I have had 2 occasions when I had dizziness/vertigo where it was not attributed to my MS. Both times it was due in part to an infection which cause fluid to build and kept me off kilter for a week or so. Nasal sprays should be treated carefully as they can become addictive and long term use can cause tissue damage in the nasal cavity.
While your doctor mentioned MS, there are over 400 diseases which can mimic MS and these would have to be eliminated before a diagnosis could ever be achieved.
The good news is that many specific tests will eliminate many of these mimicries. It could be something as "simple" as Vitamin D deficiency. A blood work up will eliminate or identify many possible causes.
If you are having anxiety, this is another MS mimicry OR it can be a subset of MS. Either way, anxiety can be debilitating if it cannot be controlled.
If you have MS (IF IF IF
), I would encourage you to avoid chiropractic care as this can cause problems within the MSer. The treatments can cause symptoms to worsen or to present. Massage is also something to be avoided for the same reason. If you have MS, your myelin sheath is replaced with scar tissue which is not as pliable as the original myelin sheath. This may be one of the factors which can cause problems when seeking chiropractic care or massage therapy. Stretching and low impact exercise provide the greatest benefit.
I would encourage you to have the initial tests run for blood borne problems. If you doctor cannot find anything outside of your CNS, then ask to see an MS Specialist to start your next phase. If the MS Specialist finds something non-MS, then you would be sent to another specialist.
I am glad you found us. I realize you are in a scary place, but you are not alone. Over the years I have bid good-bye to some who had thought MS, but who are now "back to normal". I certainly would be happy to see you go "back to normal", but if you indeed have MS, then you would be most welcome also. In the meanwhile, as this part of life's journey takes you to our area, please feel free to hang out and maybe we can help your journey be a bit easier.
Lastly, I would encourage you to keep a symptom journal. This can help your doctor to see your "real time" symptoms. I try to keep a note of mine to help me discover my triggers. I note what I ate, the temperature, etc. If there is pain, I also rate my pain on a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being REALLY bad).