Afraid I might have MS

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Afraid I might have MS

Postby Dane2212 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:56 am

Hi There,

Thanks for a great forum - where i have been able to calm my nerves a bit as i am afraid i might have MS. Unfortunately i have to wait quite a long time to see the Neurologist.

Here is my situation - (sorry if my english is a bit basic)

42 yo. Never thought of MS before some months ago. However - in the last 1½ year i had a number ofweird stuff happening:
- 5 days of mind cloud and humming tinnitus last Xmas
- Slowly progressing poor balance/dizzyness- which last 3 months have taken away appetite - occasionally nausicous
- Left hand and foot tend to go numb very often (Had a tingling in left hand 5 years ago - and have since had a weird feeling in some ofthe fingers)
- Woke up with left side of my neek gone numb (came back in 10 minutes) 1½ months ago
- Few days later - first the chin/jar starts acking in a strang way - and the some days later all of my left side of the head went crazy with burning, tingling stuff. After 5-6 days it wore off and now just occasionally feel a little "wrong".
- Right after that Left arm and foot went really crazy - some times numb, or burning or tingling.
- Also - my girlfrind said i were shaking real hard twice one night while at sleep
- Now i have "short spasms" - primarily of my left arm / leg occasionaly.
- On top of this i have had absolutely no "processing capacity" the last couple of months - cant think, switching words, and no energy.

Thinking back there is some weird stuff also further back:
at 17-18 y.o. i had a period of time (2-3 weeks) where i tended to wake up with my arms gone totally numb and paralyzed - after 10-15 minutes they would "wake up"
At around 30 i had a period where i had really hard pain in my back - and chest - like a dagger. Mostly just at night - and it lasted again only for a couple of weeks.
At times i had anxiety attack as i felt "something" was wrong - e.g. hard to breathe and such.
My hand went numb / tingling 5 years ago for a week or so

And now im kinda scared it might be MS - worstcase SPMS/PPMS with all the things i have felt lately and the fact that dizzyness and mental "blanket" has come so slowly and not gone away.

Do i make sense?
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Re: Afraid I might have MS

Postby jimmylegs » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:14 pm

Hi and welcome Dane

there are so many kinds of reasons for the symptoms you describe that annoying as it is, the wait for the neuro appt is probably necessary to get the tests you need to be clear re what is going on.

there are a variety of proactive nutritional approaches you could start on in a light way, while you wait.

for starters you can analyze your diet and lifestyle to see if it could impact nutrient status in ways that lead to illness. ms has a well studied catalogue of imbalances that unfortunately tend to get ignored in the mainstream with the possible exception of vit b12 and vit d3.

i would think that for starters wrt to pain and spasm and breathing difficulty, you might consider looking at your daily intakes of magnesium in milligrams, and try to aim for 400mg daily mag every day.

anyway. lots of info and support here. again, welcome.
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
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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