For about 2 months I've had numbness in my right leg. It started by numbness in my toes on my right foot. That was only once and went away the next day. A few days later, I woke up with a numb leg (up to my knee). It felt like a legging over my whole leg. As the week went on, I found it harder to walk, almost dragging my leg...tripping over my foot at times. I went to the ER and was given a CAT scan to rule out a stroke (family history). They then said it could be neuropathy & referred me to a neurologist. Having no health insurance & facing a $3,000 bill for the CAT scan, I decided to just deal with it. Another week went by and I got scared as the numbness, weakness, persisted. I went to another Drs Care type place and they again said neuropathy but also mentioned Multiple Sclerosis & again referred me to a neurologist. They prescribed me Neurontin, which has made the numbness and weakness go away (it comes back when I don't take the pills), but now I'm getting sharp pains in my left buttock with a hot sensation (opposite side of body). I have had an issue in the far past with sciatica in the left leg, but it went away with rest and I never had another issue with it again. I also have had numbness for years in my right shoulderblade for which I was told was just a trapped nerve (but now I think may be connected to this??). I have an appointment with a neurologist when my health ins. kicks in, but not until November (1 month away) and I am truly scared I could be causing more damage by not paying $400 to just see a Neurologist now. Some other factors that may be connected: Dieting...lost 50 lbs since January (following tryglycerite diet) so loss of vitamins is possible??; having major hair loss (which I've been told is caused by stress due to recent divorce, move to another state & career change). I know stress can do many perplexing things to our bodies, but I find it hard to believe that all of this can be related to stress?? And if it is, how can I destress? Any advice is appreciated...does this sound like MS and is it dangerous to wait until my insurance can cover some of this? Thank you in advance for your help!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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