About Me: Female, 20, Hammondsport, NY, member since Dec 2009
I cant get up stairs in less than 15minutes.
i can no longer
[More] grip a pencil as of this weeks new onset symptom.
my joints are in constant pain, and i am tender.
i walk weird, and use the elevator at school.
i am 15.
but i sewed a zebra print case for the thing attached to the key, and used a broken angelwing knecklace as a clasp to keep it on.
i make the best out of my life and education, always keeping God in my heart.
i rely on God, and give him my pain.
i wish the most to go to Uganda and Costa Rica this coming year including one missionary trip. i am hopeful for doctor approval.
oh, i have no diagnosis. no one knows what is progressing in my body with such force.
counting down days until my rheumatology appointment.
Hi-- my daughter had a similar issue-- weak unable to stand without severe pain, unable to walk. It sounded like tetany so I did some research and started feeding her lots of milk products and calcium pills. You have to be careful not to overdose on Calcium pills as you can get kidney stones from too much of it, but if you are Calcium deficient it would explain a whole lot. Kids now days dont generally eat much Calcium and they drink soda pop which leaches the calcium out of your body. I would suggest you cut out any soda pop-- you can wean off of it by drinking fruit juice diluted in water, and increase your milk product intake, and take calcium supplements for about a month and see if you dont improve. The MD did not know what was happening either. Good luck!
Hi kat, I'm 16 also and I have the same leg numbness/tingling. It's worse at night or when I'm sitting/laying down. I also have a loss of function and control over my left hand. My hair just falls out, when I brush it, when I wash it, all the time. Are your lymph nodes always swollen? Mine are. My mum has MS but now they think it is NMO so I can't bother my parents with my own problems right now. They say it's "a side affect to the flu shot" (yeah freaking right) or "a pinched nerve" (I've had those and this is NOT one). If you learn anything tell me. I'm kinda scared and have no one to tell but I'm fairly positive I have peripheral Polyneuropathy bcz I have pain in my lower abdomen as well. Good luck, Lauren Elizabeth
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