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CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/13/2009 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
For the past few days I've noticed a numb spot on my stomach right above my belly button but on the right side. It's about the size of 4 quarters put together. It itches underneath and I can't satisfy the itching because it is numb.

Anyone have any clue what this could be? Does Lyme cause numb spots? I will definately bring this up to my doctor the next time I go in but wanted to see if anyone has this.

Thanks!
Have a blessed day!


Razzle
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   Posted 4/13/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Lyme can damage nerves - it destroys the insulating covering on the nerves called the mylin sheath, which in tern causes the nerve to malfunction. Because of this, Lyme is capable of causing a variety of nerve-related symptoms. Numb spots are certainly a possibility, but I am glad you are planning on asking your doctor about this because it may be something other than Lyme, too.

Take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Ceftazidime (for Pleural Effusion), Colloidal Silver (used topically).


CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/13/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Razzle,

You must be a nurse. You seem to be knowledgeable about medical problems.

You have any other idea what it could be. I understand this is just an opinion.

Thanks!
Have a blessed day!


Razzle
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   Posted 4/14/2009 1:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi CajunGrl,

I am not a nurse, doctor or other medical practitioner. However, my search for answers for my own health issues has caused me to spend long hours researching a variety of health topics. Also, my Mom has her Ph.D. in Nutrition, so health books were always there when I was growing up. Being kept up late at night because of feeling sick provided ample opportunity to read these books in search of answers, and the books also provided a welcome distraction from my symptoms.

Anyhow, as for your numb spot: The first thing that comes to mind is nerve damage, either from Lyme/coinfections or from an injury of some kind, perhaps even a pulled muscle. Did you do any unusual activity just prior to noticing this numb spot? Is there a lump or anything different about the appearance of the skin in this location?

Take care,

-Razzle
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Ceftazidime (for Pleural Effusion), Colloidal Silver (used topically).


LupnerRN
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   Posted 4/14/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Cajungrl,
I've had abdominal pain off and on for over 2 years. It's always in the same spot, the same area as the appendix and higher. I had every test and scan done that were all negative. I told my LLMD (who's also a OB/Gyn) last week that it was acting up again and she said it was probably the "ileoinguinal nerve". And I started noticing that my right hip pain (that I've had since last october) and my stomach pain usually are at the same time. So when the inflammation in my hip acts up, it puts pressure on that nerve from your swollen abdominal lymph nodes and makes it start hurting too. She gave me an Rx for Lidoderm patches. I'm just starting it today, so don't really know if it's helping yet or not.

So look up; ileoinguinal nerve entrapment.

good luck,
Lisa
11/07 symptoms start
7/4/08  IGenX LD positive,gluten sensitivity,low magn, low WBC's,+yeast/bacteria/tapeworm/roundworm, EBV,HHV,CMV,Parvo,
7/25/08 started on Biaxin
9/08 IGenX co-infections neg, but probable Bart, Bab, Erhl
11/08  Biaxin,Plaquenil,Cipro, Artemisinin,3 probiotics,Transfer Immune, Bcomplex,MultiVit,omega3,magnesium,
1/29/09  Added: Rifampin 600mg- Ehrl, Lomatium 15dropsBID-parvo, andrographis 15dropsBID (super yuck!)-LD, Alinia-cryptosporidium.   


CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/16/2009 2:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi again Razzle,

Thanks for replying. I did pull my entire rib cage somehow. It was hurting in that area too. I probably pulled the muscle there too. It did not change color. Thank God! It does seem to be getting a little better now. It's itching a lot more. I guess it is trying to heal. The area where the numbness is seems smaller. I will keep an eye on it. I check it everyday to see if I can feel anything.

Thanks again for your help.
Have a blessed day!


CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/16/2009 2:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi LupnerRN,

I don't have pain, it's numbness and itching. I think this all happened when my ribs became inflammed. I think I pulled a muscle in that area too because it did ache there first. My doctor called in the Lidoderm patches too for my ribs but I haven't tried them yet. Do you use the whole patch or do you cut it in half? How does it make your skin feel? Is it numb? Let me know how it works. Thanks!!
Have a blessed day!


Razzle
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   Posted 4/17/2009 2:30 AM (GMT -6)   
CajunGrl,

I'm glad it is getting better. Take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Ceftazidime (for Pleural Effusion), Colloidal Silver (used topically).


LupnerRN
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 350
   Posted 4/17/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, I cut the patches in half.
haven't really noticed anyhelp though.
They don't numb the skin or feel weird.
they should work for muscle aches too though.

good luck,
Lisa
11/07 symptoms start
7/4/08  IGenX LD positive,gluten sensitivity,low magn, low WBC's,+yeast/bacteria/tapeworm/roundworm, EBV,HHV,CMV,Parvo,
7/25/08 started on Biaxin
9/08 IGenX co-infections neg, but probable Bart, Bab, Erhl
11/08  Biaxin,Plaquenil,Cipro, Artemisinin,3 probiotics,Transfer Immune, Bcomplex,MultiVit,omega3,magnesium,
1/29/09  Added: Rifampin 600mg- Ehrl, Lomatium 15dropsBID-parvo, andrographis 15dropsBID (super yuck!)-LD, Alinia-cryptosporidium.   


CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/17/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Lisa,

Thanks for the info!!
Have a blessed day!

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