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Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-30-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By MSNik
Re: Likely MS Diagnosis and I'm Teriffied ... any advice?

K9kai,
There are so many unknowns here. What were you (blood) Tested for? Are the lesions related to the migranes you experienced? MS lesions are very specific in size and shape- a normal...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-28-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 303
Posted By MSNik
Re: question about MS

Wikkeddragon,

Wishing you luck on all your testing. Who is overseeing this? Are you seeing a regular Neuro, or a specialist?? Not many Neuros are really competent at dx MS- so, when you get your...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 07-27-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By MSNik
Re: A smear brown spots in eyes not sure if it's age spots

This could be a medical problem. There are no creams or drops you can use to get rid of them. You really need to see an opthamologist to have this checked out. Sometimes, spots in the eyes can be...
Board: Women's Health 07-27-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By MSNik
Re: Pregnancy test not showing anything

Pregnancy tests usually state to use the first mornings urine as a sample. Did yours say to do that? If so, you need to retake it. If not, then you should retake it again to try again.

Buy a good...
Board: Cancer: Skin 07-27-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By MSNik
Re: Mole Biopsy

You should be reassured that you are seeing a doctor who is doing the right thing for you! Ive had a few moles biospied, none of them have come back dangerous, but two of them, we are keeping an eye...
Board: Dyslexia 07-27-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,615
Posted By MSNik
Re: Question about Dyslexia

I agree. This doesnt sound like dyslexia. It does sound cognitive. You really should visit a neurologist to have some testing done to see if something is going on. You obviously are intelligent...
Board: Dental Health 07-27-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By MSNik
Re: Missing teeth

LeeBrice
My husband is going through this. Why is the tooth missing? Was it rotten, did you have gum disease?(Periodontal) was it removed by a dentist or did it fall out?

If you are missing a...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 07-27-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By MSNik
Re: Fitness

I dont think I quite understand what you are asking here. Too much fitness can cause strength, but strength cannot cause a negative reaction to the body.

Obviously, you need to be in good overall...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-27-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By MSNik
Re: Questions...weird symtpoms....

I would agree. First of all, if Ibuprofin helps, its not likely to be MS. Secondly, MS symptoms do not come and go, but get progressively worse.

Seeing a Neurologist is not a bad place to start....
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-27-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By MSNik
Re: Tingle in finger

Erin,
Two more things you should know. Chripractic work is really REALLY bad for MSers. If there is any chance you have MS, you should avoid chrios. The tweaking and pulling on your spine, can cause...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-26-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By MSNik
Re: Tingle in finger

Just so you know for next time, always ask the doctor to go over the films with you and show you what he is seeing. Many Neuros cant read an MRI and only rely on a radiologist. If you have one of...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-26-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By MSNik
Re: so scared

Misaugustusa

Im just curious, why did a GP order an MRI and not send you to a neurologist? Not all Neuros are created alike. Many specialize in Migranes, or Strokes and know nothing about MS....
Board: Women's Health 07-26-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By MSNik
Re: Copper/metallic vaginal smell? HELP!!!

Have you gone back to the doctor and told him this? Honestly, it does sound like BV. You and your partner might be passing it back and forth- and even though you are getting treated, he might be...
Board: Menopause 07-26-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By MSNik
Re: Did anyone suffer from nausea during PMT as they became peri-menopausal?

Yup me too. I have horrible nauseau before and during the first few days of my cycle. I know I am in Peri- and I am in my mid 40s too.

It passes. You could go get checked out just to make sure its...
Board: Relationship Health 07-26-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By MSNik
Re: Does my boyfriend still love his ex girlfriend?

Whether he does or not isnt your biggest concern. [deleted] is a hook up site. If you boyfriend is on it, you need a new boyfriend! He is putting you at risk for not only STDs and being cheated on,...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-26-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By MSNik
Re: Tingle in finger

Hi there. Stop worrying! Yes, a pinched nerve in your neck or spine can cause numbness in your hands. I have the same thing. My entire left hand and fingers throb and have that numb feeling, and...
Board: Dysphagia 07-25-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By MSNik
Re: New To Dysphagia

Well, at least you are getting the right medical opinions and suggestions. Dysphagia is not easy to live with, but its not always permanent either.

