Is this Lhermitte's Sign? MS?

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Re: Is this Lhermitte's Sign? MS?

Postby NHE » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:34 am

Hi Eugene,
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shinbet2002 wrote:Whenever I look down and touch my chin to chest I get a really light barely noticeable buzzing in my right foot that lasts seconds.

I wanna be sure. Does it sound like lhermittes to you?


What you are describing seems consistent with what I have read about Lhermitte's though I don't have any personal experience with it myself.

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Postby Algis » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:38 am

"my" Lhermitte's are tingling/electric needles/difficult to describe in the extremities of little fingers; starting from tip and if I slowly bend more my chin to my thorax it goes up to my hand (same fingers)

Difficult to clearly describe; sorry if it sounds confusing 8)
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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:02 am

heya, sorry you're having a rough time with the docs :(

i have had l'hermitte's and it sound like that's what you've got. mine was from basically a whole slew of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, from being very very diet restricted for a lot of years. the main thing was b12. it took a while with lots of changes to my diet and lifestyle and i do have permanent damage it seems, but it's a long slow climb and i have not had l'hermitte's in ages now.

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Postby tzootsi » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:40 am

Sounds like it could be l'hermitte's. My wife had it until she was treated for CCSVI. For her, it was an electric shock feeling down her legs. You may or may not have a very mild case of ms, but it could be many other things. Jimmylegs suggestion of making some diet changes and taking some supplements sounds like the first thing to try.
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Re: Lhermitte's Sign? MS?

Postby NHE » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:38 am

shinbet2002 wrote: I just read an interview by Dr Mark Freedman in which he says that early treatment (2nd CIS attack) is really too late to start interferon therapy. He said that its critical to start treatment if you even think you have ms i.e super early. presumably before a relapse.


This statement by Freedman is preposterous! Considering the side effects of Ifn-B (as well as the cost), one would want to be damn certain that they had MS before starting.


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Postby leetz » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:20 am

fight for the proper diagnosis...spinal tap? Mri? lesions?
GOD BLESS.... CCSVI treatment Dr. Siskin great doc....symptom's improved for about 3 week's (gait, balance, spasticity) now back to square 1...
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Postby Drury » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:31 am

I agree with NHE.

These drugs are horrible and only to be taken if necessary - there is still no proof that they actually work. In fact the recent UK study is proving otherwise from what I gather.

A proper diagnosis is critical with MRI as a start.

Good luck,
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Postby Drury » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:03 pm

shinbet2002

Look up MS drug trial "A Fiasco" - there are numerous other headlines but I have no idea about cutting and pasting or I would have put it on here for you.

I just want you to be informed and then you can form your own conclusions - that is when you know where you stand. Main thing is you have as much info as you can get because our experience is (our family that is) that you really have to be your own advocate.

Very best of luck.

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