I went to the emergency room on March 14, 2013 because I had been having mild episodes of vertigo for about 3-4 weeks and was beginning to have issues with my equilibrium. On that day, however, it got much worse and my right arm went numb.
At the hospital, after an MRI and x-ray with contrast, I was told that I Had had a series of tiny strokes - most of them older, but one recent. I'm 48, height/weight proportionate, I eat fairly healthy and work out regularly but I've been on medications for about 10 years for hypertension.
The next day, a neurologist told me that I had Wallenberg. The strokes had been on the left side of my brain. My left eye was droopy and I could barely feel touch on the right side of my body. I could not feel hot/cold at all on my right side.
It's now 1 month later. Reading other posts, I believe that I was lucky compared to what many others have been through. I'm getting the nerve sensation back on my right side - feeling temperature more and more but it's still not 100%.
I'm back to working out at the gym doing cardio but often feel a heavy numbness in my right knee only when I'm on the treadmill.
If anyone has any suggestions on how to deal with the ongoing nerve numbness issues, It would be appreciated. I have a friend who is recommending I try accupuncture.
Good luck to everyone and take care of yourselves!View Thread
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