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    CMT post COVID

    Has anyone else here caught COVID, and found the progression of their CMT pick up in speed? I had COVID a little over a year ago, right at the start of 2022, and while I didn’t get that sick, this past year my levels of neuropathic pain have really increased quite a lot, and I’ve definitely noticed that I’ve lost more muscle in my lower legs than I would have expected to over one year, when I’ve made sure to continue to use those muscles as much as I can bear. I also have started to have serious cramping in my hands several times a day.
    Last I looked into Charcot-Marie-Tooth and COVID, there wasn’t really any information beyond ‘probably not a great combination’, so I’m wondering if there’s anyone with first hand experience with all this.
    I’ve heard COVID referred to as a stress test on your body— any conditions you were unaware of will be brought out so you are aware of them, and any conditions you already knew about or had symptoms of will be made worse, which really does feel accurate for what it’s been like for me this past year
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    I’m new here!

    Hi, my name is Stanton2640. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story.

    #MightyTogether #charcot-Marie-ToothDisease

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    Food for thought

    So I've finally gotten a good gp, they listen and they believe CMT could be a real possibility. I also have EDS and my mobility is really effected. I use a wheelchair outside and a stick inside, now going to a crutch. I just want to know if it's CMT. I have so many symptoms and they are getting worse while many scratch their heads. I've been told by a neurologist is not MS but your reflexes are bad, drop foot, weakness, feeling like water is trickling down my legs and hands, pain and cramps and tremors. I love art but my hands are getting worse. I just needed to vent really. I hope they work it out but I know at 26 my life mobility wise isn't getting better and won't, whether it's CMT & EDS or just EDS... #EDS #CharcotMarieToothDisease #CMT #MOBILITYISSUE #Wheelchair #WheelchairUser #tired

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    Constant suffering with no answers #CharcotMarieToothDisease #ChronicPain

    This is my first post. My job is getting sick of me not being able to work. Without my job I lose healthcare to treat whatever this is causing my body to shut down. My fiance is sick of me being negative and has thoughts of leaving me. I understand why he would. I don't even want to be with me anymore. My body is attacking every bit of it piece by piece. Numbness in leg and foot is how it started 6 months ago. Then lower back pain that shot from my bottom pelvis to my keck. Found out its 2 herniated disc's abs spine degenerative plus blocked nerve pathways. Broke both my feet falling a month ago. What should've been a sprain turned out to be both ankles and the bone on the outside of my foot. Had 12 out of 100 vitamin D levels. Blood work is positive for autoimmune deficiency but no one can figure out what kind. I'm seeing a neurologist, cardiologist, orthopedic, and spinal doctor. My ortho suspects Charcot-Marie-Tooth but i can't find a neuromuscular doctor with availability. I just had a steroid injection on my lower spine to heal my herniated disc. But after the fetnyl wore off I'm back in the same pain. Unable to sleep, barely able to work and can't stay positive to keep my family happy I feel like my body is slowly dying and I should be in a nursing home. I'm 44 years old. Yes I spent 15 years working in restaurants trying to raise my kids on my own. Dealing with 12 hour shifts hard labor and now I'm paying the price. I can't seem to get my fiance to understand how hard this is to cope with. And just faking a smile feels impossible.

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    I’m new here!

    Hi, my name is mommawheels. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story.

    #MightyTogether #charcot-Marie-ToothDisease #VocalCordDysfunction #Gastroparesis

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    Can’t speak up for myself #MajorDepressiveDisorder #CPTSD #ChronicDepression #ChronicIllness #CharcotMarieToothDisease

    I have so much trouble with boundaries and people pleasing. I offered to cover a shift tonight for a coworker, three weeks ago. My memory is terrible too and I did so without thinking I work first shift tomorrow. So I’m scheduled to work 16 hours from 11 pm tonight until 3 pm tomorrow afternoon. Now I’m struggling with my depression and I’m in terrible physical pain due to my CMT. All day I have considered calling in and I haven’t because I feel like I have no right to since I got myself into this mess, even if I had no idea I’d be doing poorly today. I tend to never tell people my limits because I don’t want them to think I’m weak or because I feel like I’ll upset them. I don’t believe my problems are any worse than anyone else’s, actually if anything I tend to minimize my own problems. I can’t stand the thought of anyone being angry or upset with me even if it means I suffer in the end. I know what my limits are and they are much lower than many peoples but I push myself until I break to please others. So here I am doing that again. My anxiety over making others angry with me has caused me to procrastinate and it’s now too late to call in and now my anxiety over breaking down at work is taking over. My thoughts are going down a dark path. I hate who I am! #CheckInWithMe #MajorDepression #Anxiety #ChronicPain #boundaries #SuicidalThoughts

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    Pain #ChronicPain #CharcotMarieToothDisease #emotionalpain #CPTSD #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Anxiety

    I came here because I know people understand. I’m at work, working a double shift. I started out having a great day then the heaviness and anxiety set in, followed by intrusive thoughts. Now I’m in physical pain on top of that. I keep smiling and acting like I’m fine to my co-worker and clients and I’m not fine at all. I’m tired of feeling terrible so often, I’m tired of thinking I’m a downer, a burden. I’m tired of faking ok. #CheckInWithMe

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