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Hey guys. I don't know what condition I have, but hopefully I can be diagnosed soon.

I visit with my primary care physician on tuesday. I've already explained this in another thread that I've had multiple concussions and have visited multiple doctors for them. This last concussion was a real whammy; I wrecked on my longboard going 40 mph without a helmet. I ended up going to the doctor a month later because my symptoms started to get serious. Got a brain mri and everything looked fine. I had typical but somewhat serious symptoms at that point and was just told to rest. Ended up going to a concussion treatment center a week later and they did another brain mri and cervical mri w/o contrast and everything looked fine. Fast forward 1 months and now I'm starting to experience some numbness and weakness in limbs and chest. I didn't really think anything of it and I ignored it for a week until it started to get worse. My arms and hands would go completely numb when I would lift heavier objects and and I started having some neck pain and trouble breathing. I told my doctor about it and she completely blew me off. Now I'm having trouble swallowing, breathing, numbness down both arms, neck pain, dizziness and occasional weakness. I'm not really sure what happened but I'm going to visit with with my primary care doctor and try to get referred to a neurosurgeon. I need some serious help because these symptoms are absolutely horrifying. When I got my first cervical mri I wasn't really suffering from any numbness that I can remember or it was very mild. Now I'm having trouble breathing, swallowing, and weakness just 2 months after. Idk what happened.

Also how long would it take for me to get into an appointment with the neurosurgeon cuz I need to get in asap!


  • I forgot to mention that I'm a 20 year old college student living in Utah 
  • smartens162smartens162 Manitoba, CanadaPosts: 446
    It's not surprising that you're scared and wanting immediate help!  If I were you, and finding it difficult to breathe, swallow, etc., I wouldn't wait for Tuesday, I would be checking into the nearest ER today!  Perhaps it is something totally unrelated to any kind of spine injury, but it would be good for you to have a doctor SEE you and judge the severity of what's going on.  There are no doctors on this site offering diagnoses. 
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