Left side numb

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    Anyone have numbness on the left ?
    My left leg went to sleep last week and never woke up. Also my left arm from the elbow down.
    The docs did a cat scan and the neurologist checked all reflexes, eye response, hearing etc.
    My doc thinks it may be the amiodarone I take for tachycardia.
    It's driving me nuts !....OK... NuttyER.:eusa_angel:
     
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    Or perhaps someone is sneaking arsenic into your tea.
     
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    Douger, see a different doctor. It sounds as if this one is patting you on the head -- but numbness is VERY serious. And if he really believes this is an adverse event caused by a drug, make him explain HOW the drug injured you.

    Then sue everyone responsible like a motherfucker.

    I hope this passes, Douger. I can well imagine it is disorienting as hell. I'm very sorry to hear about it.
     
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    This kind attitude is part of the problem with today's society.

    No personal responsibility.
     
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    I took amioderone for a couple of years and never had those symptoms, altho it did screw up my thyroid and often left me short of breath. I was taking it for an arrythmic episode that the doc assumed was chronic. Anyhow I stopped that med and feel much better for it.
     
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    CNS

    Oral
    Abnormal gait/ataxia, dizziness, fatigue, lack of coordination, malaise, paresthesias, tremor/abnormal involuntary movement (4% to 9%); decreased libido, headache, insomnia, sleep disturbances (1% to 3%); confusional states, delirium, disorientation, hallucinations, pseudotumor cerebri (postmarketing).



    Read more: Complete Amiodarone information from Drugs.com
     
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    Sorry to read of this problem you're having, Douger.
     
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    go with simple first.....always...hopefully its a reversable side effect...

    did they check for ms....hell it could be a pinched damned nerve to fucking lou gerhigs....

    get another opinion
     
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    Do you exercise at all? My arms and legs can go numb from sitting in my comfy chair flaming posters at USMB for hours on end.
    Walking.
    Light weight lifting.
    P90X.
    Yoga.

    Gotta' exercise regularly.
     
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    If he has some sort of nerve damage, that will not help the situation.

    There is something called
    Peripheral neuropathy often causes numbness and pain in your hands and feet. People typically describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning, while they may compare the loss of sensation to the feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove.
    Peripheral neuropathy is caused by nerve damage. It can result from such problems as traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.
    In many cases, peripheral neuropathy symptoms improve with time — especially if it's caused by an underlying condition that can be treated. A number of medications are often used to reduce the painful symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.



    Maybe you should ask your Dr, if that is a possibility
     

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