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After my GP couldn't figure out what to do with me he referred me to a neurologist. When I told him what was going on he totally got it. Strange headaches with numbness in face and arm, leg cramps,etc.
He explained that even though the actual virus may no longer be active, the damage has been done and it's likely that my spinal cord is still inflamed. He said it can take as much as 6 months for it to heal.
He also said it's not in common that the virus can hop across the spinal cord and affect other parts of the body. Which is totally opposite from what other DR's say.
He even had 2 of his associates in the room with him and expressed multiple times that a lot of these 'new shingle symtoms' need more attention and are becoming more prevalent.
He ordered an MRI so he can get a look at my spinal cord to see exactly what's happening.
All that to say, I'm glad to be connected with someone who finally gets it.
I do have a question for anyone: He gave me a sample of Lyrica. Has anyone had any experience with this med? Any crazy side effects or things to look out for?
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