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Old 01-23-2005, 04:29 AM   #1
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Cool MS and Parkinson's

Hi everyone, two years ago I was diagnosed at 50 with PD. Tremors in hands chin, wobbly short step walking ect.
To rule out any other disease I had an MRI and 12 white spots (lesions) can be clearly seen, even by me. MS diagnosed, but I am sure I have never had an attack.

This is my question. Are they attacks where you need to go to hospital or just annoying symptons? I have had numbness on the left side of my face three times in the last few years. Heat really affects me and makes me weak and fatiqued. I put this down to Parkinsons. Not good, as I live in good 'ol Oz which is hot, hot, hot.

My worst symptons are weakness and tiredness. I sleep an awful lot. When I feel weak I must sit down or fall down, I have no choice.
Reading other messages I agree that I also get cold sores and lots of mouth
I'm seeing my Neurologist soon and he wants to do a spinal tap. What will this tell him when I already have the brain spots?
I see some people have had negative results and yet still have MS.

I guess what I am trying to ask is, what are the major symptons of MS. I have heard of people having to be given serious medications. What were their symptons, does anyone know?

Thanks for any help

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Old 01-24-2005, 07:45 AM   #2
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Re: MS and Parkinson's

the biggest "groupings" of symptoms, i think, would be muscle weakness and spasm issues, visual disturbances, topical numbness. all of these symptoms can be mild or severe, constant or relapsing.

i too have cold sores and moth ulcers and extreme fatigue. i have also had left side facial numbness.

i certainly hope you get answers soon, a spinal tap might enable them to diagnosis MS more clearly buy then again, it might not...

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