'Sever degenerative disc disease' and 'stenosis' at C3-4 and
Going on ten years now. The manifestations have changed over the years. Having
new MRIs done in ten days.
Has anyone heard of this 'symptom'. I described it first as a lead filled vest
that was then plugged into an air compressor, so that besides weigh, there was
Then a FB friend said hers was like bungy cords around her chest. And I amended
mine to wearing a corset of chain mail.
After MUCH Googling, I finally found a site someplace that cites the symptoms
of MS very often mimic the manifestations of cervical stenosis occurring at
C3-4 and C4-5. My FB friend was finally ‘diagnosed’ with Transverse Myelitis. She
has lesions at C3-4 and C4-5. My damaged discs are ‘anterior’.
My latest evidence appears to be a loss of appetite and weight. Down 30 pounds
in about a month, but now hovering at 135. I look in the mirror and wonder
where I went!
I can only ascribe this so far to my previously mentioned issues, as chest Xrays
are CLEAR, recent angiogram and cardiologist visits assure a ‘good heart’ and
circulation, CT scan shows zip and an endoscopy revealed nothing out of the ordinary.
For some reason, August 2009 sticks in my mind for my first MRI. This will be the
second. My latest searches yield that these symptoms are all ALSO present with
spinal tumors. It seems the only thing ‘lacking’ is a constant, nagging,
If you’ve been through any of this, I’d love to hear about it.
Thanx for reading.