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  • The MS Hug

    Hello everyone  One symptom that seems to stay with me is the MS Hug.  Ugggghhh!  It just feels like a tight corset around my ribcage. At times it gets even tighter. Anyone experience this and have any ideas how to get some relief??  This is driving me crazy.  I have had...

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  • Possible MS?

    Before I begin, I'm seeing a specialist soon. I'm a medically retired veteran suffering from severe PTSD. A few months ago, I posted about my ankle on a different part of this website. To keep it simple, I suddenly experienced sharp and intense pain in my right ankle and the leg would give on...

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  • Stomach issues, GERD, possible MS, and vitamin D deficiency

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and thank you for any responses up front. I recently returned from college back home for the summer and was struck with what I was told by every doctor to be a bad stomach virus. I was put on Prilosec and then Zantac and have been this way for almost 3 months. I have now...

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  • mri results

      hello could anyone offer there thoughts on this mri do you think it would be safe to say i dont have ms 

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  • Update

    Hi there, I know it's been a while since I posted. I just wanted to give you guys an update. I recently had an MRI and it showed 3 new lesions. Does this mean it's progressing? My Neuro also wants me to switch medications to something stronger. I'm so scared I don't know what to do. I'm...

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  • CNS Label

    Has anyone had inflamation of CNS label? MRI showed lesion and spots in left frontal lobe. Lumber puncture showed bands present. All other tests clear. I'm under urologist for bladder problems. I had my last appointment expecting all clear of MS (so i thought from result letters). Got there and...

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  • Choking on food and drink is it MS or anxiety ?

    Lately for the last couple of weeks every time I eat something it goes down the wrong way and I start choking. This happens occasionally with drinking as well. I also have been urinating a lot more frequently in the past weeks as well. I have read that both these things are symptoms of MS and I am worried....

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  • So frustrated

    Well my journey so far is a long one, this started over two years ago, started with dizziness now and then and I thought my menopause was kicking in after I had a hysterectomy. I saw the GP he did a full blood count and a menopause test, the menopause test came back negative but my full blood count was...

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  • Do her symptoms suggest ms?

    My girlfriend had an MRI of her brain to test for ms or other anomalies and the test came back clear. She has been getting vertigo almost everyday and has had two "UTI" in the past 3 months or so. Odley, both urine cultures showed no growth. However, both times she recived antibiotics, her...

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  • Does this sound like MS?

    Ok, a little bit of a back story.  Symptoms started the begging of June (13 weeks now).  I've been seen by 5 doctors non in which have a clue what's going on with me.  I was treated twice (3 antibotics) for a tick born illness (without being tested for it), was give a low dose...

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  • MS without lesions? Is it possible?

    Hey all. I've posted all over this site for possible reasons such as fibromyalgia and neuropathy; and spine; and MS; and now my neurologist has me back to MS. I always felt like I matched the symptoms anyway (vertigo, blurred vision, gait disturbance, electric shock) but after a years worth of...

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  • What happens when tests are clear but still symptoms?

    For the last 12 months I've had numerous test mri (1 lesion), lumber spinal fluid (some inflammation ). Visual evoked test (clear) and cervical neck scan (clear). Symptoms still here...fatigue, various sensation numbness and pins and needles. Bladder problems started with urine retention but occasionally...

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  • Several different answers. Whats going on!

    Hey guys, i could really do with some advice. Im female 22. (163cm 68kg) 10 months ago i started having pain in my chest followed by numb left chest neck and arm, a number of symptoms followed this for 1 month including tingling, small and large painful electric shocks in my arms usually trigger by use...

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  • MRI results

    Can anyone tell me how long it takes for MRI results (Brain scan) Ive had referal after referal from the optician finding swelling in my optic nerves and other things. It could be nothing but I suffer very badly with fibromyalgia and have never been properly tested. Its been 4 weeks since my MRI and...

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  • Should I pursue testing for MS?

    Hi all, I will try keep this brief...I have had health issues for 3.5 years now. It started off feeling 'off' with fatigue, headaches and dizziness, then a frozen neck. At the same time I had little clusters of tiny blisters on my face- very painful and felt like insects eating my skin. I was...

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  • Gadgets to help with Multiple Sclerosis

    My mum has had MS for years now and she has hardly any strength in her hands, and pretty much no muscle in her arms. Are there any gadgets that could help her build up some strength again? Specifically finger strength.

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  • What are the standards for an MS diagnosis?

    Seven years ago, I had a temporary attack of blurred vision.  My eyes just went haywire is the only way I could describe it.  I was having constant migraines as well.  I went in for an MRI a few doctors later, and it showed that I had a lesion in the white matter of my brain.  I don't...

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  • Scared I have MS ?

    So over the past couple of weeks I've been really worried about MS. The symptoms I've he are: - cold burning sensations in hand and face, almost like cold needles are pricking me. This is especially aggravated by the wind - feeling tired 24/7 - feeling more depressed than usual - frequent urge...

