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Back, ankle and foot pain
shalinda posted:
I am a vet, so i go to the VA Hospital to see my dr. I was living in Va. the moved to sc last july. I never had the spinal tap done only the MRI. So once i got to SC the DR. here wanted to do the spinal tap to make sure it is actually MS. I had it done last month OMG that is something i don't want done ever again. Since i have had it done i wake up now with my feet and ankles hurting badly, i can barely make it to the bathroom if i wake up in the middle of the night. I have a serious shoe fetish and have also noticed that when i wear my lovely heels my toes and sometimes my entire feet go numb and this happens when i am sitting not standing. i have also noticed that i can only do so much until my back and legs start to hurt. i am frustrated if i can no longer wear my heels. ! What to do, What to do
hackwriter responded:
Dear shalinda,

You might want to contact your doctor about those lingering effects of the lumbar puncture. Our MS nerves are very excitable, and although the effects should be temporary, your doc might recommend a medication to make you more comfortable.

Shoes: I had to stop wearing heels at one point, and though I miss being able to wear girl shoes, it was a welcome trade-off. Now I wear only one-inch sandals during the warm months and Ugg boots in cold weather, I simply can't abide anything else. I haven't sacrificed feminine style, just the torture of a high heel, lol. Comfort has become most important in everything now, and I've found a way to dress that is both comfy and stylish.

Remember that safety is an issue when we have weakness, numbness, balance problems and pain. Be safe and be well.

shalinda replied to hackwriter's response:
Thank you for the info... I have some heels I have not worn yet.... I guess I will have to start preparing myself to sell them.!

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