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Peripheral Neropathy

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*toe numbness

*ankle and shin numbness

* thigh tingles

*occasional sharp knee pain and losing support

*Shoulder joint pain.

*All on the same side.

That's right side..............

Left side,

Can't balance on the left side

Hand shaky, right hand is cool,. Any advise would be appreciated.

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May I ask, how old are you? The symptoms you describe could be reflective of a number of medical conditions or a combination of them, some of them serious. You should be seeking professional medical help if you are not already. Don't assume your symptoms are related to celiac disease and blow it off.

Steve

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I am 52 and what do you know that I don't know. I have an appointment on the 28th of this month and gathering all the pertinent information that I can.

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I don't know anything you don't know. I have worked as a hospital staff chaplain for 15 years and have seen a lot of people who have symptoms similar to what you describe. Some of the things you describe could be cause by everything from a brain tumer to inner ear problems to diabetes to arthritis to fibromyalgia (sp?) to lupis. Those are just some things that come to mind. At 52, you could be experiencing the onset of degenerative diseases of various sorts and my guess would be you have more than one thing going on. I hope you aren't insulted, I'm 56 so I'm furtur along the down slope than you are.

Steve

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Lisa,

Have you been neglecting yourself to care for Hazel? You are too much like me, I know the answer already..... ;)

Alot of it sounds like what I get like when I am over-stressed, and push myself too hard. I don't eat, I don't slow down, I just keep on going until everything that needs to be done gets done, and there never are enough hours in the day, and I find that at 9 p.m., I realize that I haven't even eaten a morsel the whole day..... Then when it's bedtime, I can feel tingling down my arms from my neck seizing up and pain in my hips going through down to my feet..... Then I lay in bed for hours because I can't turn my brain off (or my bowels! LMAO!).....

I would not take any chances though and see if you can get your appt. moved up at all..... Don't just shrug it off.......

Hugs.

Me

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*toe numbness

*ankle and shim numbness

* thigh tingles

*occasional sharp knee pain and losing support

*Shoulder joint pain.

*All on the same side.

That's right side..............

Left side,

Can't balance on the left side

Hand shaky, right hand is cool,. Any advise would be appreciated.

I'd call my doc tomorrow morning, I'm not sure I wouldn't be checking with an ER tonight. I know I wouldn't wait for the appointment on the 28th.

I'm 48 and a co-worker that's about my age started experiencing "mini-strokes" due to stress. There are other things that can also remind us that while 50 may be the new 30, sometimes it's still 50.

If it's nothing but pushing yourself too far, then you're only out the time it took to check on it But if it's something, I don't know of many medical issues that are improved by turning a blind eye. Also, how can you take care of anyone else when you're fighting something like this? As they say on planes, first take care of yourself and then assist the person next to you.

Let us know how you're doing tomorrow.

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My peripheral neuropathy was on both sides, except for the random pains (like being stuck with a hot needle), same thing with the weakness. I think this is fairly typical.

The way that you have things on one side should probably be checked right away - like tonight, or ASAP - as others have been saying. Do you or have you been having headaches? If so, you really might want to go to the ER. You definately want to talk to the doctor before the 28th - do you have access to an oncall md?

It can't hurt to have things checked.

I hope that everything checks out ok and you feel better.

best,

grey

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Hi Lisa,

I've been having computer problems, but I wanted you to know that I'm thinking about you--but don't have a good answer to your symptoms.

My PN mostly improved on the gluten-free diet--mine was mostly on my left side, except below my knees, where the tingling and stabbing sensations were on both sides.

I still have some numbness on the left side of my face and altered sensations in my left arm.

You've been under more stress than usual, and you mentioned getting glutened by Hazel's pots and pans recently. It could be that, but I agree with everyone that it's best to bring all of this to the attention of your doctor.

Feel better, friend, and keep us posted :)

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Thank you for your replies. My symptoms appear to be mild. I will watch it closely and consult with my doctor.

Yes, stress can do a number on you and it's coming at me from all directions. :(

I appreciate your thoughts and a special thanks to those that PM'd me.

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Thank you for your replies. My symptoms appear to be mild. I will watch it closely and consult with my doctor.

Yes, stress can do a number on you and it's coming at me from all directions. :(

I appreciate your thoughts and a special thanks to those that PM'd me.

Some of the symptoms you describe sound like my sciatic problems. Sciatica has a tendency to radiate down one side of the body, down one leg, out one arm. Nerve pain is not necessarily the only component of sciatica. Numbness tingling and joint pain can happen as well and you are not necessarily aware that it originates from your spine.

I have also experienced neuropathy and it's been a somewhat different experience for me from the sciatica. At one point just before I was diagnosed with Celiac is was particularly bad. I would get sharp sudden stabbing pains, like a needle being stuck in my. My limbs were most often the targets of that. I also used to fall down periodically and not know why. I'd be walking along and suddenly I was on the ground with no sense of having tripped or even fallen. It is the oddest sensation. I still have trouble knowing where my arms and hands are sometimes, LOL. Again, hard to explain, but it's not uncommon for me to slam an arm into a wall going around corners or into furniture.

violet

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MG-

Not sure how I missed this before---just saw it. I'm happy that you have an app't lined up. I don't have any brilliant answers, but I hope that your doctor has some ideas and guides you down the right path.

xoxo

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Just one more tidbit of information. I tend to have my allergy symptoms on the left side, congestion is worse, etc. A naturopathic doctor once told me that this is quite typical.

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