Numbness bo strength balance gone. Any help and advice would be telly really appreciated

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Hi I am sorry if this is a weird question but was wondering if anyone has had similar problems I'm lost and everything is going to pot job everything. Around 18 months ago ny foot went dead I could not feel anything. I thought I had just trapped a nerve so left it alone. Over a matter of weeks it a lowly creeper up my leg to my knee again I thought trapped nerve and did nothing until one day I had pain from my back all down my side buttocks and to foot and had some urinary incontinence and saddle numbness so went to a and e. They said I had a pinched nerve and this was the issue. However they have now given me a mri again and said it isn't my compressed dism as it's barely pinching and asked me to do aomw balance tests which again around 18 months ago it went funny I have no balance whatever. Sometimes it's like a invisible person has just pushed me over I'm stood still. I failed them and had a positive bakinski sign??? They asked if I feel tired. Always to the point of sudden sick episodes then I'm ok but I just thought it's my iron as ic always been a little anemic. I have been sent for a brain mri and to a neurologist I am so scared. I had pneumonia 3 yrs ago so I just thought is never been the same since that. I there anybody out there with similar problems or ideas. I just don't want it to get worse because it feels like it has crept up from the tip of my toes higher and higher over all this time. stopped . Thank you for your time and patience I know I have babbled slightly

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    I have all these symptoms because of a vitamin b12 deficiency.
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    Hi Maria I just want to share something with u. It will be 2 years this year I woke up one morning and my leg gave way I thought I'd slept on it funny but throughout the day I started to get numb in my legs so I went to a&e where I got admitted I've had mri scans, brain scans, evoke potentials where they do like tapping on your feet lumbar puncture,muscle testings all of which the results haven't come up with anything conclusive. I am actually numb from my waist down my left leg is partially numb but it feels heavy my right leg is the worse and it feels like it is on fire all of the time and my foot is very numb and hurts when I walk. I've been off work all this time and I can't actually see myself going back especially as to what I did before. They asked me if I'd been ill just before or had a trauma of some kind to which I hadn't I was perfectly ok the night before it the only thing they have come up with is that I must have had a stroke in my sleep. They'd seem to think that my back has got irreparable damage and degenerative discs of which in time things could get better but in actual fact things have got worse I keep having to change medication because nothing seems to make a difference. I've just got to accept the fact now that this is me and have to get on with my life the best I can there is always someone worse off than me. Hope you can get some answers and get sorted I wouldn't wish this on anyone xxx 
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    I also take vitamin b12 but that wasn't recommended it's just something I picked up on here x
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    Hello Maria.

    If there were answers to questions at my disposal I'd gladly give them you you.  As I've said to so many peoplel of the years.  The first step is to see your GP and get a referral to a specialist.

    Sometimes is easier to manage something like you've described once you know for sure what's going on.

    Best wishes


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