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Twiggy2
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   Posted 7/14/2010 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
i lost feeling in my feet mainly my right one been like that for over 2 months its; location is on the top part of my foot somedays it feel more numb than others. Could this be because of the pressure on my spine i keep forgetting to mention it to my doctor i see her again in august need to post a stick it note on my forehead hahah. anyway thanks to people who read or post a reply. tongue
Current Diagnosis: Multilevel DDD, Herniated and Bulging Disks,
Spinal Stenosis and Mild Osteoarthritis.
 
Current Meds:
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  • Clonazapam 0.5mgs up to 4 times daily if needed.
  • Hydromorph Contin 3mgs 3-4 time daily if needed.

 

Post Edited (Twiggy2) : 7/14/2010 2:31:58 PM (GMT-6)


Chartreux
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   Posted 7/14/2010 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
There are many cause of nerves loss, it could be related to your back, but it
could be something else, some of my nerves problems is from vitamin b-12 deficiency
Maybe go into your pcp and aask about getting some blood work done to see if
things are good...my neurologist said anything under 400 for b-12 is bad and make
sure to write this down, I always take list to my doctors appointments...
Good luck to you and get things checked out...
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antbuggey
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   Posted 7/14/2010 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Twiggy2,

Chartreux is right that there are many causes, however, mine is due to nerve impingement in my lower back. I get a lot of different feelings from this....pain in my feet like a cramp from pointing your toes, but you can't walk it off...numbness in spots on my legs, feet and toes...my toes get really cold or really hot...sometimes I get like shock feeling in various places on my feet or legs...I get a vibrating feeling like a cell phone vibrating in different spots on my legs and rear end....and a feeling of spiders crawling all over my legs and feet. So remember to have it looked into!!

Take care of you!
Beckey

MsBunky
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   Posted 7/15/2010 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Twiggy,

I had that happen several months ago, on my left foot. I could feel pain and tingling on the top of my foot, and moving towards my toes. I hadn't injured my foot, and my pain is more muscle and large joint related, so it was something I hadn't experienced before. Like you, I kept forgetting to mention it to my doctors...and then it went away on it's own after about 1 month, without my doing anything.

Hope you're able to find something that helps you....have you checked in a Natural Supplements store, to see if they have anything that might help?

hugs,
Pam
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Jim1969
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   Posted 7/15/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually posting a note is an excellent idea. You should make a list of everything you want to talk to your doctor about and keep it some place where you are not likely to forget it.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.


Twiggy2
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   Posted 7/24/2010 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for all the replies. charteax it;s been a while good seeing u again and the new members to. i have had two physcials done with complete blood work the only thing they saw slightly elavated was my cholesteral which she said wasnt a major thing so that;s why im leaning more towards nerve damage, i guess the only way to know for sure is to get a nerve conduction study done then that would show if something was wrong. Not sure how else they can test for nerve problems maybe you guys would have some suggestions thanks Twiggy2
  • Current Diagnosis: Multilevel DDD, multiple Herniated and Bulging Disks from the Cervical spine down to the Lumbar spine, Spinal Stenosis and Mild Osteoarthritis.
     
    Current Meds:
    • Zoloft 100mgs once per day
    • Tylenol #4 (6 to 8 times daily)
    • Hydromorph Contin 1 or two 3mg pills if needed for break through pain.

     Try to live life to your fullest even if it tries to bring you down.


    Chartreux
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       Posted 7/24/2010 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
    The nerve testing (EMG) is a bit painful, I've had it, both upper body and lower...
    Other tests that might be done with your pain management doctor is a contrast
    MRI or contrast CT they show more than regular MRI's...
    Sure nice seeing you again, but sure wish you was feeling better...
    Lots and lots of soft hugz and well wishes...and a vitamin D supplement can help along with omega-3...
    A moist heating pad helps....
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    keep us posted....(Not all Doctor's consider a low b-12 under 300 but my
    neurologist said anything under 400 is low, get a copy of your blood work maybe have
    a specialist look it over....
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    Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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    White Beard
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       Posted 7/24/2010 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
    Twiggy2You have gotten some excellent advice, if it is a disk in your lower back causing the problem an EMG study would be a good test to have done, and it that is positive then an MRI would most certainly be in order. If it is bothering you, then you really should have it checked out, because the condition can get worse, and it definitely is an indicator that your body is telling you something is not normal! After I went back and refreshed my memory, you have very much the same condition as I have! Bad disks and everything from the cervical area down through the lumbar area! Just a few weeks ago a spinal surgeon told me I got bad genes and that I had the spine of a 85 year old, with all the herniated disk and arthritis and stenosis! I know the feeling that you described in your foot, is the numbness on the top of the foot just before it connects to the toes? and do you also have numbness on the top of your big toe? That is where I have it! I also have drop foot on my left leg, and extreme weakness in both my legs and feet. Also my reflexes are way off! I have a herniated disk at L-4/5 and that is part of my problem. Anyway writing a list to bring with you to your Doctors appointment is a good idea! Of course you can always, tie a string around your finger! That way when you go to the Doctor you can sit there looking at your finger and try to remember what that string on your finger was for!


