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Old 03-21-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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Strange new symptoms

Over the past week or so I began having pretty potent pain in the thoracic area of my spine. Today I noticed some very odd tendon like pain in my left ankle, and a weird fluttering sensation in my lower abdomen almost like a muscle twitch. Also, also, sorry to be gross, but my rectum feels weak. No diarrhea or incontinence, just a week feeling. I have also been VERY tired. More so than normal. Missing a few days of work, sleeping until 1 in the afternoon, etc. Overall some very weird stuff going on. Totally unlike my first (and only) flare from a few years ago. I also had a lot of upper right quadrant pain, like gall bladder area. This too is pretty new development. I'm a little scared at the moment as this is all very new and sudden in development. I'm wondering if the thoracic pain isn't a new lesion developing and causing all the symptoms.

 
Old 03-21-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
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Re: Strange new symptoms

probably not. When a lesion does develope, and thoracic lesions are extremely rare- you wont know it. Its not until the damage is done to the nerve cord when things appear...and the part of the body you are describing is highly unlikely to be MS related....

MS attacks the nerves of the central nervous system...ankles and stomaches are not usually affected by MS attacks.

You are probably just tired and stressed. let this one go and feel better soon!
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:33 PM   #3
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Re: Strange new symptoms

I just wanted to say that I do get the muscle spasms/zap feelings in my left ankle, the side of my body that my arm is also numb.

My lower back is also in a great deal of pain, but has been for a few years now. I had an MRI of my back done when it first began to hurt and they didn't find anything other then perhaps some arthritis. But it hurts like you wouldn't believe!! When I was recently diagnosed, there was some discussion of doing an MRI of my lower back but I decided I didn't want to have one done. I loathe the MRI booth and if there was another lesion lower on my spine, it wouldn't change the diagnosis or course of treatment.

Sorry that I don't have any information which might be helpful to you and I hope you feel better. I would think a call to your doctor might be a good idea.

 
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