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Old 08-25-2016, 06:56 PM   #21
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If you search under my name, you'll find all that information. Here is the 'my story' bit, which might be useful: http://www.neurotalk.org/peripheral-...sfn-story.html.

For me, a paleo (most of the time paleo ketogenic) diet and stress reduction are essential. Without the diet, I would not have been able to stop the progression or at least even slow it down. The moment I go off my diet I feel it. For example, for me gluten is poison and the symptoms just explode if I touch it. I basically have a diet akin to the autoimmune protocol described by the Paleo Mom, but something I really keep down or even out the fruit to achieve ketosis. I also use all sorts of supplements, some of which are vitamin D3, benfotiamine, natural vitamin c (not ascorbic acid), B12, NAC, digestive enzymes, folate and others.

Hope that helps!
Very interesting, thank you for sharing.
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:02 PM   #22
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Hello,

I am new to this site. I wanted to share my symptoms to see if anyone has experienced the same feelings.

I am 45 years old. Two years ago I was told I had Mild Degenerative Disc Disease, which apparently is quiet common and was told not to worry, but to just exercise and eat healthy etc. A year ago I was diagnosed with Carpal tunnel in both wrists. My hands would become numb when typing, holding or holding my cell phone, even holding a pen for more that a minute. Now I am getting pain in my knuckles and get the occasional shooting ache from my hand to wrist.

Over the past 6 months I have had tension in my neck and jaw pressure (no pain), headaches, ankle tension and pain when walking, and most recently, numbness in my left toes and strange shock like sensations in my front shin area when I flexed my foot upwards.

I asked my doctor for xrays or ultrasound or something that would help me figure out what this is. I assume it is nerve related, but I am pre-diabetic and was told to lose a little weight and change my eating patterns.

I will request to see a neurologist and/or rheumatologist, but in the meantime, I would like to know if anyone else has experienced these shock sensations in the shin area. It doesn't hurt. It's mild and doesn't last long. If anyone can relate please post a message. Thanks.
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:32 AM   #23
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--are very common among those with dysfunctional nerves, whether from compression of the spinal nerve roots or from more peripheral causes. And, one can have more than one issue contributing to it; there is a phenomenon known as "double crush" in which nerves already compromised by some systemic cause, such as glucose dysregulation, then gets compressed and produces symptoms seemingly more than the sum of the parts.

Odd sensations caused by spinal problems can be exactly the same as those caused by more peripheral causes. They can run the gamut from pulses, jolts, burning pain, numbness, tingles, or several of these combined--as individual as the person.

It does seem, though, that you are at a very early stage into investigation into this. You were told you have mild disc degenerative disease--which IS very common--but has it progressed to nerve compression? Have you had any imaging for that lately? Other tests to determine blood sugars, other metabolic issues?

There are so many neuropathy causes that a while ago one of our board stalwarts here tried to put together a comprehensive list of tests that one might need to try to determine a cause--they can still be found here:

Liza Jane's Neuro Lab Sheets

You might want to look this over and see what you've had (and always keep copies of test results). The format is also a good one to track results over time, to see if there are discernable patterns.
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