I hurt my back at work. It hurt enough to make work difficult, and so I wen to the Immediate Care. There, i was prescribed Lyrica and Prednisone. After taking these for two days, I was taken by ambulance to the emergency room.
I was unable to move, and unable to communicate. Watching TV, I told my fiance I needed to stretch my legs. The next thing I recall was a paramedic sitting next to me on the bed.
"Can you squeeze my hands"? no
In the ambulance-someone is checking between my fingers, between my toes. I know they think this is drug related. They're asking me if I've done something to myself, taken too many pills...Have you met my family? I think; Do you know how lucky I am? I wish I could protest.
I can spit out each letter of my last name. Slowly. Mostly the paramedics are asking me questions, but by the time I can figure out what they want to know, they're asking another question.
My family's in the emergency room to see me.
I was discharge the next day. My family was told I was probably allergic to the Lyrica. I was given a prescription for benedryl, and was to keep taking the prednisone.
Another two days went by, again I was taken by ambulance to the emergency room. Same problem.
This time, an MRI is done, and I ask my mom to take a video of me, so that I may see what they're seeing. You can view some of the video on the left of this screen.
I have small bits of time during which I'm able to communicate and move, and after two days in the hospital, I was discharged with the diagnosis "general weakness".
A full recovery, of course! A few days after my discharge, I was able to write again. I'm still regaining my ability to walk, and hope to be able to go back to work soon. I am trying to get into U.W. (Wisconsin), to get a much needed EEG. I am terrified this will happen to me again (my family even more so), and would really like to get the answer to what happened to me in the first place.
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