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Pain, numbness in exremities, various symptoms, no answers.

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  • Posted By: StarDancer101
  • August 16, 2007
  • 00:52 PM

I came into the doc, first time with my arm turning blue and cold
and numb, stiff around the joints when I moved it. Obvious to be a
circulation problem from the doc. Then similar symptoms in my leg
occur, and for a while both my leg and arm go numb or start aching
like my arm did during the first episode. Leg started to hurt once
in a while turning a bit purple, taking low dose Asprin helped it
to be better, but not the pain.
From the innitial visit, I got a Reynaud's sydrome diagnosis, but
the symptoms happened with no apparent stress or cold.
The weather has been hot too.

Then I started realizing that I had tingling in my left upper
thigh, over a period of few days, but I didn't think anything of
it, until one time that the tingling happened, I felt my leg, and
there was a definite loss of sensation, which comes and goes, and
has at some points gotten back enough to where I don't feel that
part of my leg at all, but it's not at all painful.
I woke up now with what feels like growing pains, which is slightly
different sensation than the aches in my right arm and leg. For
some reason those were only on the right side.

On occasion I have had pain in, what feels like the liver, and in my chest.

Anyone have ideas?

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  • Sorry but if your Liver hurt is because it can't no longer deal with your auto immune issues and the aspirin. Most likely you have an infection.None of these symptoms are foreign to me.Visit a Doctor of Oriental Medicine- a Lisenced acupuncturists, preferably one who knows Herbs, NAET, Bioset, or Jaffe Mellor Technique. A combination of traditional and more modern approaches can bring you back to balance.For now try to avoid Dairy and Red Meat, processed food including sodas and artifitial sweteners. If your diet is 90% processed food, you will need to trun it to at least 30% raw, 30% from scratch.Take more vitamin C- and look into Detox Tea (Yogi Tea Brand) or another tea with Dandelion root, ginger tea, or cinnamon tea.If you have inflammation (internal too) try tumeric, if you don't have a history of allergies to it.Do not drink juices that are pasteurized.Best,Mar.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 03:22 PM
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  • Sorry but if your Liver hurt is because it can't no longer deal with your auto immune issues and the aspirin. Most likely you have an infection.Which issues are the auto immune? Not sure which you are referring to, and which points to the infection?Thanks, appreciate the imput.
    StarDancer101 8 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 05:29 PM
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  • Which issues are the auto immune? Not sure which you are referring to, and which points to the infection?Thanks, appreciate the imput.Hello, sorry I was not clear :p. You said you got Reynaud's syndrome diagnosis- and Reynauds is autoimmune. I think all of your pain and most symptoms points at infection. Why? because when there are pathogens in the body, the body tries to attack them by producing large amounts of toxins. Those toxins are to fight the infection/pathogens but sometimes the toxins 'miss' the target and start inflicting pain in the body. The liver is supposed to pick up all the toxins and debris from the infection and clean the blood. But since you are taking aspirin, your liver has more work than it can handle. Remember, the liver cleanses the blood and also is in charge of processing the aspirin before it goes into the system. Poor liver stagnates with all that work.The toxins that don't get picked up from the blood (battle field) start building up in your joints and muscles and causing pain.You might wonder why if you have an infection, why you don't have a fever? Well, our immune system is often suppresed and depressed by drugs, vaccines, and depleted body reserves. So inflammation, fever, and pain responses are not following a 'pattern' that doctors want to find in order to diagnose you with an infection.The bottom line is: infections and auto-immune go hand in hand. Pain does not happen w/o immune dysfunction or w/o an infection as a trigger.Some infections are great imitators, as our friend Dr. Gus (Ralph) often says. Some bacteria 'mutates' and 'hides' in the body.Lyme, EBV, Mycoplasma are hard to detect- but they might cause great damage and make you think you are going 'nuts' when in reality some infections are very silent and they won't show in standard blood tests.Also Candida, parasites, can turn your life upside down.Best thing: Visit a Doctor of Oriental Medicine who does NAET, Bioset, JMT Herbs, something. Make sure this person has good references :).Best,Mar.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 05:47 PM
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  • Well, those are the major things, that i listed, I'm also being checked out for frequent urination, which I've had for over a year, and i did have a fever off and on, low grade, when this started, after the arm went numb.Also, didn't know Reynaud's was an autoimmune, thanks for the tips.Possible that Reynaud's in a symptom? Rather than the primary condition? I mean, secondary to someting else?
    StarDancer101 8 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 07:44 PM
