Patient Comments: Acute Flaccid Myelitis - Symptoms and Signs


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Comment from: Patti, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 01

Oh my goodness, maybe what I have is acute flaccid myelitis. I have been on LTD (long term disability) for about 1 1/2 years. I started feeling so weak and confused. I had seizure like symptoms, numb arms, hands and fingers. I still have numbness and confusion. I had neck surgery which really set me back. This was due to passing out or having a seizure at work. I work at a hospital so the called an RRT (registered respiratory therapist). I thought maybe water, or West Nile virus. I had my doctor check for Lyme disease and so many more. I had many symptoms that were very similar to multiple sclerosis. I still have not been diagnosed!


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