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Old 02-18-2013, 01:31 PM   #31
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Re: Question about symptoms

Thanks! Exactly, this is the second time I've asked someone to image my back and show me the issue but no one will. He claimed it usually takes 4 weeks and will get better by itself. He said he would be more concerned with ms if I had a vision issue. I don't get it, not all ms starts with vision issues, geez. This is frustrating, I can't imagine doing this the next 10 years to get a diagnosis. I feel for all of those who have had to endure that!

 
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:19 PM   #32
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The only way to settle the question of MS or Not MS is to see an MS Specialist. Due to how we are created MS varies in first symptoms, etc. You really need the specialist to assist you in exiting limbo land. 10 years would be much too long to go without an answer.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #33
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Re: Question about symptoms

Nekole,
Just so you know, back problems can cause numbness and tingling in the arms. I have 2 herniated discs in my Cspine and that was the initial reason why I thought I was having pins and needles and a numb left hand....and the reason they sent me for a CT scan NOT an MRI originally. Thanks to a really good radiologist who saw "abnormalities' on the scan, a Neuro was called in and into the MRI I went...
My dx was almost instantaneous and verified by a MS specialist the very next day....but to this day, I argue whether or not my numbness and tingling come from my herniated disc or from the MS. An EMG, a nerve conduction test, has been done 8 times on my hand and fingers; each time proving that its MS related and not nerve damage, however I still argue with my family doctor regularly...
Jayhawk again is right..if your neuro isnt going to help you later this week, get yourself to a MS specialist, where at least you know the tests will be ordered properly and no one will write you off until they have explored every possiblity.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:17 PM   #34
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I've read everything over, and just wanted to offer my 2 cents I myself do not have a diagnosis either, but am in the works. As others have said, everyone presents differently, but there are symptoms that are common with MS, and some that aren't. None of us are Doctors here, and don't pretend to be, but all have an opinon Your Symptoms to me truly do not scream MS. If I am feeling crappy a hot bath/shower makes it much worse! I think this is very, very common. I get very weak, and whatever symptoms I have going on seem to get worse. I just got over a bout of Optic Neuritis, which of course everybody doesn't experience, but again probably quite common. It lasted a duration of about 5 weeks, then slowly cleared up. My balance is terrible, and I've had vertigo for what seems like weeks. Not fun! Hey man, who keeps rocking the boat My trouble is mostly on my right side ( Optic Neuritis affected my right eye) and I have difficulty with my right arm, leg, foot. I have pretty bad parathesia/weakness/clumsiness that a lot of the time does affect walking/daily living quite a bit. I also have severe fatigue that can be quite bothersome. These are just some of my experiences as a comparison for you. But like others said, it is different for everyone! I hope you get the answers you need soon.

 
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:03 PM   #35
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Thanks guys again for your input. mamax3, thanks for your two cents reading your list of symptoms makes mine seem minuscule. I really hope you get a diagnosis of something soon! Have a great night everyone!

 
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:56 AM   #36
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Lots more blood work done, EMG tomorrow morning and Cspine MRI next week. Off to a start

 
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Lots more blood work done, EMG tomorrow morning and Cspine MRI next week. Off to a start
The answers are out there. I hope you find them!! Yes, you are off to a start.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:13 PM   #38
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Re: Question about symptoms

Good luck Nekole...we are rooting for you! Remember, to take this one day at a time, its unfortunate that you are being dragged through so much to get this dx, but in the end, you certainly do not want a dx unless its correct! Prayers for strength coming your way....and answers too!

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Old 03-13-2013, 03:19 PM   #39
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Just updating.. I do not have a follow up appt with my neuro until the 28th to discuss all of my test results but I did pick up my cspine MRI report from the hospital. According to what is written, there are 4 bulging discs, lots of uncovertebral hypertrophy, disc osteophyte complexes and neuroforaminal narrowing. I really have no idea what that all means or if it explains my symptoms....I'm just glad it didn't come back saying normal, hope this will maybe explain something, we will see....hope everyone is well!

 
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:59 PM   #40
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Nekole,

Bulging discs can affect your body and might very well be the cause or possibly a partial cause to your problems. The 28th is close. Please relax and do your best. I think you will have answers soon enough.
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