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Heriditary Parsonage Turner Syndrome

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:44 pm
by elvenflow
Hello, glad to find this forum :) . I have a hereditary axonal neuropathy. Parsonage Turner Syndrome. My Dad, my Grandmother and my Great Uncle had it, that we know of. I have had EMGs and been through the mill with doctors. Just lost all my teeth (tooth issues are related) and had a really bad attack. Steroids do help me if they catch it soon enough, but they are only good short term, in my experience. I am asymmetrical, limp noticeably and cannot elevate the left arm above a 90 degree angle. Thanks to doctors being clueless I mostly see a naturopath and do alternative stuff for pain management, but would love to find a specialist who is interested in sensory neuropathies with the idea of at least providing some research data to somebody about this rare condition. My 15 year old nephew has it, as well. Would love to connect with someone who is not an immediate family member for coping skill suggestions. At the moment I have no appetite at all, which is common during exacerbations.

Re: Heriditary Parsonage Turner Syndrome

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:28 am
by Master DIVER TOM
Wow, you have come far dealing with the fact of adapting your way in life ;)
I do know by me and post dealing with pain , trigger so much emotional issues to :shock:
Pain and dealing with our emotional issues. :evil: :twisted: anxiety for stress and pain is a part of these injuries no matter when they happen.
It is Tough being us , What direction to do :roll: this is a life long Quest ;) :D For all of us by post, :roll:
After driving a semi for years with birth erbs was a very pain-full life, We all are a glutton for pain our way in are trys, remembering the positive outcome we adapted to stay positive in the face of the emotional change of our challenges in life to adapt or here genetic, by posts :shock:
It always a challenge to stay positive , when there is so much wrong around us. :evil: :shock:
We all come far by trying ;) Keeping a grip, well , I slip to by post :shock:
We all are doing great by post,
Best thing for pain is water any way you can do it ;) :D I like a hot tube and a deep massage to loosen up tight mussels and nerves,
I did this often driving a semi with birth erbs, Ouch with a smile :shock: We all try and try again :D You guys make me :shock: :D :D
Just Thinking ;) :shock: :roll:
Tom

Re: Heriditary Parsonage Turner Syndrome

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:14 pm
by elvenflow
I'm not sure if its in board policy to mention what I do, but I am in Oregon :mrgreen: and it helps a great deal. Did have to do a steroid burst with the most recent exacerbation, then I got shingles.... :roll:

Re: Heriditary Parsonage Turner Syndrome

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:42 am
by Master DIVER TOM
Very interesting ;) :
Its more about , Hugs in trying to adapt here,
Just help here is needed,
Judgement of a post or find away to have a life with , what ever :roll: Just post to help, Yeah. Giving a helping hand , and lack of response, happen to ;) :shock: :D
Here is more about sharing, :shock: ;) :D
We all try to help here, :shock: ;) Will it help????
No clue, but Hugs :shock: ;) :D
Tom

Re: Heriditary Parsonage Turner Syndrome

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:34 am
by Master DIVER TOM
This is interesting thing :shock:
I have issues in gramer and being redoneant,
NO one cares brcause we try to help our way ;) :D There is a Non Judgement in trying here :D
Tom

Re: Heriditary Parsonage Turner Syndrome

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:18 pm
by Carolyn J
"elvenflow",
I "got Oregon..."....we get pain relief any way that works for us individually!.
Hugs<<<<HUG)))))) 8-)
"gramma" Carolyn J
LOBPI/76

Re: Heriditary Parsonage Turner Syndrome

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:32 am
by elvenflow
Nerve disorders sure are individual, that is for sure. My grandmother tried everything including radiation and gold salts, back in the day. Hydrotherapy at an old time spa was amazing, she used to tell me about her visit to Germany.

I wish there was more awareness of this. Dad's arm first became paralyzed when the got a morphine shot for a gallstone attack, and doctors just acted confused. If we can post pics I have great comparisons of mine and Dad's facial asymmetry, pretty trippy because we look like identical twins, not parent and child. Genes are amazing, except they do tend to mess up!