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Complete foot drop in July, then 3weeks ago wrist drop. Foot coming back, wrist dead. I need help, doctors are being too slow. I think radial nerve is dead. I'm right handed, now left hand is starting to be painful from overuse. Please help me. Am I paralized for life?

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    you need to chat to your specialist and ask them what the outcome will be for you i also have foot drop in my left foot long wait for tests ect are you feet toes numb or tingling ? mine are constantal 
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      I have scored an appointment with a neurologist for today! Will ha EC studies done next week. We will see. I have no burning or tingling, just aching. Hope you regain use of your foot. Mine is about 70% and holding, but right wrist completely dead still.

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    I had a similar result caused by Shingles. The cover of my No 5 nerve in my left leg and foot was severely damaged. Foot drop to the extent I had no feeleing, movement or resistance whatsoever. The nerve specialist did think I may get some small amount function back, but would need a shoe insert as well. My age was 74 and that was against me. I was on Lyrica for some time, and I think it is the most dangerous drug I have ever taken. It was fantastic to stop the pain, when nothing else did. After about 4 months the pain seemed to subside so I went off the Lyrica, I had no medical warnings about how this should be done. Within a few days I had severe suicidal feelings, and I mean real. Only the thought of what would happen to my wife kept me alive, I told nobody. The last thing someone with those tendancies wants is help, all thought is to the ending of life. This lasted for maybe 3 weeks, then I went back to normal. Looking up side effects this is one of them, but I had no warning. I was on 300mg twice a day. I stopped all alchohol and condiments, no nsaids due to stomach lining damage, just Panamax, when really needed. Obviously the really severe nerve pain was gone. It did not stop pain, but did a good job of reducing it. After 3 years I have 4.5 out of 5 nerve usage back, almost full recovery. No foot drop at all, quite strong pivoting the foot up, and good recovery in feeling in the top, sole and ball of my foot. Funnily I could always feel a tickle in the sole of my foot, even when it was virtually numb. I am writing this now because just in the last few days I found an amazing help. My wife bought a pack of chrystal ginger, I ate half the pack, I know, pig. The next day I ate the rest. The result was that during the second night I lost all tingling in the back section of my foot, and the pain has almost gone. After 3 years of living with this I am amazed. This is no medical test and has only been a couple of days, but nothing near this has happened before. I am now on day 4 and the foot recovery is nothing short of incredible. As I said nothing of a medical test, just a result of an action.
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      Hi Wommy, thanks for responding. I go on Monday to have the NCS. I'm hoping for good news. My legs seems to have stalled in recovery at about 60%. Still have nothing from my wrist after five weeks. I went to see another neurologist, and she did more blood work. I've been trying a regimen of b vitamins and anti inflammatory meds because I can feel inflammation in my arm. Stopped drinking, and my next job in about 30 days will be to quit smoking (pray for me).

      Thanks for the ginger idea, maybe I'll get some fresh and try it. Nothing can hurt at this point.

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    As you say Rebecca, as long as it can do no harm. I did go with the vitamin B, stayed with it for about 3 months, but found no advantage at all. The anti inflamatories I can't take, so have no experience with them. I certainly wish you all the best with your progress, it really takes a long time. I was quite settled and happy with the progress I had made, after such a long time I didn't expect much more improvement. If I should go back to what I was recently, or even get more improvement I will post again. I am going to try ginger tea after about a month or so if all continues well. I don't want to change yet, just see what happens.
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      Hi Wommy, I keep fresh ginger in my refridgerator. Sometimes I make tea out of it, or sometimes add a little in homemade jam. Yes, it's a good anti inflamatory. Maybe your body would do better with foods high in the B vitamins rather than a supplement in pill form?

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      Yes, derek76, I do something similar, but it sounds like you are more of an expert than I am. I break off a piece of ginger root, wash it, and thinly however much I think I'll need. I put a small enamel or glass (not metal) pan of water to boil. When it boils, I turn it iff and put in the ginger root slices. After it steeps for a few minutes, I pour the whole thing, ginger slices and all, into a large cup and sweeten with maple syrup. I have the habit of drinking my tea as though it were soup. I use a Cutlery Lexan Tablespoon to slurp it, one spoonful at a time. (Tmi?) I like it hot, but I don't want to risk burning my mouth. Also, for my health, I avoid cooking or eating from "metal". 

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      I also use turmeric as an anti inflamatory. I mix a tea spoonful in milk and add to my cereal in the morning and also to a milky drink at night.
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      To begin with I thought it best to liquidise it.I bought a lquidser and first time I used it burnt the motor out.I took it back for a refund.
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      Yes, turmeric is very effective. I use it for any stomach ache or bloat. Was that liquidizer defective?
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