400ex wrote:Hi all.. I started having symptoms about 2 years ago... Burning sensation in scalp. Sensative to light. Floaters. Pins and needles in feet. Constant twitching in my muscles (No jerks) They have considerably subsided.
Now I have twitches(When I am laying down), burning in right foot(when I am laying down), when I get out of bed in the morning it feels like im stepping on glass, fatigue in the middle of the day / after I wake up... and at times when I move my eyes very quickly I will see color spots(Rarely)
I had 2 MRI's. One with out contrast and one with contrast on the brain. Both came back normal. I then did a VER, it came back normal. EMG was also Negative.
Here is the catch... I take Topamax (For epilepsy )and have been for about 6 years. some of these sympoms can be contributed to the meds... The pins and needles in the feet at least.. But it's been happening more often then usual...
My only question is... If these tests came back normal, could it still be MS? My first guess was MS and I am thinking about calling my doctor tomorrow and letting him know I want to proceed with more tests.
When to see a doctor
Most people have a few floaters bouncing around inside their eyes. But you should contact an eye specialist promptly if you notice a flood of new floaters, especially if you also see flashes of light or lose your peripheral vision.
• Unusual sensations, such as burning or tingling (paresthesias) -- in up to 51 percent of people
• Dizziness -- up to 32 percent
• Fatigue -- up to 30 percent
• Drowsiness -- up to 29 percent
• Mental and physical slowing or delays -- up to 21 percent
• Nervousness -- up to 19 percent
• Upper respiratory infection (such as the common cold) -- up to 18 percent
• Coordination problems -- up to 16 percent
• Weight loss -- up to 16 percent (see Topamax Weight Loss)
• Loss of appetite -- up to 15 percent
• Taste changes -- up to 15 percent
• Confusion -- up to 14 percent
• Difficulty with concentration or attention -- up to 14 percent
• Nausea -- up to 14 percent.
Some other common side effects, occurring in 5 to 13 percent of adults, included:
• Memory loss
• Language or speech problems
• Changes in gait (walking pattern)
• Sinus infection or irritation
• Mood problems
• Decreased sense of touch
• Viral infections
• Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
• Joint pain
• Sore throat
• Dry mouth
• Mood problems
• Back pain.
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