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numbness -- viral or something else?

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  • Posted By: numbinGA
  • September 25, 2007
  • 02:59 PM

I need a 2nd opinion?? I am 29, female in good health(was) except 60lbs overweight.:eek:

27 days ago I developed numbness in the tip of my two big toes and the tip of my tongue, I also has a backache. Day 2 -- a little more numbness, and sinus and lymph node soreness Day 3 -- numbness and soreness increased noticed tingling in hands and back pain increased Day 6 -- all of toes numb, tingling hands, and all of tongue and roof of mouth numb, soreness in glands had decreased, back pain same, weaker than usual. Day 10 -- developed bell's palsy on the left side of my face, numb tongue, most toes and part of foot numb, hands tingling, back pain same Day 12 -- Went to ER diagnosed with Bell's palsy and other numbness and high blood presure.
Put me on steriod and norvasc for bp ----- numbness spread, weak, tired, and in pain

Day 14 -- saw neuro, put me on Valtrex saying that a dormant zoster virus had caused all of this numbness

After 7 days of steriods and other drugs my face is better, but everything else is worse. The steriods made me even weaker and more tired.

Day 27-- today -- some face and mouth numbness, back pain and numbness, hand tingling and numbness, abdomen numb, butt and rectum are numb, vaginal area numb, from the knee down on both legs are numb and my feet are really numb. Tiredness is better after getting off steriods, but I am still weaker than before all this happened.

I have trouble walking, climbing stairs, and I can't complete my normal everyday task of taking care of my one year old. Doc says give it 2 weeks if we have not missed something. MRI and CT were negative.

Have you ever had this disease? disorder? And did you recover????



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