posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 09:58 PM
reply to post by tvtexan
It's very real for me and I hope you and your ex-wife can find some answers. I know the majority of doctors I've been to are hellbent on getting you
in and out with a name-brand prescription as fast as possible. Although I've never spoken to a doctor on this specific topic, to be fair.
I did speak with my childhood family doctor about the sleep paralysis episodes I used to have and he didn't treat me like I was crazy at all. He
called it cataplexy and said he had suffered the same thing in his youth.
Also, I had surgery in 2006 to repair a rare spinal cord condition called Tethered Cord Syndrome, something I might do another thread on at some
point. I was having a host of physical problems beginning in 2003 and saw numerous doctors, most of whom gave me the "crazy" treatment and
prescribed me an anti-depressant, under the guise that "in small amounts certain anti-depressants can be used to treat pain." Yeah right.
So I never took any of the anti-depressants and kept going to more and more doctors as the pain in my abdomen, back, neck, shoulders increased, and
(unfortunately) urological and reproductive functions began to be painful also.
Finally in 2006, after three years, I got a call from an 81-year-old neurosurgeon that had seen MRIs of my back, sent to him by a urologist that
couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. I went to his office and this 81-year-old genius with white hair and a thick Japanese accent proceeded
to explain that I had Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, which meant that I had the wrong kind of tissue on the bottom of my spinal cord, causing all
kinds of havoc all over my body.
It's apparently very rare and I'm lucky that Dr. Yamada in Fontana, California came across my MRI. But it came after fighting the "crazy"
treatment for three years.