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Old 01-02-2005, 03:40 PM   #1
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woozyguy HB User
Is this MS?

I was diagnosed with CFS/ME about 12 years ago after a virus but now my main symptom is my brain. I feel like I am swaying or losing my balance and as I exert myself it gets worse. I still get fatigues but the brain symptom is the worst. I have never had blurry vision or much pain. In fact I don't have any pain right now (which is strange for ME/CFS). I still get the usual brainfog too but i think it is there more often. Does anyone know any meds to help with the balance feeling as it's driving me nuts? ANd does this sound like MS or would I be worse seein as I have had problems for 12 years.b Ive never been offered an MRI or anything and my doc obviously doesn't think it's MS but then again he thinks its CFS/ME so I just don't know.

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Old 01-05-2005, 06:20 AM   #2
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Re: Is this MS?


If you are that worried about MS/Brain problems, ask for a Neurologist referral. He will do the normal balance/reflex tests and if he suspects anything, you will then have further tests. This can include Brain MRI, Spine MRI and Spinal Tap.

I too am worried about MS (I have pretty much exactly the same symptoms as you. The worst was for 4 months, then had approx 9 ok months and then hit hard in November again with Anxiety, Depression, TMJ symptoms, Brainfog and now dizziness again!).

I'm currently investigating Hypothyroidism and am going to ask GP to try me on low dose Armour to see if I feel any better.

My symptoms are :

Unsteady on feet, loss of equillibrium, pins and needles, dizziness, sore burning eyes, poor focusing, tinnitus, hoarse voice, periodic sore throats (not daily - only hours!), Anxiety, Depression, Brain fog, headahces, TMJ (sore jaw), dry itchy scalp and muscle cramps/odd pains and other symptoms.....

I have only had a brain MRI and that was normal, so apparently I only have a 5% chance of MS (is this correct?). Can anyone else on MS board comment please?

Take Care,


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