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temporary leg paralysis

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  • Posted By: annieweld
  • November 11, 2007
  • 03:23 PM

Yesterday morning I got out of bed and took 2 steps and all of a sudden my legs went numb and my knees buckled under me. I did not fall. I found something to grab onto and made it back to bed. I layed there for about 5 minutes but could not get comfortable. I did not have any pain at that time, only numbness. I got out of bed again and found that I could only take small steps, about 6 inches apart and my knees continued to buckle. I did not have the "pins and needles" feeling like my legs had gone to sleep, only the strange numbness. Then the pain started. A sharp stabbing pain would start in my knees and shoot down my legs, they would come at about 1 minute apart and go from one leg to the other, sometimes with both legs at the same time. The pain was quite intense with bringing tears to me. It takes alot of physical pain for me to cry. I received a ride to the emergency room. They took exrays of my knees. The Dr. told me that I probably just bruised my knees when I fell. I could not convince him that I never fell. He told me to take iIbuprophen and stay off my legs. He had no expalnation for the paralysis. The whole episode lasted about five hours with the pain leaving one leg and about an hour later, the other. I am a 44 year old female. What the heck happened to me? And why are some Doctors such arrogant jerks? I awoke this morning just fine. Has anybody had this experience?

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  • Yesterday morning I got out of bed and took 2 steps and all of a sudden my legs went numb and my knees buckled under me. I did not fall. I found something to grab onto and made it back to bed. I layed there for about 5 minutes but could not get comfortable. I did not have any pain at that time, only numbness. I got out of bed again and found that I could only take small steps, about 6 inches apart and my knees continued to buckle. I did not have the "pins and needles" feeling like my legs had gone to sleep, only the strange numbness. Then the pain started. A sharp stabbing pain would start in my knees and shoot down my legs, they would come at about 1 minute apart and go from one leg to the other, sometimes with both legs at the same time. The pain was quite intense with bringing tears to me. It takes alot of physical pain for me to cry. I received a ride to the emergency room. They took exrays of my knees. The Dr. told me that I probably just bruised my knees when I fell. I could not convince him that I never fell. He told me to take iIbuprophen and stay off my legs. He had no expalnation for the paralysis. The whole episode lasted about five hours with the pain leaving one leg and about an hour later, the other. I am a 44 year old female. What the heck happened to me? And why are some Doctors such arrogant jerks? I awoke this morning just fine. Has anybody had this experience?this excat thing happened to me. but while i was walking down stairs. i just lay on the floor untill it went back to normal. i have NO idea what happend. i didnt go doctor.but i googled it and it suggested diabites, pregnancy and stress. did you find any informstion on it?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 4, 2009
    • 10:23 PM
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  • Yesterday morning I got out of bed and took 2 steps and all of a sudden my legs went numb and my knees buckled under me. I did not fall. I found something to grab onto and made it back to bed. I layed there for about 5 minutes but could not get comfortable. I did not have any pain at that time, only numbness. I got out of bed again and found that I could only take small steps, about 6 inches apart and my knees continued to buckle. I did not have the "pins and needles" feeling like my legs had gone to sleep, only the strange numbness. Then the pain started. A sharp stabbing pain would start in my knees and shoot down my legs, they would come at about 1 minute apart and go from one leg to the other, sometimes with both legs at the same time. The pain was quite intense with bringing tears to me. It takes alot of physical pain for me to cry. I received a ride to the emergency room. They took exrays of my knees. The Dr. told me that I probably just bruised my knees when I fell. I could not convince him that I never fell. He told me to take iIbuprophen and stay off my legs. He had no expalnation for the paralysis. The whole episode lasted about five hours with the pain leaving one leg and about an hour later, the other. I am a 44 year old female. What the heck happened to me? And why are some Doctors such arrogant jerks? I awoke this morning just fine. Has anybody had this experience?The same thing happens to my 4 year old sister. She sometimes falls to the ground and begins dragging herself. we took her to the doctor and they gave her a blood test but they didn't find anything. I've been trying to figure out whats wrong with her but i can't find anything.
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  • Yes, I had temporary leg paralysis about 5 years ago. Each incident of parlaysis lasted about 2-3 minutes then I wouls be able to move my leg again- as if nothing had happened. Each one of these incidents happened over two weeks period...usually after my leg had been in a cramped position or i was lying down. Before this I also lost peripheral sight in my left eye for about two weeks. Then it came back. It was all very weird. In the past five years I also had some other minor things happen to me like loss of position sense with hands or feet, some swallowing difficulty, inability to move lips to form speech and severe pain in an arm and a leg. I say these instances were minor because most disappeared within minutes of starting and then completely disappeared after a couple of weeks.I have had cat scans and mri's in the last 5 years and my brain scans show one large occlusion(which probably caused the acute loss of eyesight) and active lesions (inflammation of the nerves) which shows the disease is active though I am physically okay. From these scans and my symptoms my doctors have diagnosed me with relapsing- remitting multiple sclerosis. I hope this helps you discover what happened to you.
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