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Sudden ascending leg paralysis

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  • Posted By: Goalie2
  • July 2, 2012
  • 11:41 AM

About three weeks ago I went out to dinner with my mom. When I stood up from the booth I began to stumble and my left foot seemed not to be working. By the time I got to the car, my left foot and ankle were paralyzed. After I got home, approx within 30 mins, my entire leg was paralyzed. However,I still had feeling in the leg.. I went to the hospital. They did an MRI of my head and spin which showed a slipped disk at l5s1. However, the neurosurgeon said that the slipped disk could not be causing the paralysis since it went all the way up my leg. I was put on high dose IV steroids for 3 days which did nothing. After 5 days in the hospital, I had a doctor tell me that it was probably Guillian Barre syndrome. However, when I had an EMG this weekend, the neuro said that it didn't look like guillian barre. However, he did say that he saw nerve issues. I am going for an MRI with contrast of my brain on Tuesday. The neuro is hoping to find something because everyone is baffled as to what this is, and what is causing this. They have also ruled out lymes and MS.

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