Conditions with symptom: 'paralysis'
Moebius syndrome is a rare condition that affects the 6th and 7th cranial nerves, resulting in paralysis of the muscles that control face and eye movements. Read more →
Spina Bifida is a term used to describe a series of birth defects that affect the central nervous system and the spine. Read more →
How does someone get the right referral? My son wants to die, he has planned to kill us both in the past, he self harms... He's 20 and feels everyone has given up on him. Only reason he's still alive is because I've convinced him every form of suicide he can think of is more likely to result in paralysis or being hooked up to a machine and he won't be able to try again, he'll be trapped. I'm terrified for him and he's in mental/emotional turmoil and desolation but the GP nor the hospital will refer him for psych diagnosis. I really think he is bi polar or something. :(
Check out this website, hopfully it might help shed some light on The Mental Health act which is a law that allows relatives and professionals to make decisions about an individuals treatment if they are not mentally capable of doing so. It sounds as if your son not only poses a danger to himeself but to others, which is good grounds for admittance to a psychiatric ward - which sounds scary but it is a step towards recovery. Mental illness is a tricky one and it's best to exhaust all avenues of information available to you so you can make an informed decision. Hope this information finds you well.
Hi, I saw this item on the show last night and this reminds me of my own problem with Bells Palsy for more than 4 years where I have semi paralysis of my face and suffer the same effects of having no proper smile, lack of suction, etc. Neither my GP or I had found a treatment, would the procedure on the show provide a solution ? Regs Eddie
I have a problem where when I’m coming out of a dream, I have sudden awareness that I am actually still asleep and panic. I desperately struggle to wake up but my body won’t respond. Eventually when I manage to wake up I am absolutely terrified. This happens a lot. Is this a form of sleep paralysis?Either way, it’s ruining my sleep because I’m often too scared to go to sleep. What's happening to me?
Hi,I get severe pain in my left thumb after a play fjght with my son more than a year ago, if I tap or knock it of something, the pain is very severe and causes paralysis to the whole hand for a few minutes and the pain brings me to my knees. I also get shooting pain in the hand which hasstarted to disturb my sleep. Xrays came back fine and the doctor has put me on painkillers as he seems unsure what to do next.
Hi, im a 20 year old female and have had mobility problems since the age of 9. I've been told i have growing pains, hypermobility syndrome, artheritis, multiple sclerosis but all tests and scans have come back clear. My syptoms seem to be getting worse and more frequent. Over the past year my symptoms seem to include paralysis in my back and in my legs. I also have problems with my wrists, hips, shoulders and ankles. I have not yet met a doctor or specialist who knows what is wrong and have today been told that there is nothing else anyone can do. I've had no injuries or accidents that could have caused any of the pains. Does anyone have any ideas what it could be?
Please see Professor Rodney Grahame, the world specialist on Ehlers-Danlos (hypermobility) for a definitive diagnosis (London). There is an international Fascia Congress site which has useful information for the various forms of what is now called hypermobility but has various manifestations. You need to keep exercising (moderately) and therefore need to see an exercise therapist or personal trainer (not a physio)as strong muscles will continue to support weak joints. Good luck.
I'm 33 and I have had night terrors/sleep paralysis since I was 5. I've had traumatic events spread across my lifetime varying from molestation to rape to many cases of domestic violence. In times of stress my night terrors happen at any time of the night and multiple times a night, up to as many as 20 times. Most of the time, when I wake up from one, I reorient myself to my surroundings, fall back asleep, and within seconds they happen again. The night terrors include being held down, fondled, whispered to, poked and tickled by dark figures, always men. Sometimes it feels like the bed is vibrating and my head is "swooshing" and other times it seems like I'm flipping in mid-air or there is a loud ringing in my ears. Many times I open my eyes and "see" objects floating or feel that an object in the room is causing my night terror. I try to get out of the "dream" because once I know what is happening I attempt to thrash around and roll off the bed, hoping to wake myself up. It feels like I'm literally achieving just that but I finally wake up on the bed gripping the sheets or grabbing at the air. The past year or more I have been free of the night terrors. I attribute this to finding a partner whom I truly trust and feel greatly loved by and safe with. My partner has seen me have the night terrors at the beginning of living together but they gradually went away. Unfortunately, few months ago I was in a car accident with my mom. We both sustained serious injuries, hers are worse than mine but now I stay at her house with my partner to help her with household duties as my mom's back is severely broken. My night terrors are back. This time there are now women whispering and screaming in the distance. (Maybe because my mom cries out in pain several times a day?) My partner over the years learned to wake me as soon as I begin breathing hard/fast in my sleep as this is the only signal I can give that I am having sleep paralysis. After my partner wakes me I end up turning on the lights, sometimes snacking on something, and doing something to distract myself. This can take hours since I'm incredibly susceptible to instant recurrent night terrors. In fact, I just woke up from a 30 minute battle (with the screaming women/vibrating bed). I woke up and searched adult night terrors then found this website. As I read some of the other stories above I almost had to skip parts because I worried they would trigger me since they were frighteningly similar to my problems. I do not wish to take medicine, as holistic approaches to many things have been successful for me. I feel meditation/relaxation techniques in the daytime will help clear my mind since I have not done any meditation since the accident. I will say, I once overcame a severe night terror. I was being held down by dark figures and I refused to be "taken advantage of." So I tried to stand up (in the dream) but had great difficulty. However, I was determined and stood straight up from a lying position with no assistance from my hands or bending of my knees. It was incredibly empowering. I still had night terrors after that but they happened less. This time around, I have been trying to overcome the night terrors but it seems I've lost my touch and end up "giving in" to the fight. I don't really give up but I wake up terrified. That being said: Has anyone else been successful with overcoming night terrors with sheer willpower and without medications? It's a tiresome fight and I need some reassurance.
Thanks for posting the above I was sexual abused from 4-15 as far back as I can rember I have been having them since 15 but got control of It for 2 years watched the programme It hit a nerve but I can feel the effects of me hitting myself off the wall feeling trapped.
I was involved in a motorcycle accident back in June, 1972 when I was 14 years of age, which compressed my spine at 7th and 8th thoracic vertebrae, leaving me paraplegic requiring a wheelchair for mobility, with no feeling below my ribs. For years, until 2008, I used a condom catheter since I lost voluntary control over my bladder and urination, but due to more sustained leakage because of slippage, I now have a supra-pub catheter inserted into my bladder, bypassing my penis. I have learned to deal with being paralyzed, which includes lack of feeling and usage of my lower body, that is all but sexual dysfunction. I miss the feeling provided by sexual activity tremendously! I haven't had an orgasm since before the accident. I still have full erections, both due to manual stimulation as well as spontaneously; however, when my penis is in relaxed state, it withdraws until it...disappears! It recedes and drops out of sight. It becomes so embarrassing that I can't find the courage to talk to my doctor about the issue! The whole reproductive paralysis issue has been so embarrassing, such as penal withdrawal during foreplay, that I have not attempted intercourse. Yes, you heard me right, I have never had the full sexual act. Am I the only one to have such problems? Is my life going to continue to be sexless?
i'm no expert in the medical sense about your penis but i wouldn't worry about living your life sexless. if you find the right woman she will understand and help you through it. you just need to remember if any woman doesn't stick around because of it then she is not worth being with. get the courage to talk to your doctor about the disappearing penis but i would think its not a big deal as my ex partner had the same thing happening from time to time. hope things get better for you
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