HunnyBunny wrote: My MRI (brain) came back as "normal", but I had 2 Dr tell me conflicting info, one said it means I don't have MS, the other says it is not a reliable indicator, that MS is still a possibility.
Has anyone heard of Peripheral Neuropathy? I just can't help but wondering if what I have is more along this line as this is just so progressive, so fast, since it was so close to a major fall on ice?
Your nervous system is divided into two broad categories. Your central nervous system consists of your brain and spinal cord. All the other nerves in your body are part of your peripheral nervous system. Peripheral neuropathy affects those nerves, which include:
■Sensory nerves to receive feelings such as heat, pain or touch
■Motor nerves that control how your muscles move
■Autonomic nerves that control such automatic functions as blood pressure, heart rate, digestion and bladder function
Signs and symptoms may include:
■Gradual onset of numbness and tingling in your feet or hands, which may spread upward into your legs and arms
■Sharp, jabbing or electric-like pain
■Extreme sensitivity to touch, even light touch
■Lack of coordination
■Muscle weakness or paralysis if motor nerves are affected
■Bowel or bladder problems if autonomic nerves are affected
■Trauma or pressure on the nerve. Traumas, such as motor vehicle accidents, falls or sports injuries, can sever or damage peripheral nerves. Nerve pressure can result from using a cast or crutches, spending a long time in an unnatural position, or repeating a motion many times — such as typing.
■Exposure to poisons.
bobble wrote:I posted a fairly lengthy reply, but when I clicked submit it seemed to eat my post. Anyway, here we go again, but the short version.
My Ear-Nose-Throat doctor thinks I have MS. Based on what I have read about it, I think he is right. I have an appointment with the neurologist next week.
Back in November I was in a bicycle accident. Flew over the handlebars and came down on pavement on my left rib cage and left arm. Fractured 4 ribs. I immediately developed some minor symptoms which I did not immediately realize were probably neurological.
- Pains in my left leg and arm that would only last a few moments and go away.
- 3 occasions of irregular heartbeat
- A mild sense that I could my blood pulsating through my veins.
As my ribs heeled (7-8 weeks), I generally felt better and had no more heart palpitations. A few weeks later (a couple months after the accident) I started to develop all of the symptoms you describe. I started with waking in the morning feeling a little nauseous and light headed and chills. Later developed the tingling in left fingers/toes, then left arms and legs and EVERY SINGLE ONE of the symptoms you describe except the skin sensations (other than in my hand and toes) and I don't have migraines. Even the eye and face stuff between the nose and back of my left ear. I even had abdominal symptoms (like Celiac Disease symptoms) like yours last winter (09/10) for which I had a CT but nothing was ever concluded and most of those symptoms went away over the summer. During that time, and up until the day of the accident, I had none of the neurological symptoms I now have. Like you, my doctor said go to ER if symptoms get too bad, which I did on one occasion, but that was before they suspected MS. They did nothing for me except blood tests and I am not sure what they could.
I was wondering if you actually got any relief from going to the ER?
Also, how is your diagnosis progressing?
Even though I am starting to have difficulty standing/walking on my left leg, I feel better standing than sitting or laying down. I think sitting in my desk chair for long periods of time actually makes my symptoms worse.
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