OPLL (ossitifaction of the posterior longitudinal ligament) Part II

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

sfrasermomof5
New Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 9/3/2009 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
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
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 9/11/2009 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
HAve you rules out MS?

sfrasermomof5
New Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 9/11/2009 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I did have an MRI - which ruled out MS - thankfully!

shersmam
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 9/11/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Ah because my sister has MS and has some of the symptoms you mentioned.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, April 28, 2017 6:09 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,801,066 posts in 307,603 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 150454 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, wwwdhlcom324.
334 Guest(s), 12 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
tickbite666, Purrrsiankitty, tcoach1, Bstrong, magoo2, ks1905, Old Mike, SharonZ, Jbar29, peanut307, franko63, sjome


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer