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Numbness, Weakness, and Lost function in toes - Lions Mane and nootropics?

I'm too scared to look at my MRI and Xray results. I don't want to have the surgery. Seeing the Surgeon again next week.


I can't bend my big toes up on both my feet.

I can't curl my toes on my left foot t all. So I can't do the calf raise on my left leg, and my ankle is pretty weak too. 

And I'm in so much pain when the anti-inflammatory wears of. 

Self medicating with Diclofenac and anabolics. Because no insurance, and I grew up in an immigrant community, so survivalism habits die hard.

It's been two months. I don't know what to do other than more acupuncture. I did 10 sessions of HBOT, but that was like $1000. I do feel better though.

Also considering doing a Platelet Rich Plasma epidural. But have to find an experienced doctor here in LA to do it. 

Open to suggestions.


Taking Lions Mane and experimental nootropics the last two has eliminated all the tingling! 

I pray that if I keep my current protocol the nerves may heal.

But the Orthopedic Surgeon hinted that I may have complete severs, as he mentioned that I may never be able to do a calf raise on my left foot again, even after surgery.  

The very tips of my toes on the left foot, there is no "numbness" per se, because its like they are not even there. I mean I can feel pain if I pinch the skin, but internally, it feels dead. 


Really desperate here, to find another mad scientist like myself, who may have had some luck with stimulting NGF and BDNF and regaining function.



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