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Cold, wet feeling on legs and arms

From: kathryn - on 02/18/2012 12:25pm

Don't want to sound like I'm crazy, but lately I keep getting this cold, wet feeling on my arms and legs. I just had cervical spine fusion 3 months ago, but I also have problems with my lower back. I do know that I have a pinched nerve at L5-S1. Could this be the problem? I've been trying to Google these symptoms and now I'm nervous because many people who also have this feeling have other medical issues like Lupus, MS or UCTD. Does anyone else have this feeling? Please tell me it's nothing serious.

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on 02/22/2012 8:44am

I wish I could tell you that it is nothing serious...I had that feeling in my legs a few years ago and ended up having spinal stenosis surgery. If my stupid surgeon did not go after a defect in my back I think I would be OK today..........But then again all of my disks are laying on top of each other. I won't have that surgery. My game plan now is procedures when the pain gets so bad that I can't walk. Pinched nerves are sucky too! Had that surgery and it helped at first. I just have to deal with the pain on a daily basis.I always try to keep a smile on my face. It is not easy but what else am I gonna do?CRY? Ah, NO!! Just keep on plugging away at the doctor until they figure out a plan. Don't worry what other people say because they have no clue what is going on with you. Sounds like your back is really messed up (like Mine). Try to take everyrthing in stride. Sometimes I wonder if back problems offset other conditions. Oh, and back to the cold, wet feeling, that you can deal with, but if your legs go numb it means surgery. I wish you all the best and try to keep your chin up!!! Take Care

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on 02/22/2012 8:45am

I wish I could tell you that it is nothing serious...I had that feeling in my legs a few years ago and ended up having spinal stenosis surgery. If my stupid surgeon did not go after a defect in my back I think I would be OK today..........But then again all of my disks are laying on top of each other. I won't have that surgery. My game plan now is procedures when the pain gets so bad that I can't walk. Pinched nerves are sucky too! Had that surgery and it helped at first. I just have to deal with the pain on a daily basis.I always try to keep a smile on my face. It is not easy but what else am I gonna do?CRY? Ah, NO!! Just keep on plugging away at the doctor until they figure out a plan. Don't worry what other people say because they have no clue what is going on with you. Sounds like your back is really messed up (like Mine). Try to take everyrthing in stride. Sometimes I wonder if back problems offset other conditions. Oh, and back to the cold, wet feeling, that you can deal with, but if your legs go numb it means surgery. I wish you all the best and try to keep your chin up!!! Take Care

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on 02/23/2012 6:24pm

I sort of thought this was the problem.... the nerves. It's just such a weird feeling. My entire spine is a wreck from top to bottom. I've recently had cervical spinal surgery fusing C3 to C7. Oh, now that's a real picnic! But now my lower back has been giving me problems as well. This cold, wet feeling is driving me nuts! Going for another steroid injection in the back on Saturday. It's just like you said, no sense in complaining. I too just go around with a smile everyday and whenever someone asks how I feel I tell them OK. I always think to myself that I could be worse, but I wish the pain would go away, even just for a little while every now and then. I could use a break from it as I'm sure you have the same feeling. Hope you start to feel better soon.

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