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Originally posted by _EyesOpen_
Could it be that she is having some sort of severe allergic reaction to the drug?
Originally posted by SLAYER69
I would be happy to send his contact info but not in a general forum I'll send you his info via U2U look at the top of the page menu and click on the red U2U
Originally posted by Mayacara
Was your relative taking any medication which was stopped when she was given this drug? Reason I ask is that withdrawal from some anti-depressant drugs can cause "electric shock" type symptoms.
quote]No,she was'nt taking anything.She was only sixteen .A typical age for Hodgkins disease.But i see what you're saying.Thanks Candy
Thanks Pieman,It messed with her head as she was only sixteen at the time and suffering really badly on and off.We agreed to see a psychologist and it was her that said that my loved ones head was messed up by being constantly told she was imagining it simply because they had never seen this before.Our own GP suggested the reason they were reluctant to admit there was a problem was under the rules ,if there is any effect like this it has to be taken off the market.How true this is I don't know.I was myself that actually suggested it was neuropathy in the frst place.They would'nt have it at first but I insisted so they accepted it in the end and I diagnosed it from the internet.Very frustrating when you have to watch theone you love in extreme pain and discomfort.We've seen a neurologist since who has confirmed there is nerve damage but even he backed his buddies in the proffession up and said it was psychological.However ,on the bright side the Cheif Registrar who oprated on my relative believes us,as does my GP,so there is abit of a silver lining.
Originally posted by pieman
i don't see why the diagnosis that there was no physical cause should mess with your relatives head, i've had to do a quick google to check what exactly polyneuropathy is, and there seems to be tests for it. it seems to be, basically, random pain signals from the nerves.
seriously, doctors and scientists understand little enough about nerves and their relation to sensation. considering that amputees often complain about pain or itching in their removed limb, even movement, where there is absolutely no physical cause, because there is no limb, then it's clear that there isn't such a clear cause and effect between the nerve ending and the sensation. wiki on phantom limb it might not be the same mechanism in your relatives case, but the same lack of understanding exists on the part of the medical profession.
just because the pain in your relatives leg is caused by a problem in her head rather than a problem in her leg, doesn't mean she's imagining the pain or that she's crazy. if you think of a nerve as a cable between a speaker and a stereo, weather the distortion is caused by the connection to the speaker or the connection to the stereo doesn't matter, the distortion is there none the less.
i'm sorry i can't offer any advice on dealing with it or treatment or whatever, i just feel that this girl could have been saved some heart ache, at least, if someone had explained these facts to her straight away