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November 8, 2006 at 5:19 pm

I don’t know where to start really. I had the flu a few years back and just days after recovering I ended up in the ER. I came home one night and I had trouble getting out of the car. I could hardly walk to the door, I got weaker and weaker the more I tried. Long story short I went to the hospital and was told that I was just exhausted and that I would be fine in the morning. I was so scared, I had no movement in my legs and my arms were like two lead weights. In the morning my Doctor came in and he checked me over and found that I didn’t have any reflexes in my legs and the reflexes in my arms were very sluggish. They took me to a larger hospital in another town so I could be seen by a neurologist. After two MRI’s a brain scan, and a spinal tap to rule out MS, I was told that I needed to talk to a counsellor. I was told by him that I was under a lot of stress and that I was over anxious about things. He told me that once I got that under control I would go back to normal. It took me six weeks of physiotherapy to learn to walk enough to come home to my family. I was angry and I still am. I still have next to no reflexes in my knees, ankles, and hips, and my arms are still sluggish but I can walk. I have spells every few weeks or so that I have learned to control to some extent. I fall down, I have weakness, and I am trying to get someone in the medical community to listen to me. My family doctor still insists that I do not have a problem other than stress. When I saw this site and I read some of the stories I knew I had the right place. I called my doctors office and told them that I want to be tested as soon as possible, the least they can do is prove me wrong.