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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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