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Left arm and hand numbness for 2yrs

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 27, 2006
  • 05:12 PM

Feb 2004 I came down with flu like symptoms. I had muscle pain and weakness, nausea, dizziness and had trouble staying awake all the time. I had trouble walking and talking and I was like this for a week. When I started to feel better I came down with a rash on my torso. I went to Emergency Dept and was told it looked like scarlet fever and given anti biotics but no blood test was done. Rash started to fade but then my left arm and hand went numb. I was still experiencing vertigo during this entire time (approx. 5 weeks) so my doctor sent me for a CAT Scan. Discovered some migrating grey matter on right side of brain, that is believed to congenital as well as fusion of of first two vertibrea in cervical spine. The rash is still here two years later as well as the numbness in my left arm and hand. The vertigo has improved but not completely gone. I feel like I have been drinking all the time. I have seen an ear, throat and nose specialist with no diagnosis. I have seen dermitoligist three times regarding rash with no result. I have been tested twice for carpal tunnel sydrome. I have had two MRI's with no noticible issues and have seen a neuroligist. The numbness has now moved to my right hand and left side of my face as well as my left foot. I finally went to see a person who uses herbal medicine. He examined me and I was told that I have severe levels of toxins in my blood. He believes it is effecting my nerves causing the numbnes. He also thinks it is effecting my eye sight causing the vertigo feeling. The herbs he gave me have reduced the numbness and I am able to think more clearly (not so fuzzy). DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A TOXIN IN THE BLOOD THAT MAY CAUSE THESE ISSUES SO I KNOW WHAT TO GO TO MY DOCTOR ABOUT?

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  • Did you take anything for this flu or were you prescribed anything for this flu? Especially any antibiotics. The reason I ask is that you came down with the rash later as you were getting over the flu. This rash could be symptoms of candida albicans. Does the rash itch and burn intensely--this could be candida albicans from the antibiotics if it does.Scarlet fever is supposed to have a sandpaper like texture. Was it like that? Maybe the fusion of your cervical vertibrae is causing the numbness. Have your been checked out for that? What were the herbs he gave you?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
    • 07:21 PM
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  • I was not prescribed antibiotics until after the rash appeared. The rash was like sand paper. I have wondered if the fusion in my neck has caused the numbness and dizziness and have been told this is not the case by two different doctors. The herbs I was given were red clover and a tea made with burdock root, sheep sorrel herb, slippery elm bark, rhubarb root and watercress herb. This is suppose to cleanse the blood.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 29, 2006
    • 02:44 PM
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  • I was not prescribed any antibiotics until the rash appeared. When the rash first appeared it was like sandpaper and hurt. Now the rash is itchy.I have thought that the numbness was caused by by neck from the beginning. I have had xrays and MRI done and the doctors say this is not the case.The herbs I was given were red clover and a tea with burdock root, sheep sorrell herb, slippery elm bark, milk thistle herb, Turkish rhubarb root, watercress leaf and bladderwrack plant. It is suppose to cleanse the blood of toxins.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 4, 2006
    • 06:32 PM
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  • Have you been tested for Lymes? A lot of doctors don't know much about it .Try to find one that does. My daughter suffered for over a year before we found a doctor that would do the test. She had a lot of the same symptoms. Insist on the Western Blot test.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 12, 2006
    • 03:04 PM
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