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Postby jml945 » Mon May 03, 2010 1:28 pm

Please help, I could use some advice feedback.

A little history of my 'condition'.

Starting 4-5 years ago I had tingling feelings in my legs, which were transient, they would come and go every few days. I started getting them in my arms as well, and some days my entire arm would go numb. It was terribly irritating, but not debilitating. Went to the ER, they referred me to a neurologist. Had lots of tests done (including MRI), nothing conclusive.

The tingling in my legs has progressed to where it's a 24/7 ordeal. Many days I feel incredibly tired to where I have to push myself to wake up. When I roll out of bed I feel like the walking dead... then the tingling starts in the morning. Some days my legs feel like jello and it's difficult to walk. Doctors say it may be RLS, but I heard RLS gets better after exercize right? My legs feel like crap after I exercize.

My question is; could this be PPMS where the lesions are mostly in my spine and not in the brain? I say this because my symptoms never really go away, they keep progressing and I don't have other issues like vision problems.

I am a 27 YO male, and otherwise healthy.
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Postby lyndacarol » Mon May 03, 2010 5:00 pm

As the unconventional thinker at this website who believes that excess insulin (hyperinsulinemia) plays a major role in the initiation of MS, I always suggest people request that their doctor order a "fasting serum insulin test." Additional blood tests for cortisol, glucose, and the thyroid hormones is a good idea, too -- it is a good idea to establish the starting points.

Insulin thickens and stiffens the smooth muscles (some are found around the bladder, the intestines, and in the walls of blood vessels). In fact, I think some of the sensations we observe could be insulin's affect on these muscles -- our nerves are working just fine. An imbalance of insulin (an excess) can affect or be affected by levels of other substances such as cortisol, glucose, and thyroid hormones, etc., I believe.

But, please remember, these are MY ideas. I have found no expert who agrees with me yet.
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