Every few months, I go through a period of 2-3 days where I get all sorts of strange neurological symptoms. I feel totally uncoordinated. Typing becomes very difficult. Walking becomes dicey. I feel unbalanced. Muscle twitches and numbness comes with it too. I feel like I could fall at any time while walking. It is a very difficult feeling to describe, but other PWMEs say they know exactly what I am talking about.
I'm getting over one of these neuro flare-ups right now.
Most of my crashes do NOT involve these symptoms, so it makes me wonder why a few do. When I first got these symptoms, I thought they were possibly due to low potassium levels, as I'd recently started a B12 protocol. Now, I'm not so sure. I'm very good about maintaining my potassium levels while on the B12 protocol. Are these symptoms just another bizarre aspect of this condition?
I'm looking back on my health records for the last year trying to find any common denominator between these neuro symptoms and other factors near in time. So far the only possibility I've come up with is that many of these episodes arose after eating eggplant. Eggplant, of course, is a member of the nightshade family of foods, which is sometimes cited by PWME's as problematic -- specifically, leading to neuro symptoms. But the thing is, there have been many more times throughout the past year when I've eaten eggplant and not gotten these symptoms. Why sometimes and not others?
I may have to cut out eggplant altogether for a while and see if the neuro symptoms stay away. Other than that, I'm out of guesses. I would love it if anyone else had some insight into this. Is is just one of those inexplicable symptoms of ME/CFS that we simply have to deal with?