Yes, youll have to make some dietary changes,...
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 07-25-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By MSNik
Re: Extreme Fussy Eater looking to change her diet!

I would advise a nutritionist. Nutitionists have all kinds of things they can suggest. You might be best off drinking protein shakes, or veggie drinks- you might be better off with eggs. I cant begin...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-25-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By MSNik
Re: What's wrong with me

I have MS and your symtoms dont scream MS either. And, as the other poster pointed out, a negative brain and spine MRI means that they arent seeing damage, like they would with MS. HOwever, that...
Board: Relationship Health 07-25-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By MSNik
Re: Ridiculous Boyfriend

Brianna526,

How old is your boyfriend and how long have you been dating? If this is a new relationship, and the gift is expensive, than its probably not appropriate. BUT ignoring your birthday...
Board: Birth Control 07-25-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By MSNik
Re: Is there risk to get pregnant?

I agree. I wouldnt assume anything. Many times when you first start taking a pill, its better to be double protected for at least a month. You dont know if this pill is working with your system or...
Board: High Cholesterol 07-25-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By MSNik
Re: Total Cholesterol is 202 ... Borderline high

Your total cholesterol is actually alittle higher than it should be. I also have problems with triglycerides. One of the things which makes the biggest difference for me is taking Fish Oil...
Board: Anemia 07-25-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By MSNik
Re: Could ferritin be low if other tests are ok?

If you have been getting a standard blood test, its probably a CBC (complete blood count). This includes hemoglobin and red blood cells. As long as they are completely normal, having an additional...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-25-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By MSNik
Re: Starting Tecfidera

Sara,
Did you ever hear the saying if you have a good experience with something you will tell 3 friends but if you have a bad experience with something you will tell 20?

It applies here just like...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 07-25-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By MSNik
Re: What happened to my skin???

Jsong,
There is no difference in the mositurizing lotion than the cream, except that the cream is heavier and has more humectant, which is the moisturizer in it. This isnt causing you to feel like...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-25-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By MSNik
Re: Copaxone 3x per week

Severe gastro problems could very well be an allergic reaction, and based on that, you wouldnt want to "chance it" by staying on it any longer. You did the right thing. I hope you get your answers on...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-24-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By MSNik
Re: Starting Tecfidera

Hi sarabeach,
Just wanted to wish you good luck! Ive been on almost every DMD, including Tecfidera. Unfortunately, Im allergic to an ingrediant in it, and had a very bad reaction the first dose-...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-24-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By MSNik
Re: Possible Diagnosis/Advice

HI there. I have to agree with Snoopy. Everything you mentioned could be attributed to a buldging disc. Your symptoms are not consistent with MS because all the "most likely" symptoms of MSers, you...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-24-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By MSNik
Re: Copaxone 3x per week

rose,
by now you probably made your decision, but you should know that Copaxone is not recommended if you have been off of it to restart it. I was on Copaxone 11 years ago, and had a miserable time...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-24-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By MSNik
Re: Abnormal, but not abnormal enough?

mlmoore1341,

Im sorry you are going through so much. I also wanted to ask you what kind of Neuro you are seeing. Who is reading your MRIs? If you are depending on a radiologist to read them, you...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-24-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By MSNik
Re: What do I do next?

Edurham
I also want to reiterate, do not supplememt with D3. Your mom, like most moms, means well; however, this particular supplement is dangerous if you are not in need of it. You dont want to...
Board: Acne 07-23-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By MSNik
Re: Not Keratosis Pilaris, not acne, but what else could it be?

HI you said in the title that it wasnt Keratosis Pilaris, but how do you know that if you havent seen a doctor? Im assuming you havent seen a doctor since you dont know what it is. It sounds exactly...
Board: Death & Dying 07-23-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By MSNik
Re: help my dad's dying...

Why doesnt he want you to know what hospital he is in? Thats the bigger question. Maybe he has his reasons. Were you close with your dad? Do you know where he lives? Do you think he might have had...
Board: Death & Dying 07-23-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By MSNik
Re: Never heard of this??

