No Fun being in OZ
My mobility is becoming worse and I am also having neuropathy-type foot drag -- occasionally the toes on my right foot fold over and I don't feel them right away until I've scraped them on the floor or stairs! And my feet, (even though I think they are "up") aren't and I trip... I am unsteady. My husband is constantly having to steady me and help me maneuver on the occasions we leave the house or he pushes me in a transport chair.
These are NEW symptoms which have developed over the last two pulses. I have had problems with my right knee since the beginning of capi but these symptoms are different. My left knee and leg are now affected.
The last 2 pulses have hit my legs hard (and I am not even up to the full dose or days.) The bactrim I took for my recent bladder issues post pulse... tightened my legs up and it definitely hit some bugs that I don't think were previously addressed, but now walking is again very difficult.. I am contemplating getting a walker or cane just to get around in my house...
I had a dr. appt. last Friday and when I mentioned this to him, he surprisingly said "those are neurological signs".... to which I replied, uh, yeah. But no other recommendations.
I had an MRI last Spring (brain) and there were no lesions; BUT this was an "open air MRI unit" as I am severely claustrophobic. Should I request an MRI for my spine, just to be sure? Any comments on the "open air MRI's" sensitivity versus the standard-type MRI?
I'm becoming a bit worried as I feel like I am "freezing up" like the Tin Man.... where's that can of oil???