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numb leg

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 8, 2007
  • 07:10 PM

hi my son cannot move or feel his right leg for two years, on good days he uses crutches and drags his right leg behind him, on bad days he uses his wheelchair, it started two years ago he had an op to remove kidney stones, when he came round after the op he was in terrible pain for two weeks, then all these strange things started to happen, he had numbness on certain parts of his leg, his legs felt like lead, he complained of pins and needles , his vision in his right eye was bad then his leg went completely numb in time his other symptoms settled but his leg never returned, he has had a normal emg test done and a normal brain scan the doctors say its conversion disorder but cannot show us any evidence to back this diagnosis up, has anybody ever heard of a story like this

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  • Hi mado,My sympathies for your sons problems. Interesting though - last Dec. I was diagnosed with kidney cancer and this Jan. had my left kidney removed.In Sept. last year my left leg and left arm went numb. The in Dec. I started having problems with my eye sight - blurry but comes and goes.Both my legs and arm feel like lead sometimes. My arms are particularly that way when I hold them over my head.I also am experience an extreme fatigue and can not do heavy exercise without my muscles killing me the next day.It can be almost completely dabilitating.I too had a normal emg.I have come to the conclusion without diagnosis that I have chronic fatigue syndrome. Dr St Almands in CA who also has CFS has been treating patients with guafinisen or mucinex. Sounds a little funny I know but without this treatment I would be unable to walk, work, etc.You can read about Dr St Almands - he's written a book. There is also a guafinisen support group on the web.Hope this helps,CP
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