Hello to the group,
I’ve only just found this place, and I’m looking for a bit of advice. But first, a bit about me..
I took early retirement in 2009 at the age of 49. In 2012 I suffered my bout of ADEM. I had felt ill for a day or so, a bit like flu, or just a bad cold, but I noticed that when I got home one evening my key missed the key hole on the front door. And then I noticed other little things like I missed the door handle inside the house. I was worried, but went to bed, the following morning I woke with a banging headache. My wife then decided to take me to A&E at the local hospital.
My symptoms presented just like a stroke.
24 hours later and I had been diagnosed correctly and I was treated IV steroids. A week later and I was discharged from hospital
I found that was left with a weak left leg (I could still walk, but my balance was off a little) I also had a weak left hand, and poor fine control (using a fork was hard) and carry a cup of tea would end up with spilt tea.
Having checked some of the posts on here I see that there are people a lot worse off than me..
I’m now 3+ years down the road, and there’s no change in either my left hand or leg, my wife says I’m just clumsy and can live with that.
But here’s the thing..
Ever since then I have found that I have to constantly and regularly caugh to clear my throat. I’ve being seeing my local G.P. and (via him) an Ear, Nose, Throat specialist. That, so far, has come to nothing.
And thus my web search has found this forum :-)
I have also experienced an ‘issue’ with swallowing, the reflex sometime stops and I really have to think about the action for me to actually swallow. This doesn’t always happen, just now and then.
So, my question is this: could this cough thing be linked to my ADEM???