Crazywithgrief,
I think you have to chalk this up as a coincidence. There is no ryhme or reason to why people pass when they do. There is no pattern nor is there any way this is connected to...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-23-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By MSNik
Re: First appointment today

xxPantherxx

My doctor too always tells me I did fine on the tests and sends me for MRIs. I was dx 11 years ago having over 50 lesions on my brain. My only symptoms was that I had tingling in my...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-23-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By MSNik
Re: What do I do next?

Edurham79,
What type of doctor did you see for the ON? Usually this is seen by opthamologists or Neuro-Opthamologists. Ive had it 4 times... have you seen a Neurologist?

Not all cases of Optical...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-23-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By MSNik
Re: Medical bankruptcy

Jose802,.
You have options with the hospital who you (she) owes money to. First of all, there is no statute of limitations on how long they can come after her, secondly the fact that she was a minor...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-18-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By MSNik
Re: O-bands vs no O-bands: A Global Study

Im not buying into a study this small either. I have no Obands, and have brain atrophy and over 100 lesions. However, I also have no disability or real issues. Ive also been on almost every DMD...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-18-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By MSNik
Re: Abnormal EMG

Firemom, I know people who have had abnormal EMGs and have been dx with Carpal tunnel. I agree with Snoopy, an abnormal EMG, points away from MS...
MSNik
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-16-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By MSNik
Re: Newly Diagnosed with MS

One more confirmation. I have no obands and I have had 3 LPs! However, I have over 100 lesions on my brain, over 50 when I was first dx. My dx came from symptoms and radiolgraphical presentation. ...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-15-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By MSNik
Re: Lyrical and Movicol

Indierock.
You are absolutely NOT a nuisance. This is why we are all here, to support each other. Vent away!

You have every right to be frustrated. When you know something isnt right, but no one...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-15-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By MSNik
Re: Tingling arms ... entire arm

This was my initial onset symptom. Waking up with completely numb hands and arms. It was scary. This eventually took me to a doctor, who told me I had a pinched nerve in my shoulder from the way I...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-14-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By MSNik
Re: Fair rides

HI there. Why in the world would you doctor start you on MS drugs, if you arent dx? Most insurance companies wont pay for them without a dx, and they arent safe to take, unless you are positive you...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-14-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By MSNik
Re: MRI findings/impressions

Runnin,
What a crazy story. My immediate thought when reading your post was fire your neurologist and yes, please go see a MS specialist. Radiologists do not put history: MS on a report, unless...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 07-14-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By MSNik
Re: Lyrical and Movicol

Hi Indierock,
Sorry you are having so many problems!
Lyrica, which is prescribed for nerve pain, doesnt usually work on MS pain. The reason is that with MS, the issue isnt in the leg- its usually...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 07-13-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By MSNik
Re: Colonscopy — what do they tell you for IBS?

The colonoscopy may not dx anything specific, but its a good test to have. It will show the doctor if there are any blockages, or polyps which might be causing you the distress you are in.

Its an...
Board: Bowel Disorders 07-13-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By MSNik
Re: Worried

Have you seen a gastroenterologist? Thats the type of doctor who would do a colonoscopy. If there is a family history of cancer and symptoms which are troubling, I cannot imagine that they will turn...
Board: Relationship Health 07-13-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By MSNik
Re: Do not want my mother involved in my personal life .

Missluvlee
No one can tell you that its not right to feel the way you do. Thats your right in this world; however, the issue isnt that you feel this way. The issue is that you have a mother who...
Board: General Health 07-13-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By MSNik
re: absess on my lower shin causing a lot of pain

Coby34,
This could be an infection in your system. Blood infections, can become very serious. You really need to see a general physician to get it checked out and possibly get on some antibiotics. ...
Board: Acne 07-12-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By MSNik
Re: New to forums ... Have question

Jojoba oil is very controversial. Use too much and it will break you out, use one with additives in it, not all natural, and it will do nothing.

Everyone needs mositure on their skin. Jojoba oil,...
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