I also now have muscle twitches in my lower legs on both legs and on my upper leg on my right leg.
ga1lrs52 wrote:Hi, I'm new here and I have no idea what I have. I had an EMG and nerve conductive(?) test and was told I have PN. That was six months ago and since then I am experiencing slight numbness in my forehead and on my scalp. I told my neurologist and she told me that wasn't caused by PN. She had me go and get labs done on about 12 different things such as cryoglobulins, Sed Rate, CRP, Hemoglobin, and some heavy metal labs. All of them came back negative. I also now have muscle twitches in my lower legs on both legs and on my upper leg on my right leg. I'm not sure what my next step should be. I have been looking at PN and MS sites and My question is...can you have a misdiagnosis of PN and actually have MS? If so, how do you go about convincing your neurologist that you're not happy with the mystery in all of this? Please help me with any information you think of. Thanks for letting me vent.
MS is a diagnosis of exclusion, made after other more likely possibilities have been ruled out. Please note that the first blood test the U of Chicago suggests is for vitamin B12.Blood tests
Blood tests are commonly employed to check for vitamin deficiencies, toxic elements and evidence of an abnormal immune response.
Depending on your individual situation, your doctor may request certain laboratory tests to identify potentially treatable causes for neuropathy. These include tests for:
Vitamin B12 and folate levels
Thyroid, liver and kidney functions
Oral glucose tolerance test
Antibodies to nerve components (e.g., anti-MAG antibody)
Antibodies related to celiac disease
Hepatitis C and B
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