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Re: anyone w/numbness over entire body

Re: anyone w/numbness over entire body

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Posted by Ron on September 04, 2000 at 16:55:19:

In Reply to: anyone w/numbness over entire body posted by Terry on August 13, 2000 at 14:46:58:

: I'm un-dx awaiting spinal tap. I currently have numbness over my entire body. Although it is stronger in face, legs, lower arms/hands and also on the right side, I don't think there is an area of my body that hasn't been numb.

: Anyone else experience this and did it ever lessen or go away?

Hi Terry,

Thankfully, I have not experienced such an effect. Medicine is a hobby with me and I have
some knowledge which may apply to your problem.
I suspect that there is a suspicion that you may have Chronic Lyme Disease and that is the
reason for the lumbar puncture. I hope you don't have to wait too long because the damage
could be permanent if left too long. Hydrocephalus can cause this in its' early stages.


If you were camping in deer country within the last year or less you may have been bitten
by a deer tick. Has you doctor suggested long term antibiotics like the very safe
Doxcycycline? If the numbness has not left by the time of this writing, I would be screaming
at the doc about getting on the antibiotics even without a diagnosis, as a prophylactic
treatment.... unless they have a better idea!!

If you need reports on Lyme disease, feel free to write me directly.

Good luck........ Ron


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