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  • Well, those are the major things, that i listed, I'm also being checked out for frequent urination, which I've had for over a year, and i did have a fever off and on, low grade, when this started, after the arm went numb.Also, didn't know Reynaud's was an autoimmune, thanks for the tips.Possible that Reynaud's in a symptom? Rather than the primary condition? I mean, secondary to someting else?Bingo! Reynaud is the name to describe the condition, but it is not the root of it all.I had Reynaud's and the frequent urination. In fact, the first time I visited my NAET doctor, I had to use the bathroom 3 times during the visit. After I was treated the first time- my urination problem diminished and then vanished within that week. That urination is inflammation- like the immune system is pushing buttons, the wrong buttons. Everyone told me that I was too nervous or whatever. My Oriental Doctor was very determined to solve my issues, not just to mask them with drugs.email me at maribel dot jurado at gmail dot com - I will send you articles I collect.Best,Mar.gotta run some errands.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 07:52 PM
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  • Yah, I know what you mean, made an urgent doc apt yesturday and saw a phisicians assisntant....just gave me a muscle relaxant and painkillers....and I'm like....so .....what's wrong with me?Will do on the email. Thanks.
    StarDancer101 8 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 08:00 PM
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  • Ok, went through and took some notes. Came up with a list of things, that might be more descriptive, although i wont list much order to them, but ill be as specific as I can.Weakness in legs and arms, majority of simptoms on the right side of the body. Right arm and leg go numb once in a while, occassionally waking up with numb arms. My left went numb after talking on the phone for a bit.Both legs and sometimes arms feel like they have growing pains, the other pain is an ache in right arm and leg. Right leg, feels almost like a dead weight sometimes because of the numbness. Raynauds symptoms only occur on the right extremities, but usually not at the same time, only occassionally so. The right arm pain is forarm and hand, the right leg pain is mostly shin, behind the knee, and moving the joins of both feels tight, painful.Most recent: General loss of energy, upper back pain. Abdominal pain, in left upper quadrant, upper abdomen, worse with use of alchohol or painkillers.Earliest symptoms consisted of waking up with numb right extremities as well as chest pain, which continues. Sharp and sudden onset, intermittent, lasting second, occurs on movement and worsened by breathing in. I've had frequent urrination problems for more than a year.I have loss of appetite, but I associated that with naussea from taking Celexa.Don't know if any of this is related, but here they all are.
    StarDancer101 8 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
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  • Ok, went through and took some notes. Came up with a list of things, that might be more descriptive, although i wont list much order to them, but ill be as specific as I can.Weakness in legs and arms, majority of simptoms on the right side of the body. Right arm and leg go numb once in a while, occassionally waking up with numb arms. My left went numb after talking on the phone for a bit.Both legs and sometimes arms feel like they have growing pains, the other pain is an ache in right arm and leg. Right leg, feels almost like a dead weight sometimes because of the numbness. Raynauds symptoms only occur on the right extremities, but usually not at the same time, only occassionally so. The right arm pain is forarm and hand, the right leg pain is mostly shin, behind the knee, and moving the joins of both feels tight, painful.Most recent: General loss of energy, upper back pain. Abdominal pain, in left upper quadrant, upper abdomen, worse with use of alchohol or painkillers.Earliest symptoms consisted of waking up with numb right extremities as well as chest pain, which continues. Sharp and sudden onset, intermittent, lasting second, occurs on movement and worsened by breathing in. I've had frequent urrination problems for more than a year.I have loss of appetite, but I associated that with naussea from taking Celexa.Don't know if any of this is related, but here they all are.Honey, it is all related.I used to wake up with the numbness in my wrists! I thought it had to do with my sewing projects and written assignments. It was not! I had a silent and active infection eating me alive- next thing I knew I became allergic to my bedding (poly blend) and pajamas (poly blend).I had to put all cotton bedding in the middle of winter- I was so cold, but staying away from the polyester and from petrochemicals (all run of the mill detergents) really helped me to sleep during my critical weeks.I am not saying that this s going to fix you- what I am saying is that you will need to investigate, observe, and suspect which ones are your triggers, so you can get your immune system back to balance. Telling people that x or y element can make them really sick, it is the hardest thing.You can even be allergic/intolerant to electricity or your TV set radiation. I used to feel depressed after watching TV- go figure, my immune system was very weak!Even something you put on your skin (lotion, fragrance), or some particular jewelry (silver, etc) can be responsible for the numbness.So take notes- and look for a NAET doctor,and look into Oil of Oregano- you may want to try it. :)Best,Frui.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
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  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), check out this site: http://www.msfocus.org/publication_articleDetails.php?ID=15
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 25, 2007
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