- CASE FILE
Husband has diagnosed wide-spread neuropathy, depression, IBS, no apparent cause.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Husband had onset of toe pain, then foot pain and toe numbness, then foot numbness and leg lain, and so on until he woke up paralyzed fro. The knee down inexplicably. No injuries or illness prior. IBS symptoms also started around this time (mid-2013). Doctors used MRI, CT, Xray, and nerve conduction on his extremities, spine, and brain. All were inconclusive. Blood tests for diabetes, liver, and kidney diseases, all negative. Hormone and other levels all normal. No family history of this. Eventually restored motor control of legs using E-stim therapy, also restored the crippling bi-lateral peripheral neuropathy from the knees down. Pain was not affected by any therapy or medication... they tried antidepressants, anti inflammatory drugs, steroids, medicine for epilepsy... the only thing that has helped was gabapentin and he is on the maximum dosage now, which barely takes the edge off this pain. His neuropathy has since spread to his thighs, hands, and arms. Only recently did a reassessment and nerve conduction test reveal tangible evidence of neuropathy. Up until then, doctors had supposed conversion disorder. His myelin sheaths are also normal, his skin looks normal, circulation normal, joints normal. Nobody has any ideas and he is nearly 100% disabled from pain.