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    antihistamines and pain

    Hi,
    I was just reading on the development of certain antihistamines that may help with neuropathic pain. Apparently they are looking at H3 and H4 receptor types that can help with this. Also it was...
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    Do All SCI'S have unstable spines????

    Thank You Dr. Wise,

    They have finally sent me to a physiatrist who has reclassified me as a C3 incomplete. They said most of the damage was at C6-7 but there was a line running upwards on my cord...
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    increased spasticity and weakness help

    dr wise/SCI nurse can you help...

    hi..i am a female c6-7 incomplete walking with cane/scooter. i have some neck pain but on no pain meds as i can handle this....but main issues now are
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    hi....there was so much compression before...

    hi....there was so much compression before surgery.....i couldnt walk at all and became incontinent by the time they did surgery....but now...i have all this? i am very grateful that i am not in a...
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    pain hell...central pain is a b----!!! i feel...

    pain hell...central pain is a b----!!! i feel like some one is spilling hot oil on me....internal vibrations and spasms like my finger has been stuck in light socket, sometimes some one takes the...
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    please help.....pain

    i am a c 6-7 incomplete...i had a acdf last year....my neck and face are still hot to the touch....i have pain everywhere....elbows to hands...calfs to feet....i have central pain....

    i have been...
  7. Thread: positive ana

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    hi, i went to see my GP...he says that I should...

    hi,
    i went to see my GP...he says that I should never had been tested at that time since it was right after my spinal fusion....that all other autoimmune markers are normal. My Esr is at 30 and that...
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    also...the osteophytes that are there compress...

    also...the osteophytes that are there compress the spinal cord moderately? can this cause the inflammation that i am having? my neck is hao to the touch?
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    positive ana

    i was recently diagnosed with chronic sinusitis (right eye area) and a disc-osteophyte complex at c 5-6...one level above the c 6-7 fusion. I am an incomplete sci at c6-7. i also have low levels(half...
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    i've been putting on more sweaters, socks etc......

    i've been putting on more sweaters, socks etc... the temperature is 71-72?
    i try to drink warm liquids? i use several blankets at night but as soon as i warm up i wake up 2 hours later feeling as if...
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    hypothermia

    hi, i need some info on this topic. I am a C6-7 incomplete. My body temperature drops significantly (35.9-36.0 Celcius). I was hospitalzed last week due to my ESR being 50 and low body...
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    oh....and my jaw seems weaker and i'm slurring...

    oh....and my jaw seems weaker and i'm slurring words, ears hurt. C 6-7 has a fusion with spinal cord atrophy and thinning, c 5-6 touching cord and posterior ligamentum touching the cord? Myelomalacia...
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    Hi...I have loss of sensation in my entire hand...

    Hi...I have loss of sensation in my entire hand now? The inflammation is present all the time....the biceps sometimes goes numb.....AND....if i bend my head forward....i get more weakness and...
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    Hi, I was seeing a neurosurgeon....who just...

    Hi,
    I was seeing a neurosurgeon....who just shrugs his shoulders...and says....I dont know...yet my neck is constantly inflammed and goes into spasms. The pain specialist did some injections and it...
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    spasms vibrations after exercising

    Hi,
    I had a c 6-7 a year ago...now called incomplete c6-7....started aqua therapy...just walking with assistance....and i get severe spasms/ vibrations afterwards whe i rest with fatigue. Also it...
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    hi...i'm in toronto, canada.....you need medical...

    hi...i'm in toronto, canada.....you need medical referrals to specialized clinics....that could take months here :(

    love the puppy!
  17. Hi...I was pushed around from dr to dr for 18...

    Hi...I was pushed around from dr to dr for 18 months then had surgery....i had very similar symptoms too....identical....wish i had surgery sooner as there is a lot more damage now with myelomalacia,...
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    Thank you....and thanks for the greetings....I...

    Thank you....and thanks for the greetings....I will try to get an appt. The neurosurgeon shrugged his shoulders and let me go. The orthopedic surgeon caught the clonus....but two physiotherapists...
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    Hi...I am seeing a pain specialist for injection...

    Hi...I am seeing a pain specialist for injection she has put me on amitriptyline and topiramate. My neck still has inflammation from the surgery and another small herniation at C 5-6 that is now...
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    hi c 6-7 incomplete need some advice please!

    Hi....I have been on this forum before. I had a severe MVA in 2008 that resulted in a C6-7 herniation. Drs wanted a trial of conservative therapy eventhough spinal cord was compressed by 50%. I had...
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    HI, Neurologist says they are trauma induced...

    HI,
    Neurologist says they are trauma induced headaches...and wont give me any answers as to whaty I can do...I just ice my temples and back of the head....

    Dr said initially no surgery lets try...
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    Thank you very much.....I will look into...

    Thank you very much.....I will look into that...God Bless...

    Cathy
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    can someone explain this to me?

    Hi,
    I was in TWO rear end collisions in Feb/08. After intense neck pain, headaches...they ordered an MRI in May. This one showed two herniated discs a small on at c5-6 and a large one at c6-7 with...
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