my teeth were being pulled. But I wasn't feeling right. I went to my doctor and had xrays from my waist down and found that I had constipation and a bit of arthritis in my lower back. I was sent home and stated putting more fiber into my diet. It was extremely difficult passing a bowel movement when I was able to, otherwise I would go days without having one. Sitting had become difficult as I would constantly move in my seat to find a different position. I was ok when I was active, but when I sat it was sore on my butt cheek. I went back to my doctor and he did a full panel CBC blood panel and everything came back fine. I also went to an ENT for the little stiffness I still had in my neck and the constant clogging in my ear and all my tests came back fine. My doctor sent me to an osteopath and had some work done with the osteopath until one of our sessions caused sensations starting to happen in the right side of my body, starting in the leg and waist, like the left side. I stopped seeing him after that and was at a complete loss. I was also fighting with my girlfriend a lot and I was starting to get anxious around her. I eventually found another osteopath and he took a more hands on approach than the last one. He fixed a few issues with my posture and allowed me to breath a bit better than what I was able to do. It's been months since then and my doctor diagnosed me with anxiety and I have been seeing a Neorpsychologist. I was also given CBD oil to help with the anxiety. I also just recently had a CT scan for my abdominal and pelvic area, because of the blood in my stool and the pain that I still experience in my lower back. However there feels like something in my head has separated and my breathing is the worst it's ever been and I have dulled sensitivity all over my body now. I find when I breath properly some sensation comes back. I feel like I've been split open from my spin from head to toe and feel like an elastic band that exists from the center of my head down to the center of my pelvic area has separated entirely making me feel like there's been a separation right down the center of my body. And a few months ago because I was breathing poorly (probably inverted) it felt like something was crawling up my backside until it got to my skull at which point it felt like the roof of my mouth had so much pressure pushing against it that something felt like it broke and I had the worst pain in the roof of my mouth and was digging for days afterwards. I am convinced that I ruined a vital support structure in my head. Now my jaw and cheeks hurt an the time.

Please someone, help me with what is happening to me.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Can be nerve related issues.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

The symptoms that you are having are all likely to be related to nerve related issues. This can be due to a concussion in the head causing delayed symptoms or low levels of vitamin B12.

You can get your serum Vitamin B 12 levels evaluated and start with methylcobalamin supplements accordingly.

The anxiety also needs to be well controlled with the help of relaxation exercises like deep breathing exercises. Medicines like Pregabalin can help in such nerve related issues. You can consult a neurologist for proper prescriptions.

I hope this answers your query.

In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.

For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 0 minute later
Brief Answer:
Can be nerve related issues.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

The symptoms that you are having are all likely to be related to nerve related issues. This can be due to a concussion in the head causing delayed symptoms or low levels of vitamin B12.

You can get your serum Vitamin B 12 levels evaluated and start with methylcobalamin supplements accordingly.

The anxiety also needs to be well controlled with the help of relaxation exercises like deep breathing exercises. Medicines like Pregabalin can help in such nerve related issues. You can consult a neurologist for proper prescriptions.

I hope this answers your query.

In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.

For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal 6 hours later
Can a concussion cause delayed symptoms 3 years after the fact? I feel like there is more at play here. I would agree that there is some sort of nerve damage somewhere, but no one can seem to find it. After talking with a another doctor on here, he suggested looking at MS as a diagnosis. However, my GP ruled it out with simple questions, no tests were run to determine if I had MS or Fibromyalgia. And as I understand it, quite a few tests need to be done in order to diagnose such syndromes. I haven't had my vitamin B12 levels evaluated, but I have been taking sublingual methylcobalamin 5000mcg. I'm also taking a multi vitamin and magnesium L-Threonate for the anxiety. The exercises for anxiety only help so much, so I have a tantra mat for trigger points over my body. I use aromatherapy before bed in the evening, and I take magnesium glycenate before bed too. I've also been prescribed CBD oil for the anxiety as well. However, recently my head and neck area are getting the brunt of the symptoms and as a result I've been doing exaggerated jaw movements to help alleviate some of the discomfort/pressure I'm experiencing. I feel like something has separated in my head because it feels like something keeps falling downwards and I have to keep pulling it back up through deep breaths. Also I've noticed there's seems to be a lot of tugging and bone on bone crunching happening in my head. I can hear it happen every so often. My breathing is also at its worst and its a contributor to the many symptoms all over my body. My doctor just recently prescribed me ciprolex for the anxiety, which I have yet to take, but if my symptoms are psychosomatic would the ciprolex reduce these symptoms? Is there anything else I should be looking at /doing and is there anything else I can bring up to my GP to have him look at?
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal 0 minute later
Can a concussion cause delayed symptoms 3 years after the fact? I feel like there is more at play here. I would agree that there is some sort of nerve damage somewhere, but no one can seem to find it. After talking with a another doctor on here, he suggested looking at MS as a diagnosis. However, my GP ruled it out with simple questions, no tests were run to determine if I had MS or Fibromyalgia. And as I understand it, quite a few tests need to be done in order to diagnose such syndromes. I haven't had my vitamin B12 levels evaluated, but I have been taking sublingual methylcobalamin 5000mcg. I'm also taking a multi vitamin and magnesium L-Threonate for the anxiety. The exercises for anxiety only help so much, so I have a tantra mat for trigger points over my body. I use aromatherapy before bed in the evening, and I take magnesium glycenate before bed too. I've also been prescribed CBD oil for the anxiety as well. However, recently my head and neck area are getting the brunt of the symptoms and as a result I've been doing exaggerated jaw movements to help alleviate some of the discomfort/pressure I'm experiencing. I feel like something has separated in my head because it feels like something keeps falling downwards and I have to keep pulling it back up through deep breaths. Also I've noticed there's seems to be a lot of tugging and bone on bone crunching happening in my head. I can hear it happen every so often. My breathing is also at its worst and its a contributor to the many symptoms all over my body. My doctor just recently prescribed me ciprolex for the anxiety, which I have yet to take, but if my symptoms are psychosomatic would the ciprolex reduce these symptoms? Is there anything else I should be looking at /doing and is there anything else I can bring up to my GP to have him look at?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Ciprolex will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
Ciprolex is likely to help with your symptoms. You can also get a mild anti anxiety drug prescribed by your GP to help the symptoms better. Consulting a neurologist will also help.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 0 minute later
Brief Answer:
Ciprolex will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
Ciprolex is likely to help with your symptoms. You can also get a mild anti anxiety drug prescribed by your GP to help the symptoms better. Consulting a neurologist will also help.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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