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Numbness: MS symptom?

Postby Artemia » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:36 am

Hi there,
For the past month, I have been experiencing a numbing sensation in my abdomen and back (just below my breasts up to my underbelly). It seems like the whole area went asleep and has not waken up yet :(
It started during my holidays and at first I thought that not changing my bathing suit and leaving it to dry on my body could have caused this. Note that I did not have any other symptoms. A second thought was that since I stopped exercising my muscles are cooling down. However, I am not convinced by this either.
Can somebody advise whether this could be an early sign of MS?
Thank you very much in advance.
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Re: Numbness: MS symptom?

Postby L » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:43 am

I'm afraid it could yes. It could be a sign of plenty of other things though I'm sure.

A numb feeling of tightness around the waist is common, people with ms call it 'the ms hug.'

If it is ms then it's a good thing because CCSVI testing and treatment will, as far as I know, cure it at this early stage. :)
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Re: Numbness: MS symptom?

Postby tipsy » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:05 am

Indeed, this one one of the very first symtoms I had a long time before diagnosis, patches of my back going numb. Its not a definate sign of Ms, it was for me, but there may be other causes.

Good luck.
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Re: Numbness: MS symptom?

Postby fee001 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:29 am

Hi!

No its not a definite. it may just pass ok. Dont stress yourself out about it.

I had a desensitised feeling down my left side, this was way before diagnosis, it went after a few weeks and I carried on with my life regardless for 8 years or so, had 3 children in the meantime. I am very grateful that ms was not mentioned at all.

nobody can tell you anything definite, just try and carry on and it will probably vanish as it did me.

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Re: Numbness: MS symptom?

Postby Artemia » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:02 pm

Thank you guys for your replies.
I went to a GP and he ordered some tests but he is adamant that this cannot be MS.
I will keep you posted.
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Re: Numbness: MS symptom?

Postby L » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:30 am

Artemia wrote:Thank you guys for your replies.
I went to a GP and he ordered some tests but he is adamant that this cannot be MS.
I will keep you posted.


Pleased to hear it!
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