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   Posted 12/6/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello! i havent been here in a long time. I am having a lot of neuro problems. Neuropathy, memory loss, confusion, anxiety, cant spell words very well, etc. - -  I have been a stutterer my whole life. Way before I was bit by that tick. Stuttering is a neurologiacl disorder.- -  Well, I am haveing a FREAKY DIFFICULT time managing my stuttering and using my speech management techniques. I am weaning myself off of CYMBALTA and this may be messing me up completely. - -  Went and saw a GP to get some XANAX to help bring it down a notch, so I can get a hold of this stuttering a little. At times it is physically uncomfortable and painful.  I need options here! - - -The doctor never treated anyone with LD and knew not a lot about stuttering. So, she wants me to see a neuro. I already KNOW there is no cure for my stuttering and I am OK with that. The last time I had an MRI was 2 years ago and it was clear of any lesions. MY question is.... Should I go see a neurologist because of the neuro problems that I am having? What can really be done.? Do I need to routinly have MRI"S done to check for lesions??

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   Posted 12/6/2009 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Stutterbug,
I remember you!!! I am so sorry to hear you are doing poorly.
Your symptoms remind me a lot of the things I was dealing with when I first was seen by an LLMD. He told me I had a brain infection - among other things.

He put me on high doses of Minocycline for a full year, but gradually the symptoms faded. I was stuttering (which I had never done before), had serious issues with word finding, following patterns, and short term memory.

And you're right - at time it is literally physically uncomfortable and painful at times.
It was a very scary time for me.

I do hope this helps some & that you are able to get to the bottomof this very soon!!!
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.

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   Posted 12/7/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Stutterbug,
My stuttering and word loss got very bad for a while there. My wonderful family decided to make a game of trying to guess what it was I was trying to say. The finks! All in good fun. Actually laughing and relaxing really helped, the more I felt I had to say something, the worse it was.

Anyway, my LLMD suggested Bacopa and Vinpocetine to help with the stutter and word loss. It really helped.

Hope you feel better.

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   Posted 12/9/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey! How are you? What did you decide to do?

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   Posted 12/9/2009 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I am doing a whole lot of nothing! At this point, i am just going to deal with my symptoms and maintain them. My hands are literally tied at this point. My attitude is detachment. There are no doctors to help- - - - I see a ob/gyn in january and hopefully can get pregnant. Hopefully this doctor will prescribe me amoxyciciln. We will see. I am getting off cymbalta, for neuropathy, and I have been pretty sick.
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