K123 wrote:I've been having some problems with muscle pain for about a year now, and people have suggested MS, but I'm not sure what MS muscle pain is like. I was wondering if you all would mind explaining the muscle pain/cramping that you have.
I appreciate any thoughts.
I'm so sorry you're dealing with all these problems! But...actually I don't know what you mean by "MS muscle pain." That's not necessarily an MS symptom, unless it refers to "spasticity", which is a concept that I haven't been able to figure out myself after several years of reading on MS forums.
Here's a link to one of my favorite MS sites that gives a very comprehensive overview of MS and would probably answer a lot of your questions.
Still, before you get too far into MS research, you should go straight to a doctor who can investigate your complaints and steer you to the testing that can help you get answers. Although a few of your symptoms may sound a bit like MS, they could also be from something simple and easy to treat instead.
There isn't a single symptom that is exclusive to MS, and it often takes quite awhile to come up with an MS diagnosis, because there isn't a single definite test for it either. It becomes a matter of excluding other medical conditions instead.
Feel free to keep exploring the site and asking questions, but almost any question or symptom you have has already been discussed here as well, so you might try the "search" function at the top of the page, too.
Good luck to you, and I hope you find some relief!