Anyone with decreased or absent reflexes???

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by GradgirlJen, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. GradgirlJen

    GradgirlJen New Member

    I would like to hear if any of you have absent or decreased reflexes in your knees or ankles? What were you told?

  2. sofy

    sofy New Member

    they always make a big deal on how sharp my knee reflexes are. Im not whure what it means. Im usually in such a daze I dont get half of what is goin on at my visits
  3. GradgirlJen

    GradgirlJen New Member

    It's so depressing now that I know something is really, really wrong with my body :eek:( I just start crying sometimes, like in class the other day, because I felt so dizzy and in pain. What is wrong with my reflexes and my nerves, why am I so tired! My knees are aching so bad right now, and my shoulders, neck, and I have killer photosensitivity, dizziness, I feel like poop.
  4. danisue22

    danisue22 New Member

    Don't have any reflexes but never had the sence about me to ask why.Fibro fog.It's always around the courner hiding some where.My knees and body are doing terrible things also.I feel like falling in a heap and forgeting about it all for awhile. Try to get some rest. Danisue
  5. JP

    JP New Member

    even with nerve damage, my reflexes are hyperactive. My thyroid disease, low estrogen and I believe FM can cause anxiety. The increased anxiety increases my reflexes and my heart rate. So far, only my Rheumatologist caught the reason for the hyperactivity. He orders labs to explain. My back doctors can see the nerve involvement on the film and don't understand why my reflexes are so sharp...I just watch them and wonder if they will put it together or not.

    take care,
  6. KristinaInCali

    KristinaInCali New Member

    Hi Jen. I have barely any reflexes and decreased sensation on my left side. I have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, FMS, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and mycoplasma infection. At this point, I don't know what illness is causing what symptom for certain.

  7. catgal

    catgal New Member

    I was referred to a Specialist by my primary physician as besides FM/CFS and a bunch of other stuff--I have advanced degenerative disc disease with multiple back problems.

    The Specialist banged and banged with his little rubber hammer and manually tried to manipulate my reflexes, but got no responses. He diagnosed me with nerve damage.

    He also said that I would need surgery to repair the nerve damage before it became permanent. Carol...
  8. pookiebyrd

    pookiebyrd New Member

    I have been told for years that i have no reflexes on my left side from the elbow down to the ankle... all my docs rheumy, neuro, neurosurgeons, etc... all tell me not to worry about it its ok.. that answer has always bothered me but none of them seem to think that it is a big deal. have been dx'd with bulging cervical disc, degenerative disc disease, pernicious anemia, they say it may be from the b-12 deficiency (pernicious anemia..

  9. lea

    lea Member

    What type of specialist did you see?

    thank you in advance

  10. karen55

    karen55 New Member

    reflex in my right foot (achilles tendon?). Anyway, you can thump and thump away, and nothing happens. It's one of the lasting effects from the first ruptured disk I had.