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A few months back, I took part in the Arthritis Walk in New York City with the NYC Sick Chick Club – a group of young women living with RA and other autoimmune diseases that I met via my blog several years back. The group now consists of a handful of courageous women, but at the start, there were just three: myself, Jodi McKee (you can read an interview I did with Jodi about her Autoimmune Portrait Project here ) and Katherine Zimoulis.
Like me, Katherine’s RA was diagnosed early and has responded well to medicine- in her case, methotrexate, so she was also able to participate in the walk fully. In fact, it went so well and inspired her so much that she’s now training to run the New York City marathon in November to benefit the Arthritis Foundation under the banner of the NYC Sick Chick Club!
For Katherine, running wasn’t exactly a new habit. After graduating from college, she was a regular runner and also hit the gym on a near daily ...
Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, can develop after an injury, but the cause isn't yet understood. Researchers do know that inflammation plays a role and previous studies have suggested that the body's reaction in CRPS can be similar to that of a burn. Researchers looking into burn treatment have found that giving high doses of vitamin C to burn patients helped reduced the amount of fluid they needed and reduced the swelling. With this in mind, the authors of this study wanted to see if giving vitamin C to patients with a new broken wrist would decrease their chances of developing CRPS. The study took place at 3 hospitals in the Netherlands and involved 416 women who had a total of 427 wrist fractures. The patients were randomly chosen to receive vitamin C (317 women, 328 fractures) or placebo , a sugar pill, (99 women, 99 fractures). Among the women taking vitamin C, 96 took 200 mg, 114 took 500 mg and 118 took 1500 mg, per day. The patients did not know if they were taking the ...
I have migraines that cause my face to go numb, both my legs to go weak and get pins and needles and burning sensations. I can have altered sensation in both my feet and legs at the same time, this usually only lasts for short periods of time but happens on and off with twitching in the numb areas. Sometimes this can make it difficult to walk. I can also get a tingling tongue. I also sometimes get stabbing eye pain. I never feel sick or light sensitive but I have stabbing like pains in my head, like an electrical bolt. I have had repeat brain MRI on a T3 machine which have been normal. I never usually get severe headache just more weird sensations in my head.
Can migraine cause both legs to go numb at the same time? Or both arms at the same time? I was told migraine is only one sided? I have had spinal MRI and this is normal too.
Thank you for any info. Cheers, Eleanor.
Although the headache and many of the other sy...
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