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Nov 25, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 3
Hi. I was diagnosed with Sensorimotor polyneuropathy a few years ago, This is a fancy name for is a condition that causes a decreased ability to move or feel sensation because of nerve damage. The "polly" means it is body wide. Neuropathy is a common complaint with people who are Diabetic so you need to get a hba1c blood test. This shows an aver...
Nov 23, 2014 in the Alcoholism Community - 7
Congratulations on 31 years sober. Sobriety is its own reward!! I think your Mother is looking down on you with pride :) Thank you for your support and advice over the years,
Nov 20, 2014 in the Alcoholism Community - 3
Have you had your B12 levels checked? Blood Sugars? neuropathy has many causes one of the most common causes is diabetes so getting your hba1c level checked is important. This blood test gives overall picture of what our average blood sugar levels have been over a period of weeks/months. Drinking will not solve any problems for you!
Oct 22, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 4
Hi The muscle twitch you describe sounds like fasciculations. There are many things that could cause your symptoms including degenerative disc disease (DDD) in your neck as your NL explained. The tender back is one of the symptom of Syringomyelia Has you NL said anything about your reflexes? All of your symptoms point too a central nervous system problem....
Oct 22, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 3
An interpersonal person who gives so much of her time to help others. Very grateful to have Selma as a friend.
Oct 07, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 3
Sending good wishes for a safe surgery and a fast and painless recovery....
Oct 07, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 15
Sorry but I cant remember if it was eventful (you know I could not resist) and my dad never said otherwise so I think it was a smooth birth. My mother died of cancer when I was five......
Sep 17, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 17
There are many causes of the symptoms you describe but to be honest you would need to talk to your family doctor as soon as possible.
Sep 17, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 7
Chiari can cause these symptoms as can many other conditions including anxiety. Get advice from your family doctor especially with shortness of breath.
Sep 10, 2014 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 6
I agree, talk to your NS, He/She will be the ones to see about this, I have tried Dry Needling in the past for pain and it helps. I hope you can get some relief, good luck with nursing study's :)