Well, in the last week I have been to three doctors appointments. How exciting. On Saturday I had to get a brain MRI. If you have never had the wonderful opportunity of getting an MRI, count yourself lucky. It is the WORST thing ever. Not to mention, being 33 weeks pregnant doesn't make it any more comfortable. I even asked the technician if she thought I would get stuck because of my belly. Thankfully, she said I would be just fine.
Not only did I have to go in the tube for 20 minutes and try not to move, I had a plastic cage put around my head (because it was an MRI of my brain) to make it feel even more impossible to breathe. I thought I was seriously going to have an anxiety attack.
I had an appointment with my neurologist yesterday to review the brain MRI...everything looked perfect. That means, I didn't have a stroke and I didn't have a TIA.
For the last week I have been having numbing on my right side of the body - face, arm, and leg - that lasts about an hour or so. I haven't had any of the other symptoms (headache, blurred vision, or slurred speech) since the first 'episode', if you will. About 5 days ago my neurologist gave me three "natural medications" to take. Since I am pregnant medicating me is quite a bit more difficult. Since I have been taking the medication I have had zero numbing. Thank goodness.
Well, at my doctor appointment yesterday, he concluded that all the symptoms are from a combination of migraines and pregnancy hormones..... Kinda interesting, considering that I only had a headache the first day and never again. But, I will take that diagnosis for sure! It is much less dramatic than the other alternatives.
My doctor is pretty confident that my pregnancy is what has brought on all of this craziness. I should be totally fine and the baby should be fine too. I have to continue with the medication until the baby is born. Then, he believes, once this baby is born and I am no longer pregnant, all numbing, migraines, and anything else weird will cease.
So, in all, everything is much less serious than I thought the first time I went to the doctor and was told I was having a TIA. After paying A LOT in medical bills this last month, I am so grateful that it shouldn't be too serious and hopefully will be totally over in 7 weeks when I have the baby. I am also so grateful for fasting, prayer, and the preisthood because I know that these are the reasons why this turn for the better happened so quickly.