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   Posted 3/21/2010 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone else have a foot that occasionally (like every few minutes) kind of "forgets" to flex when you're walking?  It scares me because my Dad died from Lou Gehrig's Disease and I know this can be a symptom of that.  Just wondered if it's a normal Fibro thing.

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   Posted 3/21/2010 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Debbie, I had foot drop to the point where my right foot actually dragged when I walked.
It was due to impinged nerve problems. I have degenerative disc disease and had been
plagued by Sciatica off and on for years. I had chiropractic care almost daily for a year,
then physical therapy and when my foot started dragging I was referred to a neurosurgeren and he performed a lumbar laminectomy. I no longer have foot drop but
still occasionally deal with Sciatica.

Debbie, let your doctor know of this symptom. Seeing a neurologist will ease your mind,
so you aren't worrying,

Sorry about your Dad. My father-in law also died from Lou Gehrig's disease. It is a
horrible disease!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

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   Posted 3/21/2010 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
It can be a symptom of Lyme Disease. Learn about the best ways to rule out Lyme, unfortunately, it's not just a simple test.

Good Luck.
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