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Dying inside

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  • Posted By: Miss Starr
  • October 13, 2008
  • 04:43 PM

I am 31yrs old and suffering from many symptoms and cannot get a correct diagnosis please help! I have spinal fractures,constant pain and numbness.I have periodic paralysis,blackouts,head twitching and migraines.I have become very clumsy with my hands and have constant tongue biting and numbness when i eat with problems swallowing.I have problems controlling my bowels and bladder along with rectal bleding and loss of appetite.I am starting to feel like im slowly dying and developing depression because i cant get my normal life back.

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  • What tests have they done? MRI-CT-X-rays, Etc. Have you had any surgeries? What are Drs recommending? Those symptoms suggest problems with pinched nerves-spinal degeneration-cauda equina syndrome, arachnoiditis,etc.. They could be symptoms of several things going on. You did not say what they have ruled out. I have arachnoiditis & they are ALL symtoms of that, but could be many other things as well. I understand your feelings as it took me a long time to be diagnosed. Pain control is essential as that causes so much more stress that only makes things worse. I can only suggest entering all your symptoms in a place such as this & see what it points to. If you do read up on arachnoiditis & approach your Dr regarding this, be prepared for them to poo-poo the idea. ESPECIALLY if they have done any surgery on you, as this has been known to CAUSE it as well. You then will not usually arrive at a diagnosis until the statute of limitations has run out. Also-word to the wise--some Drs will not diagnose so as cover the **s of a fellow Dr who has made some surgical error.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 13, 2008
    • 06:12 PM
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  • Where are your fractures?What kind of Dr. have you seen?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 13, 2008
    • 06:41 PM
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  • Have you been tested for celiac disease? Celiac is linked to osteoporosis, which may be why you have fractures. Try here: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Osteoporosis/Conditions_Behaviors/celiac.asp
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • October 14, 2008
    • 07:46 PM
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