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  • Misdiagnosed after 10 years!!

    I was diagnosed with MS in 2005. Now im being told I DO NOT have MS . My neurologist I had for 6 years left the practice, I was turned over to another neurologist within the same office and he says I don't have it. I was shocked, got a second opinion and he's saying the same thing! He says...

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  • Smells

    Hello, does anyone here get the smell of burning? I keep thinking the house is on fire or there's something wrong with the car, I don't have any nasal polyps or sinus problems. Thanks

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  • Symptoms of RRMS?

    Hello, im a 22yo Female Since i feel a little ignored by some doctors i thought who better to ask then people who may actually have experienced similar issues themselves.. So from October till nov/dec 2016 i had many daily issues including -numb left face, jaw, neck, rib cage. - cold sensations in same...

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  • Stabbing pain in feet, probably something worse or anxiety ?

    Hello everyone,  so I need your honest help. It might be a long post, but I will appreciate your answers. I found some good posts on this forum so I though I would check it out.  I am 18 years old male, and I probably have hypochondria since the age 14. I fainted from hyperventilation at the...

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  • Worried I might have MS, thoughts?

    It actually started with uveitis and nocturnal partial seizures at the end of last year. I've been going to the doctor almost every weekend this year. It's gotten a lot worse and now that I'm no longer on prednisolone I've had even worse symptoms. Haven't had a partial seizure in...

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  • I keep on having crazy feelings of detachment

    As of late I keep on having crazy feelings of detachment with my own body and surroundings. it usually occurs on my hand where my hands feel detached . As well as I have dryness and numbness on the left side of my tongue. SomTimes my heart starts racing fast .... and I have no clue why it happens it...

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  • Should i be given mri...

    Hello all. Im in a bit of a bad way. Ive been off work since oct and now currently lost my job on grounds of ill health. I have been diagnosed in jan by a neurologist as having chronic fatigue and functional neurological disorder. Since march my health has plummeted to a point i feel ill 27/7 barely...

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  • No one will tell me what's going on!!

    Hello everyone, I started out having migraines when I was about 10yrs old. It got so bad that I would cry myself to sleep then my father took me to the Dr, and they gave me meds and I haven't experienced them until about 4 yrs ago. I would suffer from migraines on a daily basis and never thought...

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  • Things haven't been right for years.

    Few years back I noticed things happening. Sometimes coolectably othertimes alone. First was the waking up with black circle in right eyes. Lasted either few hours to all day. Then on standing I'd go really weird. Tingling from toe to head eyes on slow reaction shaking inside an jerking feeling like...

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  • is it ms

    Hi everyone its really just a bit advice i am after In 2014 i got a feeling of tingling all over my chest and my head felt to heavy for my body after going to A and E i was told it was a virus however the same happened exactly 2 weeks later only this tilme i had lots of other things aswell ie dizzy...

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  • Spinal Fluid results positive but MRI negative

    Just got the results of my spinal tap. Elevated index and synthesis rate. Also, 8 oligoclonal bands in CSF but not the blood. I'm waiting for my doctor to call back. I've read these results are indicators of MS. However, recent neck and spinal cord MRIs are normal. I know you have to have...

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  • Fibromyalgia/Chronic Abdominal Pain - Could it be MS?

    Hello all, I have been suffering with Chronic Abdominal Pain, fatigue, constant constipation, muscular pain, anxiety and other symptoms that come and go. I have had Abdominal MRIs, ultrasound, blood tests ect. And nothing ever is found. I am under gastroenterology who are treating it as functional...

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  • Extremely concerned I have MS, looking for advice

    Let me preface this by stating I fully understand that no one online can diagnose something as complex as MS, I have an MRI in two weeks but I've already waited over a month (I'm in canada and these things take a very long time) and have been completely gripped by fear and anxiety in the meanwhile....

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  • I've had MS like symptoms for 8 months what is going on?

    Well I've been feeling like I've not been myself since November last year. I woke up one Saturday with a numb little finger and my left side of my face was too. I felt quite sick and had really bad dizzy spells when I lent over. Well a week went past where the numbness went but I still didn't...

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  • Morton's Neuroma and MS

    Question for anyone who has MS..I'm still in limbo with a diagnosis with MS...long story, but recently been diagnosed with Morton's Neuroma in my left foot. Always had issues with my right, for the past month things cleared up and haven't any any problems with the right but then I couldn't...

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  • HELP NEEDED PLEASE

    I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for three years but I'm concerned that it is in fact MS ? I've got docs tomorrow to ask what other tests can be done I will post my symptoms and see if anyone can help Tingling in my hand Numb or sore tongue burning Tired all time but getting worse ...

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  • Ms Fear..am I just too anxious

    I'm seeking some support and advice from this wonderful group of people. For 3 months now I have been having some tingling in my left leg and numbness in toes I also have some weakness in it but it's not limiting, it just gets too tired when trying to work out and I'm always conscious of...

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