What Is Stiff Person Syndrome?

What is Stiff Person Syndrome?
Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS) is a rare disease of the nervous system. Progressively severe muscle stiffness typically develops in the spine and lower extremities; often beginning very subtly during a period of emotional stress. Most patients experience painful episodic muscle spasms that are triggered by sudden stimuli. An auto-immune component is typical and patients often have other auto-immune disorders….

Stiff Person Syndrome

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Living With Stiff Person Syndrome

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  1. HELLO DEBBIE,
    I WAS ON A SUPPORT GROUP FOR MY DIAGNOSIS OF (SMS), IN 2001 TILL RIGHT AFTER THE NOTIFICATION OF STEPHENS HYDE PASSING ON; STEPHEN WAS THE MODERATER OF THE GROUP. I HOPE YOU ARE THE DEBBIE I GREW TO KNOW ON THIS GROUP AND PRAY THAT THIS FINDS YOU WELL. IF MEMORY SERVES ME CORRECTLY YOU ARE A NURSE.
    DO YOU KNOW HOW THE VIRGINIA PEACH, THE TWO MIKES,& THE OTHERS ARE DOING? PLEASE EXCUSE MY MEMORY, TIME, ILLNESS, AND MEDS., DON’T HELP MINE!
    I REMEMBER WHEN OUR GROUP WAS PUTTING TOGETHER A MAP OF WHERE EVERYONE WAS LOCATED IN HOPES OF FINDING A COMMON THREAD TO THIS ILLNESS. I ASKED, “WHERE’S WALDO”???
    WE FILLED OUT A SURVEY IN HOPE OF SOME ANSWERS AS TO THE CAUSE OF THIS SYNDROME, I AM NO CLOSER TO THAT ANSWER TODAY THAN I WAS BACK THEN. I TOO AM SHADOW BOXING, I MUST ADMIT TO RINGING THE BELL MYSELF WHEN I KNOW I’VE BEEN BEATEN DOWN SO MUCH THAT I CAN NO LONGER FOLLOW MY SHADOW.
    I WAS DIAGNOISED WITH HYPOTHYROIDISM 12 DAYS AGO; MY HUSBAND FOUND YOUR BEAUTIFUL SITE WHILE SEARCHING FOR A CONNECTION BETWEEN SPS AND HYPOTHYROIDISM. I HAD NO IDEA THAT THE TWO ARE CONNECTED.
    FROM YOUR WRITINGS I AM ALMOST POSSITIVE I HAVE FOUND THE DEBBIE I SPEAK OF; YOU ALWAYS OFFERED WORDS OF ENCOURACHMENT AND HOPE IN THE QUOTES YOU POSTED IN ALL OF YOUR E-MAILS TO THE GROUP MEMBERS.
    PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOU RECEIVED THIS.
    MY THE LORD HOLD YOU GENTLY IN THE PALM OF HIS HANDS….
    STICKMANWI-SUZIE Q.

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