OPLL (ossitifaction of the posterior longitudinal ligament) Part II

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sfrasermomof5
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   Posted 9/3/2009 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
HI All - it's been a while and I noticed that I was no longer getting the posts..........and at the same time my symptoms were almost gone - yipee!  I spent a good bit of time swimming and treading water over the summer while being with my kids - and I'm not sure if that had anything to do with it????  But my symptoms are back and stronger.....numbness in hands and feet - have received also a diagnosis of carpel tunnel...no surprize.  The numbness in my feet is also back...having difficulty with holding on to things and the strenght in both hands.  If I lean over with my upper body (leaning  over the sewing  machine, computer, or the like - major electic shooting sensations across my neck, shoulders and up into the back of my skull).  At night I frequently get this feeling that bugs are crawling all over me in addition to the numbness.    Depression is also present - and not sure which comes first - is the opll causing the depression - or is the depression making the symptoms worse........HELP!!  The hot flashes of menopause add to this making me probably a great case study for the nut house!! 
 
Anyway - I am going to try acupuncture - tomorrow!  I have been speaking to my neighbor and he's gonna give me a very good rate....cause I also do not get insurance coverage for it with our health plan!
I will keep you posted
 
Another plan I have is to go back to my NS and get them to order another CT/MRI (whatever) that may help to see if there has been any progression......does anyone have experience or knowledge around the progression of this disorder and would it even show a difference in this time period?????  I'd like to do it cause I've met my deductables already for 2009 - but not if it won't help.
 
I hope everyone is well, had a good summer and is enjoying the start to fall!
Susan Fraser
 Atlanta, GA 

shersmam
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   Posted 9/11/2009 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
HAve you rules out MS?

sfrasermomof5
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   Posted 9/11/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I did have an MRI - which ruled out MS - thankfully!

shersmam
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   Posted 9/11/2009 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Ah because my sister has MS and has some of the symptoms you mentioned.
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