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When I recently had West Nile Virus, I experienced a very painful spot oin my upper right arm as well as a feeling as if a baloon is attached to my spine. The active disease is over, but the symptoms are still with me.

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

The symptoms remain the same. My blood pressure spiked when the disease was active and it is still higher than normal, but gradually going down and sometimes is normal - about 112 over 60, but sometimes 156 over 70.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have pernicious anemia for which I take B12 injections and I had a stroke nearly four years ago. I was given blood thinners which I have learned are a no-no for people with PA. (I do not have A-Fib) They left me with numbness in both legs. I was also prescribed Cipro which caused me horrible pain and permanent damage to my lower right leg. An MRI showed a non-removeable substance.but I don't think that has anything to do with the current symptoms. I have felt very worn out since I had West Nile. Also, I have little sleep each night because I wake up frequently beecause of the numbing pain in my legs and pain from Cipro damage.

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