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Old 09-04-2017, 07:29 AM   #1
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MS related pain?

Diagnosed with MS about 20 years ago. MRI have been pretty stable. Doing well except for occasional flares of trigeminal neuralgia. But lately I get pain in my right knee accompanied by feeling of uneasiness/panic attack? Feel like shortness of breath but am not short of breath. Feel like heart racing but it is not. Pain comes and goes. Lasts about 1/2 - 1 hour at a time. Some pain in right elbow too. Spoke to neuro about it. He kinda dismissed me .Said not MS related. Suggested possibly arthritis. (I'm 59) It is not arthritis. I have had arthritis pain before. This is different and accompanied by generalized weird feeling. This was happening about a year ago, then gone completely and recently started up again. Leg does not seem to be weak as I can move it and walk ok. Any thoughts?

 
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:07 AM   #2
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Re: MS related pain?

mickchick1962,

I would side with the arthritis angle, BUT I would also not dismiss the involvement or link with MS. The feeling of uneasiness/panic can be the MS link. Anxiety or stress can trigger MS symptoms. You can also have a cascade of reactions as your pain increases. If you can distract or calm yourself from the pain, you might be able to avoid the anxiety/panic.

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Old 09-04-2017, 08:24 AM   #3
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Re: MS related pain?

Thank you for your reply. Felt pain this morning but ok now. Guess I'll just roll with it and see how it goes. Maybe I'll try some Advil next time and see if it has any effect at all

 
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:26 AM   #4
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Re: MS related pain?

Hi mickchick1962,

It sounds like Arthritis. MS isn't a disease of joints. You could have an x-ray done to rule in/out Arthritis or some other joint problem.
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:24 AM   #5
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Re: MS related pain?

This does sound like arthritis, but the rest of it "accompanied by feeling of uneasiness/panic attack? Feel like shortness of breath but am not short of breath." sounds hormonal. This is what many describe as menopausal symptoms. You may want to get some blood work done (FSH) and talk to your gyn about whether this could be hormone related.

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