Please Help - Undiagnosed with L’hermitte’s Sign and Worried

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aConfusedBoy
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Please Help - Undiagnosed with L’hermitte’s Sign and Worried

Post by aConfusedBoy » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:16 pm

Hi!

Just some brief background. I’m an older teenager who began having symptoms of the Sign a couple days ago. It has gone down a little but definitely is still there, the electronic buzz that goes down my back into my butt, when I put my head into my chest. It doesn’t happen when I put my neck down standing straight up, I must bend my back a little too.

Three weeks ago I was severely sick and dehydrated and vomiting likely from a simple enterovirus.

Now, what are the odds I have MS based on just the Sign? I am getting very very nervous. Too nervous to tell anyone as I am leaving soon and will not have any access to the internet for a few weeks. I could also lose a massive scholarship if diagnosed. Please help, what’s the plan of action to take? Thanks!

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Re: Please Help - Undiagnosed with L’hermitte’s Sign and Worried

Post by Scott1 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:47 am

Hi,

I think the odds are low based on what you've described. It actually doesn't sound like you've got the right symptom at all.
It sounds more like a mild impingement.
See what happens if a good osteo or physio does some manipulation.
I don't think you should be as concerned as you are.
Best of luck.
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Re: Please Help - Undiagnosed with L’hermitte’s Sign and Worried

Post by aConfusedBoy » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:36 am

Ok so it has been about a month since I first had L'hermitte's Sign. Whenever I put my head into my chest the shock would go down and buzz really hard in my butt. It got worse but now it has almost gone away. Do I need to go the doctor based on this? Or should I hold off and only go if it happens again?

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Re: Please Help - Undiagnosed with L’hermitte’s Sign and Worried

Post by ElliotB » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:58 pm

Why haven't you seen your doctor yet?

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Re: Please Help - Undiagnosed with L’hermitte’s Sign and Worried

Post by jimmylegs » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:46 am

to be blunt, it's spinal cord damage. in your neck, no less. nice and high up there, as spinal cord damage goes. something made it happen. are you really comfortable waiting to see if an active spinal cord lesion will happen again, without your having looked into what's really going on?
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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