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   Posted 10/24/2007 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I have problems with my back...that's a given...but i am having other problems and don't know what to do. I have 3 bulging discs, 2 levels of spinal stenosis and facet hypertrophy. I have no left leg reflex and have weakness in my left leg.

I am cold all of the time. Right now, inside my house in South Florida, I am wearing 2 shirts, a hoodie and a leather jacket.

My left hand goes numb like it is sleeping with joint pain. My leg feels heavy around the ankles.

I have a weird inner pain...hard to describe...like everything hurts all at once...but deep inside me.

MRI shows back problems...bone scan shows degenrative bones in right knee and right shoulder...

I have lowered appetite and feel like I'm stuffing my face when I hae a bowl of cereal.

It hurts to make a fist

My back...my back hurts so bad even while wearing a 100 mcg fentayl patch and taking 30 mg Roxicodone up to 4 a day

Any ideas? I feel like I'm falling apart.

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   Posted 10/25/2007 1:51 AM (GMT -6)   
with all that info the doctors can't tell you what's wrong? something doesn't sound right with your health care provider if that's the case.. i doubt that anyone on here is going to "diagnose you" or even be able to without being a Real Doctor and seeing you and your medical records in person

if i were you i'd see a doctor fast before something goes majorly wrong and you end up worse off than you are or possibly die from some thing that is causing you all this pain and suffering. sounds like some serious withdrawals to me though.

take tomorrow off work and get in to see some one.. if no one can get you in go to the emergency room first thing if not tonight... with what you describe i'm seriously worried there's something MAJORLY wrong with you that needs attention NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

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   Posted 10/25/2007 3:42 AM (GMT -6)   
True, you have a point. No one can make a "diagnosis". What I am asking is if this combination of things sounds familiar to someone out there. It is not withdrawals because I haen't stopped any of my meds and outside of being cold, that doesn't fit.

I'm just wondering if the combination of symptoms is MS, Cancer, RSD or just the back problem that I have, or maybe something else.

I appreciate your concern, but I don't believe this is something that is fatal...just painful.


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   Posted 10/26/2007 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Alan, did you go get checked out by your dr? I sure hope you did.Crazy as it sounds, but it sounds like you are having withdralalhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhggggggggggggggggggggg

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   Posted 10/26/2007 2:13 AM (GMT -6)   
No w/d. My meds are up to date.

Doc suggested Lupus, so I'm going for blood test on Wednesday.


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   Posted 10/26/2007 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey wolf. Wish I could help you out here, but I'm glad you've got your doc looking into the problem.
Don't know why so many folks think you're having withdrawal symptoms either. There's a whole
lot more to withdrawal than feeling cold! Anyway, good luck with the testing. Isn't it weird to
actually have hope for a bad test result? :-)
Living in the Republic of Texas minus a gallbladder, a couple of cervical discs, appendix, uterus, and 18" of colon; but living with my wonderful husband, 2 dogs, 1 cockatiel, and 2 gold fish. 

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   Posted 10/27/2007 4:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Gosh, Alan and Gramps.I'm sorry to see that both of your conditions have worsened to such painfull levels.I can offer no advice but I can and will say a prayer for you two in the hope of some speedy relief. God Bless You..........Rod
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