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Old 07-28-2005, 11:35 AM   #1
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Brief, Severe Attack - Scared

I was recently diagnosed with MS by two neurologists, on April 29 and July 19. MRI shows lesions in brain and spine. Symptoms have been ongoing for about 8 months and include numb, tingling hands, llermites sign and fatigue. I also had a six month case of optic neuritis 5 years ago.

Today I had a sudden, frightening, severe episode. It was a combination of numbness, tingling and significant pain (burning sensation) in my legs, base of spine and arms. I was dizzy and disoriented and basically immobilized. It lasted only 30-45 seconds and I felt fine immediately afterwards.

I've seen very little reference to this type of attack in MS literature. They're usually less severe and last days, weeks or months. Is this common in MS? Could it be something else? Any feedback at all is sincerely appreciated.

Steve

 
Old 07-28-2005, 12:11 PM   #2
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Re: Brief, Severe Attack - Scared

Hi Steve,
Sorry to hear of your diagnosis, but welcome to the board.

I'm not sure what to think of that sudden, severe attack. I know my daughter's nerves and symptoms fluctuate a lot moment by moment, just not necessarily to the degree you described. Definitely make a record of it and if it happens again I would call your doc.

One last thought - do you have any spinal/cervical problems that you're aware of? They can cause nerve pain and vertigo.

Take care,
Julie

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Old 07-28-2005, 01:05 PM   #3
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Re: Brief, Severe Attack - Scared

i believe what you've described is referred to as a tonic seizure.

 
Old 12-24-2010, 06:58 PM   #4
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Re: Brief, Severe Attack - Scared

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I was recently diagnosed with MS by two neurologists, on April 29 and July 19. MRI shows lesions in brain and spine. Symptoms have been ongoing for about 8 months and include numb, tingling hands, llermites sign and fatigue. I also had a six month case of optic neuritis 5 years ago.

Today I had a sudden, frightening, severe episode. It was a combination of numbness, tingling and significant pain (burning sensation) in my legs, base of spine and arms. I was dizzy and disoriented and basically immobilized. It lasted only 30-45 seconds and I felt fine immediately afterwards.

I've seen very little reference to this type of attack in MS literature. They're usually less severe and last days, weeks or months. Is this common in MS? Could it be something else? Any feedback at all is sincerely appreciated.

Steve
Howdy,
This happens to me frequently and then goes for quite sa while.
Did you get hyper sensitivity on your skin? feel's like a burn under a numb area?
When I get it, it's like wearing a wet t-shirt - is this what your feeling in the chest area?
My right hand tingles all the time.......................

 
Old 12-25-2010, 10:09 AM   #5
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Re: Brief, Severe Attack - Scared

Anthony,
You responded to a post which is almost 6 years old. I kind of doubt youll get a reply from this poster.
HOwever, welcome to the boards. Why dont you start a new thread and introduce yourself and tell us what you experience. Im sure someone here, will have similar issues and wil be willing to respond!
Happy holidays.
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