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Numbness in left foot

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 16, 2011
  • 02:05 PM

I am really freaking out.
Around Easter time 2009, I did something stupid. I took about 40 pills, most of which were xanax, the rest were pills like valproic acid and imovane.

That night I got up, and went to use the washroom. I fell down. When I woke up the next morning:

I saw my left foot had swollen up larger than a watermelon no joke. There was a huge boil and my foot had swollen up. And, my entire left side went totally numb.

The doctors said it was cellulitis. They drained the boil that had formed and sent me home. My doc said the numbness will wear off in time. Most of the numbness in my left side has gone, except for my left foot:

Part of left foot underneath the ball is hard and numb an stiff. Big toe is numb, and middle toe is numb. Unable to move my big toe upwards.

Only this morning it ran across my mind that I might have had an insect bite. I live in Trinidad in the Caribbean, and I have searched everywhere on the net but no where seems so say that black widow spiders live here.

I'll be checking this thread like every minute.

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