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!