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photogirl1358
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   Posted 8/17/2006 2:29 AM (GMT -6)   
This will probably sound crazy... but reading recent posts I remembered something from a few years ago.  I don't know what all of his symptoms were, but a good friend of my parents became really sick quite suddenly.  He had to leave his work, he had to use a cane, and I remember him barely being able to hobble up my parents driveway he was so weak.  He was getting worse and worse.
 
Today he is 100%... guess what it was... he was allergic to their new dog!!  I couldn't believe it... they got rid of the dog and no problems since. I had no idea a bad allergic reaction could do that.
 
I'm not saying anyone's problems are this... I just thought maybe it was worth pointing out.
 
Shar

uppitycats
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   Posted 8/17/2006 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, which is why I urge everyone to get a thorough medical work-up, and be prepared to go through all sorts of testing that doesn't seem much like "neurological" testing, as there are lots and lots of ilnesses and disorders that look alike, from the outside. Allergies and other metabolic disorders can cause all sorts of problems.

Which triggered in me this question: You sign on as "photogirl". Do you indeed work with photographic chemicals? Have you told your doctor about this? Can you think back about life before working with photo chemicals? Did you get sick when you started that work? --in other words, is there a link between the chemicals you're working with and your ailments?
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


photogirl1358
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   Posted 8/17/2006 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Uppity,

You make a good point, but no, I have never worked with chemicals.  Just enjoy photography.  Lately I've been thinking my weight loss brought my MS out and to my attention.  I heard that sometimes traumas (such as pregnancy) can do that...

I was given a quick diagnosis after MRI showed 6 brain lesions and 2 on my spine, multiple symptoms and a family history of MS.

Shar

 


uppitycats
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   Posted 8/17/2006 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
"I was given a quick diagnosis after MRI showed 6 brain lesions...2 spine..family history..." Oh well, then.. :) But indeed, something for some of the others to think about.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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