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Numbness spreading

Feb 03, 2016 11:35 PM

As I wait for my nerve conduction testing and to meet with a neurologist my numbness keeps spreading. Originally it was only my hands. Then it started spreading into my left arm. Then my left foot and up my left leg and affecting my bum, bowels and bladder. Then up my right arm. Now it's in my right foot as well. I have some trouble walking now. I'm not sure if I should go ask for a cane or something. My appointment is not until March 4.

Feb 04, 2016 1:00 AM

If you think you might fall, you probably do need a cane.

Feb 04, 2016 8:08 PM

Cdngirl, How fast have these symptoms progressed, from the time you first had numbness to now; months, weeks, days? If it's been very rapid you might need to call your doctor. Or if it worsens go to the ER. Sending calm hugs & praying you can get seen sooner! 🙂🙏💕🌼

Feb 04, 2016 8:24 PM

My wrists started in July, went away in September, came back for October and then again mid December. December 17 is when this round of symptoms started. It spread into my left foot on January 20 and went up into my leg that following week. My right foot started going numb yesterday (Feb 3). My doctor knows about everything.

Feb 06, 2016 7:44 PM

I have been suffering for three years April this year my index finger tips are numb and have been since breaking my neck

Nerve trapped also disc bulge at C5 C6

Feb 06, 2016 9:28 PM

Did you find out from an xray or ct?

Feb 07, 2016 4:20 AM

Dependant on the numbness they know where your nerve damage is if not a nerve conductor test will
I had 7 MRI ct scans etc

After 30 months they located torn tendons in my shoulder regardless of me complaining about my shoulder for nearly three yrs

Feb 07, 2016 9:52 AM

I should expect to be in it for the long haul then?

Feb 07, 2016 9:58 AM

Depends on what has caused your illness accident where bits are still healing or something else I was scared I cried I shouted at those close I felt so isolated and needed answers also

Feb 07, 2016 11:43 AM

We still don't know what's causing it. :(

Feb 07, 2016 11:44 AM

Mmmmm sad sorry

Feb 07, 2016 1:08 PM

I would definitely call a move that appointment up. U don't want to be totally immobile by the time u go.

Feb 07, 2016 1:12 PM

I tried. They won't move it up :(

Feb 07, 2016 1:15 PM

Is this s Referral? If not try another Dr who may be available sooner. Or head to the ER. just be careful

Feb 07, 2016 1:31 PM

Have you lost any muscle in chest or upper arms like triceps
Does it hurt to push yourself up in bed or to leave a chair

As it's pointing towards a torn Rotator Cuff tendons which can be repaired via key hole surgery

Sharp shooting pain
Pins n needle feeling
Numbness to touch
Does your muscle jump or twitch !!!

Feb 07, 2016 1:32 PM

Nerves grow 1mm per day if it's new e damage or tear

Feb 07, 2016 3:19 PM

Yes it's a referral. I think the only muscle I've lost is in my left leg.

Feb 07, 2016 4:12 PM

Does any of youreds help? I'm just concerned that things r getting worse that could be stopped..

Feb 07, 2016 6:18 PM

The only med I've been given is Imitrex for the headaches I get. It makes me feel less numbness but not a lot less.

Feb 07, 2016 6:39 PM

I'm.so.sorry I wish I could do more to help you. In fact I wish these drs would get it together so they r more available to help the patients.

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