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Have numbness on left side of body and collapses. Cause and cure?

hi my name is Tony Atkins im 20 years of age and i suffer from numbness down my left side. i have episodes of numbness it will start in my upper left side of my body and travel down to the whole of my left side. some times this numbness will cause me to collaps for roughly 60 seconds or more. i am fully aware that is happening but can not phyisically say or do anything whilst this is happening for the period of time my side is numb. my mother has sometimes seen me shack even fit whist the numb sensation is in my left side. however after the episode i feel completely fine. i am seeing the hospital but i am research what may be causing this so i have an idea of what it is and if i can change things in my life to calm it down. Many thanks Tony Atkins
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

This is indeed a serious situation, and without further ado I would advise you to visit a doctor (preferably a neurologist) to get evaluated. A brain MRI would be an ideal investigation as of now.

Conditions which could be causing your presentation could be:
-Peripheral neuropathy
-Other neuropathies
-Multiple sclerosis
-Transient ischemia attack

Please get yourself diagnosed and treated at the earliest. Long-term preventive measures need to be discussed with your doctor.

I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications. I would gladly help you.

Best wishes.
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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