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Hello, I have been diagnosed with NMO and I have really bad nerve pain around my abdomen. It has my back in pain and my right side. I have tried several pain meds and nothing is giving me any relief. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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@nmo2016 what is NMO? What did Dr. Say? Is it Shingles? Can you explain more about this
@lioness no it's not shingles. Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) is a central nervous system disorder that primarily affects the eye nerves and the spinal cord. It occurs when your body's immune system reacts against its own cells in the central nervous system and mainly in the optic nerves and spinal cord, but sometimes the brain. I am taking a drug called imuran that help to suppress my immune system. I have a spot on my brain and spinal cord which now is slowly decreasing.
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@nmo2016 Thanks for the information I'm glad the medicine he is shrinking the spot.
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Its nice to hear its decreasing!!!!
You're welcome and thank you!
Friday I went for an EMG as one part of the tests I am taking to try to determine why my legs have gotten so week.
The doctor performing the test said my nerves are VERY angry.
She also said I was chronic, but acute!
Tomorrow I am going to a vascular doctor. Not sure what she will be doing.
At the end of the month I will go back to the neuro-surgeon to review all the test results and try to come up with a plan.
BTW…… Fell again yesterday. Luckily, I grabbed on to my car to prevent me from hitting the ground. Twisted my body, again. I am sitting in my chair with a hot pad and taking pain meds. Last time I fell, It took about 3 or 4 weeks to heal. Oh my!!!!
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