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Not Sure What I Have

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  • Posted By: ioioowell
  • June 5, 2008
  • 05:26 PM

:confused: Hi everyone....I'm a newbie here and need some help. I have a bunch of symptoms and my doctor just gives me pills and stays with his original diagnosis. I'm 57 years old.

May of 2003 I noticed my baby toes becoming numb. July of 2003 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Had surgery and 36 doses of radiation. Shortly after, more toes became numb. I kept mentioning it to my doctors and they said it would go away.

All through 2004 the numbness progress up my foot and the pain, electrical pulses and stabing pain also progressed. I have flair ups that hit me and it goes on for several days. So bad I can't walk. Doctor just gives me stronger pain meds and says it would go away.

December of 2005 I was diagnosed with Diabetes. Very mild, controled by diet. Now doctor says it's the Diabetes that is causing the "neuropathy".

It has progressed half way up my calves and I have major balance problems. I used a cane for a couple of years, now I am in a walker. This last flair up, he gave me a medication that is given to MS patients. Does he suspect something I don't know? I don't have any stomach problems. I have a hereditary eye diease (Fuch's Dystrophy) so I can't tell whether I have any other eye problems. I haven't had a solid bowel movement since I had my gall bladder out in 2005.

Anyone have any sugestions???? Just Neuropathy or something else?

Thanks.....ioioowell

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  • :confused: Hi everyone....I'm a newbie here and need some help. I have a bunch of symptoms and my doctor just gives me pills and stays with his original diagnosis. I'm 57 years old. May of 2003 I noticed my baby toes becoming numb. July of 2003 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Had surgery and 36 doses of radiation. Shortly after, more toes became numb. I kept mentioning it to my doctors and they said it would go away. All through 2004 the numbness progress up my foot and the pain, electrical pulses and stabing pain also progressed. I have flair ups that hit me and it goes on for several days. So bad I can't walk. Doctor just gives me stronger pain meds and says it would go away. December of 2005 I was diagnosed with Diabetes. Very mild, controled by diet. Now doctor says it's the Diabetes that is causing the "neuropathy". It has progressed half way up my calves and I have major balance problems. I used a cane for a couple of years, now I am in a walker. This last flair up, he gave me a medication that is given to MS patients. Does he suspect something I don't know? I don't have any stomach problems. I have a hereditary eye diease (Fuch's Dystrophy) so I can't tell whether I have any other eye problems. I haven't had a solid bowel movement since I had my gall bladder out in 2005. Anyone have any sugestions???? Just Neuropathy or something else? Thanks.....ioioowell Hi Ioioowell, While bilateral (both feet) neuropathies is frequently caused by b12 deficiency and the progression you have had is matched by a forum member who has since recovered the use of his feet, there are usually a bunch of other symtoms including bowel, mood, all sorts of shifting symtoms the docs don't want to hear aboput and so on. Come on over the the b12 thread http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=101980&posted=1#post101980 and post your symptoms. Check out our list quite a few pages back. Read backwards through the posts to see what is and has been discussed. See if these sets of symptoms match up with yours. If your situation can be reversed, likely you will know within a month after starting a trial with cofactors. I've known people literally up from wheelchairs within days of the first dose of the right kind and brand of b12.
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