I am doing research on behalf of my 28 year old brother who has been experiencing a complex array of medical issues over the past year and a half. These are becoming completely debilitating and he is desperate to find a physician who can help diagnose him.
His symptoms include the following: He has visual issues, seeing aura-spots or streaks; feels disoriented; has difficulty speaking (articulating) and thinking; is dizzy and often can’t walk w/o stumbling; is unable to hold his head up; has a numb tongue; has teeth chattering; breaks out in sweat despite a low baseline temp; has pain in his head as well as a fuzzy, buzzing, vibrating, pulsing feeling. He also has a lowered body temperature, rapid pulse rate, and slow/slurred speech.
He has seen neurologists and ENTs and has tried acupuncture and chiropractic care. He has had a CT for his Sinuses, MRI on his, Inner Ear Testing ,Allergy Testing, an X-Ray on his Neck, an EEG, and has had an EKG, Sleep Study, Spinal Tap, and Neuro Psych Testing, as well as many blood and urine tests.
He has been diagnosed with anxiety and it seems many of the doctors want to attribute all of this to anxiety. He had the anxiety prior, and it has been exacerbated only because he can't function normally and doesn't know what is happening to him and why. He has just recently tried antidepressants/antianxiety medication, which helps a bit with those symtoms only.
If anybody has any insights or thoughts as to what might be going on or what other directions he might pursue, we would be so grateful. My brother does not know where to turn next...Thank you!