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Possible misdiagnosis, paralysis - second opinion in the US?

I have a friend (living in the US) who's been affected by a puzzling case of right-body paralysis out of nowhere. 4 months into physical therapy, I'm afraid she's been misdiagnosed and we both want to fight for second opinion. How can it be done? [more inside]
posted by 9080 on Mar 30, 2015 - 6 answers

Decisions, decisions...

How can I avoid analysis paralysis in decision-making and pick what's "right for me" more consistently? How can I minimize regret? [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Mar 4, 2013 - 25 answers

High Anxiety

Has anyone gone through a period of time where they can't get up in the morning from anxiety. It's not that I am tired, I just feel so much anxiety and this overwhelming feeling that whatever I do will not be enough that it is almost paralyzing me. I have been taking some Xanax but it doesn't really help. The worst thing is that I have these feelings of dread and hopelessness about the future most of the time and i don't know how to get around this. Has anyone gone through a period of time like this where they are barely functioning? I can't stand this anymore even though it's only been about a week.
posted by nidora on Nov 18, 2012 - 14 answers

Helplessness at a busy crosswalk

Can you help me identify a 25+ year-old short story that describes someone unable to cross a city street? [more inside]
posted by argonauta on Nov 13, 2012 - 10 answers

Is this paralyzed dog always going to be in pain?

Mini Daschund with Intervertebral Disk Disease: Your experiences and advice, should we put her to sleep, or could she improve? [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Dec 29, 2011 - 16 answers

The Old Hag?

There is a painting by William Blake depicting a hag/imp like creature sitting on the chest of a naked sleeper. I believe it's meant to be a representation of the experience of sleep paralysis. My google is failing - does anyone know the title of the painting? [more inside]
posted by chmmr on Oct 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Love In A Void

My other half seems utterly paralyzed. How do I talk to him about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2011 - 22 answers

"Locked-in syndrome" from bad drugs?

An underground chemist messed up a batch of -- something -- and caused an outbreak of locked-in syndrome (ie total paralysis) in, like, a half dozen people. I remember reading about this somewhere. (Was it in the Butterfly and the Bell Jar?) Does anyone know the whole story? [more inside]
posted by ACF on Jul 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Looking for a book about what it's like to be paralyzed from the waist down in a wheelchair.

I'm looking for a book that will give me a full and complete sense (down to the nitty-gritty) of what it's like to be paralyzed from the waist down and to live life in a wheelchair. I've looked at some very clinical manuals that do explain things, but the wording is very dry. I'm looking for an account that is more personal. I'm hoping some of you could suggest some good ones you have read.
posted by Sully on May 25, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me get over financial paralysis.

I'm married, in my mid 30s, with one dependent. My family desperately needs to get a financial plan and I've got a great recommendation for a financial advisor but I can't get myself to make the appointment. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Stilled Life

What are some literary works that depict or are written in the voice of someone who is paralyzed or who, for medical and/or existential reasons, cannot move his/her body without great effort? [more inside]
posted by taramosalata on Oct 7, 2010 - 14 answers

My legs don't work!

I have an unusual memory from childhood that I have always wondered about. Was it partial sleep paralysis? Circulation cut off? A dream? [more inside]
posted by batonthefueltank on Jul 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Why couldn't I move?

YANMD but what on earth happened to me last night? Why couldn't I move? [more inside]
posted by sunnichka on Jun 22, 2010 - 39 answers

How can I help my sister with her debilitating scoliosis?

Why has my sister's scoliosis suddenly resulted in partial paralysis, and what treatments are available to help her? [more inside]
posted by ajarbaday on Nov 24, 2009 - 19 answers

What chance does our cat have of recovery after seizures and coma?

Cat in recovery from suspected poisoning. Came out of post-seizure coma, now has suspected blindness, partial paralysis. What do we do next? [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397 on Jul 23, 2009 - 20 answers

Paging Julia Cameron!

Published writers, how did you deal with post-sale paralysis? [more inside]
posted by mynameisluka on Jul 11, 2009 - 15 answers

Peter Block books and more?

First world problems, analysis paralysis, and personal actualization: Book's similar to Peter Block's The Answer to How Is Yes? I haven't even read this book, actually. But, I probably will. Clarification inside. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Dec 20, 2008 - 1 answer

unemployed and paralyzed.

What can an unemployed quadriplegic do to supplement his income? [more inside]
posted by levijk on Jun 20, 2008 - 15 answers

Fear is the little death. Fear is the mind killer.

Have you ever found yourself paralyzed with indecision? How did you break through? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Dec 1, 2006 - 20 answers

Can paralysis disappear from a high impact hit?

In the show LOST, a character who was previously paralyzed regains full motor skills due (presumably) to the plane crash. Is this possible, or has this ever happened? [more inside]
posted by spiderskull on Jan 23, 2006 - 14 answers

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