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    Sep 10, 2006, 09:23 AM
    My friend is in serious trouble
    My friend is 15 , and 2 nights ago her leg started ot go numb . She went to bed and when she woke up her entire left die, whole face, and tongue were completely numb. She went to the er but no one had an inkling as to what's wrong with her. She had bad vertigo, but that was because her ears were really clogged up by her sinus's. She also had been twitching more and more often the past few months and has severe joint pain(they said that was from how double jointed she was). She had a catscan but they didn't find anything. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. I'm really scared and want to help in some way, but I don't know what to do.
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    Sep 10, 2006, 09:40 AM
    Is she on any medication? Under a lot of stress maybe?
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    Sep 10, 2006, 09:42 AM
    It can be so many things, I am sure that the doctors will find something before long. If her local doctors can not find something I am sure her parents will take her to more specialists if they need to. We will keep her in our prayers
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    Sep 10, 2006, 09:45 AM
    No, she is not on any medications. She is a vegetarian. And she was on an antibiotic for her sinus's but she's taken that probably once a year forever. She has a sinus infection at lest once a year.
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    Sep 10, 2006, 09:46 AM
    Thank you fr chuck. It makes me feel a little better.
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    Sep 10, 2006, 09:47 AM
    I am wondering if this could be a condition called Bells' Palsy. This is how it manifests itself. Understand that this condition is not dangerous or life threatening in any way, only a little hard to deal with.

    Bells Palsy can be hard to diagnose.

    Hoestly, being a vegitarian really has no bearing on this. I just hope that she gets the protein that she needs. Protein is very good for muscle coordination.

    Oh, yeah, and Bell's Palsy is known to rear it's head between the ages of 13 and 18.
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    Sep 10, 2006, 09:56 AM
    Another question. Does she have a hard time closing her left eye now? Is she drooling from the left side of the mouth?

    All of these are indicators of Bell's Palsy or Bell's Phenomenon

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