Oct 122007

Sad and shocked to see a resurgence of Lhermitte’s Sign last week. In fact I think it has been a couple years since the last time I had this problem/sensation. Making matters worse I think this was the worst that the Lhermitte’s has ever been; at the worst I could barely move my head without sending shocks down my spine. On the plus side I am on the bitter end of it, and currently I have to try very hard to activate the sensation. I guess nothing like an irritating cervical lesion to give you the warm fuzzies about your treatment.

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  1. Ah, yes, the Hermit. That was what got me seeking treatment in the first place – short sharp shocks when I was walking, and looked down – and at first my doctor and I thought it was something orthopaedic e.g a slipped disc in my neck.
    The orthopaedic specialist sent me for a MRI, then to a neurologist, and you can probably guess the rest: MS. This was 3 years ago, and The Hermit never goes away totally, but I seem to have adapted: I avoid bending my head forward quickly, it’s a habit now.

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