Here is a medical condition I have been coping with since the turn of the
Feet - numb and stiff, tingling and fiery sensations.
Diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy by two neurologists based on EMG studies.
After seeing one of those neurologists for 8 years, he shared with me his opinion of the cause: high arches. I never made another appointment. I lived for 45 years without this problem.
I feel the cause is an infection. In 1999, I experienced the sound of
blood rushing like: kapow! though my arms. A voice said: You will never
be the same again.
Other symptoms: Chronic Fatigue, heart palpitations, food sensitivity
(dairy and bread especially). Degraded vision matched the onset of these
symptoms. Must wear corrective glasses, never had to before. I was
blind at night, then saw a video pattern inside my eye. This went away.
Also: in 1999 experienced inability to speak, as though my larynx was
This whole thing started with a large pimple inside my lower lip in Fall 1998.
My PCP said it looked viral, but declined to do a biopsy. The pimple persisted 4 months, I finally made it go away by putting iodine on it.
Peripheral neuropathy is always present, but it seems to decline about
5%-10% per year. Hands and feet initially were swollen. Now only the
feet are affected. Not swollen, but have gotten arthritis in big toe,
treated using Genuine CMO, and it responded well.
I can walk but I cannot run, except barefoot on sand. Endocrinologist
discourages going barefoot, having found a slight case of hypothyroidism.
Is this cause or effect? I say its an effect.
I have considered Lyme disease (diagnosed/treated in 1996), and also
Cocksackie B virus. Tests for Lyme were reactive until 2003, unreactive
I think this may have been caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Recently
had an Ab titer of 160/dl. This I am told is not high enough. Still, since
feet are slowly improving, I wonder what that titer would have been like
5 years ago.
Since 2003, have fungal toenails in both big toes. Tried ozone injection
therapy for 7 months, no help. Tried Penlac for 2 years, some improvement. Just began using Lamisil. It is beginning to alter my
bowel into diahhrea mode.
Best help for symptom relief: Eat raw baby spinach. Eat a variety of
fresh peeled fruit. Avoid everything else. Even nuts, they carry fungus.
I have been on several courses of doxycycline, no benefit.
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