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11-03-2017, 04:55 AM
Neurological problems
Went to a neurologist yesterday because I have chronic pins and needles (paresthesia) all over my body. Started in the soles of my feet along with numbness in my pelvis last Saturday night. Parethesia spread up my legs, up my torso, from my finger tips up my arms. Numbness has spread over entire legs and they feel frozen all the time. A tightness across the tummy and pelvis. Constantly feeling constipated when I am not.

Walking is painful. Typing is painful and I can only use my two index fingers now so apologies for not making long replies.

Sense of balance is off and I have a feeling of buoyancy when I walk. Strength isn't diminished though. I can still write, move quickly if need be, it's just my sensory input affected.

This started last Saturday and has taken a week to spread this far. Neurologist reckons that it is a post infection inflammation in my neck from the flu like symptoms I had at the beginning of February. I had to take a day off work which is unusual for me. He doesn't think that it is Guillain Barre syndrome. Unlikely to be Multiple Sclerosis because the key is in the name, multiple. It's only the sensory input from my body that is affected. Although it is an outside chance.

He thinks it should start to clear up in a week or two. A bit worried about my future. I've accepted a good job offer starting in April and will be presenting a paper at a conference in late April. I'm not planning on putting my current job on my CV. It was just to pay the bills as sole bread winner. It's a fixed term contract for 6 months with a week's notice. I started in January.
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11-03-2017, 05:20 AM
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How terrifying and uncomfortable! I very much hope your doctor is right, and I hope you get better soon.
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11-03-2017, 05:55 AM
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*hugs* I am so sorry you are in so much pain. The good thing is that it sounds like the doctor seems to think it should clear up in a week or two and that it does not appear to be related to any other health condition. I'm hoping all this goes away for you soon. Sending you lots of warm thoughts.
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11-03-2017, 05:59 AM
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(11-03-2017 04:55 AM)Mathilda Wrote:  Went to a neurologist yesterday because I have chronic pins and needles (paresthesia) all over my body. Started in the soles of my feet along with numbness in my pelvis last Saturday night. Parethesia spread up my legs, up my torso, from my finger tips up my arms. Numbness has spread over entire legs and they feel frozen all the time. A tightness across the tummy and pelvis. Constantly feeling constipated when I am not.

Walking is painful. Typing is painful and I can only use my two index fingers now so apologies for not making long replies.

Sense of balance is off and I have a feeling of buoyancy when I walk. Strength isn't diminished though. I can still write, move quickly if need be, it's just my sensory input affected.

This started last Saturday and has taken a week to spread this far. Neurologist reckons that it is a post infection inflammation in my neck from the flu like symptoms I had at the beginning of February. I had to take a day off work which is unusual for me. He doesn't think that it is Guillain Barre syndrome. Unlikely to be Multiple Sclerosis because the key is in the name, multiple. It's only the sensory input from my body that is affected. Although it is an outside chance.

He thinks it should start to clear up in a week or two. A bit worried about my future. I've accepted a good job offer starting in April and will be presenting a paper at a conference in late April. I'm not planning on putting my current job on my CV. It was just to pay the bills as sole bread winner. It's a fixed term contract for 6 months with a week's notice. I started in January.

Hi Mathilda.

Take a breath. Let's wait for the test results.

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11-03-2017, 08:03 AM
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All the best for you, Mathilda. Banjo, as usual, has got the right idea: no need to panic, just wait until the facts are in, then do what's required. You can handle this.
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11-03-2017, 01:18 PM
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What Banjo said Mathilda. Still it must be terrifying.


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11-03-2017, 01:19 PM
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hang in there, I know the waiting and not knowing is tough.
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11-03-2017, 01:21 PM
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Sounds tough. Hope everything works out!
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11-03-2017, 01:44 PM
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Keep us posted...hoping for the best news possible.

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11-03-2017, 02:28 PM
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Try to keep calm. I know it's difficult but as Banjo wrote, wait until the test results come back. We'll all be here for you. Thumbsup

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