Well - i think i have MS

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Well - i think i have MS

Postby Tyr616 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:06 pm

I have been struggling with a health issue for over a year now and i think i have just now figured out its MS. I did all the doctor stuff and testing, they said i was ok. Never did a MRI though. Doctors eventually said i have dysatuonomia. But now the key symptoms of dysautonomia are gone, i dont have tachycardia or any orthostatic intolerance anymore, but i have new other symptoms.

Towards about 4-6 months ago i started noticing more neurological symptoms. Of course i am fatigued everyday with a "out of it" feeling. I get stiffness in specific limbs on and off, mainly my left forearm and my right calf. In these affected limb's i also get buzzing, or vibrations. I read online about the hermittes sign, where if you bend your neck you feel a sensation. So i tried it, and sure enough i get a slight buzz in my left finger almost everytime i bend my neck down! The buzzing has also seemed to have gotten worse after this little cold i just got over, its really annoying!

I also get pain in my right eye, it feels like the eyelid is stiff around the eyeball. My vision seems fine, it just is kind of off a bit because of the muscular tension. If i open my eyelid using my fingers my vision is fine.

I have some digestive symtpoms as my other main symptoms, but ill leave them out.

Im kind of depressed, that it does seem to be MS. The problem is i can't afford to get a MRI or real testing done. Can anyone here suggest anything for me? Feeling kind of lost.

By the way i am a 23 year old male.
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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:05 am

hi tyr,
sorry to hear about what you've been going through.
without a solid diagnosis, it's hard. and not being able to afford testing sucks!
all i can suggest in your situation is to try the dietary/lifestyle modifications that ms sufferers sometimes choose to use. it can be beneficial.
i have included some links in my signature below which you might consider for additional reading.
with nutrition, bloodwork is ideal so that you have baseline numbers and then you can monitor your progress over time.
bloodwork and supplements are cheaper than many other options including paying for mri..
i am curious about your digestive symptoms. if you feel more comfortable please feel free to private message me rather than posting.
welcome to TIMS, and TTFN
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Postby L » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:14 am

Sorry to hear this. Look into high doses of Vitamin D.

http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis ... s-relapses

Though it may not turn out to be MS, vitamin D would give some protection in case.
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