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shannon1975

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 13, 2007
  • 10:08 PM

Hello!

I hope maybe someone out there has some fresh insights. I am 31, and for just over a year now, I have had almost daily numbing in my face, arms, and sometimes both legs at once. I have had multiple MRI's, blood work and 2 spinal taps. So far, they have found 2 nonspecific brain lesions, and they have checked up and down for evidence of MS. More recently, I have suffered 2 concussions from falling when both my legs go numb. I also have concentration and memory problems, as well as right sided weakness. Does anyone know of a possible diagnosis for something like this? Thanks!

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  • I know someone who went years trying to figure out the numbness and she got Bells Palsy as well, I think. Her memory got so bad that we thought she was getting early alzheimers. She finally saw a doctor who thought that she might have a bacterial infection and he gave her a trial of antibiotics. I think it was amoxicillin and it worked. I don't remember the name of the bacteria. I'll ask her and let you know.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 13, 2007
    • 10:32 PM
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  • Hi Shannon. I have some information about my aunt's treatment and if you would like, you can email me and I'll pass it on to you. It's kind of long to put in a message here. eieio@ils.net
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 14, 2007
    • 00:03 AM
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  • Thanks for the update! However, I actually had a sinus infection a few weeks ago, and I was on amoxycillin for 10 days. I literally have been checked for most everything, but I continue to have daily numbing episodes and frequent falling spells.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 14, 2007
    • 02:23 AM
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  • Sorry to hear about your health problems Shannon. It must be very scary to have the numbness and weakness. I do know that if you have a bacterial infection doing this then 10 days of amoxil wouldn't do anything to help. You would also need a higher dose than what you were rx'd for a sinus infection.If the doctors can't find out what's wrong with you then you have to take charge of your health and find the answer yourself. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 14, 2007
    • 02:38 AM
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  • I guess for myself it is so frustrating because I have a 2 year old and a 1 year old that makes it difficult to take care of if I am already numb. I have temporary bouts of amnesia, I use a cane if necessary, but without an answer, it's hard to make any adjustments. Sometimes I can't drive, and I also have macular degeneration in my eyes. I feel like I am 80 years old and slowly everything is giving out. I eat well, plenty of exercise, don't smoke or drink, and fairly athletic. I am on Paxil, to help ease some of the anxiety, but I've been to the hospital 4 times in 3 months. I don't know if I should continue to work, drive, or even be alone with my kids, in case I fall or have the amnesia. I hope someone out there can offer some advice. Thanks!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 14, 2007
    • 05:45 PM
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  • Hello!I hope maybe someone out there has some fresh insights. I am 31, and for just over a year now, I have had almost daily numbing in my face, arms, and sometimes both legs at once. I have had multiple MRI's, blood work and 2 spinal taps. So far, they have found 2 nonspecific brain lesions, and they have checked up and down for evidence of MS. More recently, I have suffered 2 concussions from falling when both my legs go numb. I also have concentration and memory problems, as well as right sided weakness. Does anyone know of a possible diagnosis for something like this? Thanks!I have the impression that what you are experiencing is a toxic overload in your system. You have probably reached your max. capacity of exposure to chemicals, processed foods, mercury, pesticide, allergens, etc. This what you are suffering is multi-systemic. It is also "invisible" for regular western doctors.You can treat it with alternative medicine before it turns into something that doctors can locate in tests.You will need to find out what allergens are affecting you silently.*stop eating processed foods, chemical additives, aspartame, soda.*stop sugar,milk, wheat, processed oils.*drink 12 glasses of water a day.*start taking multivitamins of high quality.*practice Hatha yoga , Tai Chi, or some other gentle exercise.*stop taking over the counter medications unless stopping them can cause you harm. same thing with prescription. Find out how to go about stopping them.When you visit a doctor of Oriental Medicine or a Doctor of Integrated Medicine, they'll give you a "gentle drainage" homeopathic remedy to pull those toxins out slowly slowly.I wish you the best- you will be an active part in your own journey to healing.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 14, 2007
    • 06:23 PM
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  • I do agree with last poster that a cleansing diet may be helpful, and do recommend acupuncture or other alternative remedies to help with your symptoms... But, I also suggest you find a doctor familiar with MS and other autoimmune disorders. MS is hard to diagnose, but you sound like you have a LOT of the symptoms. Someone should be following up on the brain lesions - what are they and what caused them. In the meantime, please try to do some deep yogic breathing to help oxygenate your body, and look into some pH balancing info on the net. Best wishes,DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 14, 2007
    • 08:22 PM
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