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  • Posted By: theJadedRogue
  • January 8, 2010
  • 03:00 AM

30 y/o Caucasian woman – relatively good health. 9 months post pregnancy. (second child)

Ruled out MS. Doctors have stated it is arthritis in the neck. All treatment for that has failed. Symptoms continue unabated.

Left arm and left foot numbness, feeling of weakness. Depth perception issues. Hot/cold sensations in hands and feet. Pain in hips, back. Hand and arm cramps. Tremor. Feeling of twitching in left side of face. Facial/sinus pressure – fatigue. Symptoms are leading to a depressive state.

Looking for any suggestions as to what this could be.

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  • Did you have an epidural at childbirth? If so, did they have any problems administering it?Many symptoms are consistant with arachnoiditis.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 8, 2010
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  • 30 y/o Caucasian woman – relatively good health. 9 months post pregnancy. (second child) Ruled out MS. Doctors have stated it is arthritis in the neck. All treatment for that has failed. Symptoms continue unabated. Left arm and left foot numbness, feeling of weakness. Depth perception issues. Hot/cold sensations in hands and feet. Pain in hips, back. Hand and arm cramps. Tremor. Feeling of twitching in left side of face. Facial/sinus pressure – fatigue. Symptoms are leading to a depressive state. Looking for any suggestions as to what this could be. I suggest to consult this problem with a DO doctor who PRACTICE manipulative medicine and cranio-sacro techniques. This Dr. can help with symmetry of your structure relieving the pain, improving the function and even helping to find the cause of your problem. Check with AOA association for the list of DO's close to you.Good luck, let us know!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 8, 2010
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  • Did you have an epidural at childbirth? If so, did they have any problems administering it?Many symptoms are consistant with arachnoiditis.Yes to an epi, had a C section - but some of the symptoms, although milder, were evident before 1st pregnancy.
    theJadedRogue 3 Replies
    • January 9, 2010
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  • I suggest to consult this problem with a DO doctor who PRACTICE manipulative medicine and cranio-sacro techniques. This Dr. can help with symmetry of your structure relieving the pain, improving the function and even helping to find the cause of your problem. Check with AOA association for the list of DO's close to you.Good luck, let us know!Live in a region of a state where we don't even have a neurosurgion, have to travel about 3 hours to get there. And, please excuse my unknowingness, but what is a DO?
    theJadedRogue 3 Replies
    • January 9, 2010
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  • Live in a region of a state where we don't even have a neurosurgion, have to travel about 3 hours to get there. And, please excuse my unknowingness, but what is a DO?D.O. stands for Doctor of Osteopathy. This approach to medicine was founded by civil war surgeon Andrew Taylor Still in the 1870's.Practitioners use their hands to put the body's structures back into place. L ook up Andrew Weil's Spontaneous Healing, and read the first two chapters (... or everything in the first two chapters that is available on preview). Chapter 2 is about cranial manipulation.Finding someone who is as good at manipulation as Dr. Fulford (deceased) or Dr. Sutherland (also deceased) is another matter entirely. Some of the best practitioners aren't even osteopaths... Send me a private message if interested - I won't type for 20 pages if no one cares.-James Knochel
    JamesKnochel 12 Replies
    • January 9, 2010
    • 07:17 AM
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  • D.O. stands for Doctor of Osteopathy. This approach to medicine was founded by civil war surgeon Andrew Taylor Still in the 1870's.Practitioners use their hands to put the body's structures back into place. L ook up Andrew Weil's Spontaneous Healing, and read the first two chapters (... or everything in the first two chapters that is available on preview). Chapter 2 is about cranial manipulation.Finding someone who is as good at manipulation as Dr. Fulford (deceased) or Dr. Sutherland (also deceased) is another matter entirely. Some of the best practitioners aren't even osteopaths... Send me a private message if interested - I won't type for 20 pages if no one cares.-James KnochelI will check where I live if I can find a DO, I live in a very isolated area with limited access to doctors. Thank you for the advice
    theJadedRogue 3 Replies
    • January 9, 2010
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  • 30 y/o Caucasian woman – relatively good health. 9 months post pregnancy. (second child) Ruled out MS. Doctors have stated it is arthritis in the neck. All treatment for that has failed. Symptoms continue unabated. Left arm and left foot numbness, feeling of weakness. Depth perception issues. Hot/cold sensations in hands and feet. Pain in hips, back. Hand and arm cramps. Tremor. Feeling of twitching in left side of face. Facial/sinus pressure – fatigue. Symptoms are leading to a depressive state. Looking for any suggestions as to what this could be. have they checked out your spine. or have you gone to a really good chiropractor..just a thought...I would...
    rogue89029 5 Replies
    • January 14, 2010
    • 04:38 AM
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