My Mom had MS and my Sis has Lupus....I've had the twitching for years....my vision has slowly gotten worse over the last few months....I have numbness in the last 2 fingers of both hands....an electric shock in my neck occasionally....vibration in my lower left leg and the last 3 days my arms are heavy. My penmanship has gotten progressively worse over the last few months... I have a badly herniated disk (c5-6) and an 8mm " bruise" on my spinal cord. I'm seeing an orthopedic surgeon tomorrow for the disk repair. Over the last few days my arms are really "heavy" and shake when I hold them out. I had to shovel over 3 feet of snow last week and it worsened my symptoms....Could it just be the "bruise" causing all this? If not then should I purse this further? I've been feeling lousy for a while but I attributed it to not exercising because of my neck injury and being a little depressed. Also, are sleep disturbances a part of the equation cuz I don't sleep well at all. I'm interested in your take. Thanks
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I would definitely pursue it. I am not familiar with neck injuries so I do not know what symptoms they can cause. I do have MS and I know what symptoms it may cause and they vary in degrees greatly but the things you have mentioned can be symptoms. I believe sleep is disturbed but I don't know if it is caused by the MS or just anxiety. I suffer from it. I have to use the restroom quite often throughout the night and I just can't seem to get back to sleep afterwards.
What does your neurosurgeon say?
I have similar symptoms, though my legs are weak as well, plus lots of other stuff.
I have a lesion on my cervical spine that most neurologists say isn't MS-but according to two of them it could be an atypical MS lesion. I have no lesions on my brain MRI.
I am going for a lumbar puncture tomorrow and I'm a nervous wreck.
I also have an appt with a neurosurgeon.
When I saw the orthopedist and I described my symptoms he ordered an immediate brain and cervical MRI. He said it's possible that it's just the neck lesion but I also have other symptoms that don't jive with the neck. I'm a nervous wreck. I should know later today. He already started me on prednisone. Hoping for the best.