    It is nice to you see you back posting again!

    White Beard

    Chartreux
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       Posted 7/24/2010 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
    WhiteBeard, string on finger...lol...a good one, thanks for the cheer up...
    sorry twiggy ..just had to says thanks to Whitebeard for that one!
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    Twiggy2
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       Posted 7/24/2010 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
    thanks im so glad to be remembered. actually white beard the numbess is kinda between the top of the big toe and the second one beside it with mild numbess on the rest of the top of the foot hope that i made sense. i wish it was August then i can tell my doc. i guess i put things of to cause i forget and i figure the feeling will come back i never made it a priorty before but i think i need to. Yes i do have the bad discs from C- Lumbar and latley if been in a lot of pain having a hard time even moving to get to the washroom i think ive done more damage. I have company coming and so i had to clean and i over did. well any cleaning hurts but this one was a major clean. take care and thanks to everyone who reaplies
  • Current Diagnosis: Multilevel DDD, multiple Herniated and Bulging Disks from the Cervical spine down to the Lumbar spine, Spinal Stenosis and Mild Osteoarthritis.
     
    Current Meds:
    • Zoloft 100mgs once per day
    • Tylenol #4 (6 to 8 times daily)
    • Hydromorph Contin 1 or two 3mg pills if needed for break through pain.

     Try to live life to your fullest even if it tries to bring you down.


    mama6
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       Posted 7/26/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
    I get sharp shooting pains in my feet over the top if i stretch it or point it(my foot and toes). Then i will get numbness and tingling. The Urgent care doc. thinks it has to do with my herniated disk, but passed the buck to my pr.Of course I'm no Dr. I don't know if it helps at all. It's def. worth mentioning to your dr. If your like me you need a sticky note to remind you of the sticky note to remind you of the string tied around your finger.LOL Take care and talk to your Dr. Heather
    Mama6


    Twiggy2
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       Posted 7/26/2010 11:28 PM (GMT -7)   
    Yes im very much that way i have a habit of it. My primary doc is pretty good i think she would do the right thing. She's been excellent since i started seeeing her about 2 yrs ago. I switched doc because the other one i had didnt believe me and fianlly when all the MRI were said and done he was like oh i guess you do have a problem what a jerk so i lost trust in him and found a new one it was the best move i made. Take care talk to you soon Twiggy2 if you dont mind me asking how many herniated disks do you have and were are they located.
  • Current Diagnosis: Multilevel DDD, multiple Herniated and Bulging Disks from the Cervical spine down to the Lumbar spine, Spinal Stenosis and Mild Osteoarthritis.
     
    Current Meds:
    • Zoloft 100mgs once per day
    • Tylenol #4 (6 to 8 times daily)
    • Hydromorph Contin 1 or two 3mg pills if needed for break through pain.

     Try to live life to your fullest even if it tries to bring you down.


    Chartreux
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       Posted 7/27/2010 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
    Twiggy2, I think most of us here have had at least one jerk doctor unfortunately...I'm glad you
    have a better doctor now...I've had mild herniations on upper C-spine and lower lumbar and the
    The thing that bother me the most is that my foot won't always move and I either stumble or
    fall and my balance lately is off...I hope you are feeling better soon, nice to see you posting...
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    Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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    Twiggy2
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       Posted 7/29/2010 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
    thanks im sorry your having a rough go with your foot have u had nerve testing done before or something done by your doc to help. So far i havnt had trouble with loss of balance from my foot i sometimes however loose some balance becuase i have leg pain and weakness in my legs. I never know when it;s going to happen really sucks. take care and hope everyone has a low pain day. i think im gonna post in the get to know u you post that way i can tell my story and get up to speed as to everthing that been happening, talk to you sooon Twiggy2.
  • Current Diagnosis: Multilevel DDD, multiple Herniated and Bulging Disks from the Cervical spine down to the Lumbar spine, Spinal Stenosis and Mild Osteoarthritis.
     
    Current Meds:
    • Zoloft 100mgs once per day
    • Tylenol #4 (6 to 8 times daily)
    • Hydromorph Contin 1 or two 3mg pills if needed for break through pain.

     Try to live life to your fullest even if it tries to bring you down.

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