Ok where do I start…a little over a year ago I started getting debilitating symptoms…starting with numbness, tingling, and temporary paralysis. It subsiding and then I starting getting SEVERE pain..in my shoulder and back..then that subsided…next came the cognitive difficulties…they are the most unbearable because I feel I am going crazy… I am I 1st year graduate student and I had to take a leave from school, my internship, and quit the pt job I had. I have been through a battery of tests since then and nothing was found. I was told that it was psychosomatic and I was beginning to buy that. Until I had a f/u apt yesterday w/ my neurologist to go over a 2nd mri. The mri should 3 slipped discs in the cervical region. These would explain the tingling, numbness, the muscle pain and I guess the paralysis…but what about the cognitive problems?? I can’t help but to think that it must be impacting my cognition…I am sure something is being interrupted in the flow of oxygen/blood to my brain…I haven’t been able to find any info about this so any info would be greatly, greatly, appreciated…thank you in advance!