Symptoms but no diagnosis

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Symptoms but no diagnosis

Postby Larisa0319 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:27 am

Hey everyone, my name is Larisa I am 25 years old. I started noticing some weird symptoms that started about a couple years ago. Numbness in right leg, pins and needle feeling in legs, hands shake, weakness on right side of body, loss of some reflexes on right side of body, tired, dizzy, and see floating spots. Some symptoms are constant, others come and go, and some have happened once and haven't returned. I recently started seeing a new neurologist and so far he has done blood work and a lumbar puncture both came back normal. I am now being sent for an mri of my brain and spine and an EMG and NCT. I still have not been diagnosed with anything which is very frustrating because I know in my heart something is not right. I am wondering if anyone has been diagnosed with ms even though all tests that were done came back normal? Thanks for reading :-D
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Re: Symptoms but no diagnosis

Postby Youarethecure » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:37 pm

With those tests being normal it doesnt rule out ms. The mri will be a better indicator to see if there are lesions on your brain or spine.

But even still, It could be something as simple as a b12 deficiency, or MANY other things. MS is a diagnosis of ruling everything else out.

I know this sounds stupid, but make sure your neuro is a proper and good doctor. MS is tricky to deal with and diagnose.

best of luck,

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Re: Symptoms but no diagnosis

Postby Larisa0319 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:44 pm

Thank you for your response. I have had my b12 levels checked and that was fine. I go for my mri's next week so hopefully I will know more then.
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Re: Symptoms but no diagnosis

Postby jimmylegs » Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:17 pm

here is a route to some potentially interesting reading related to tests and results that are often more subtle than will red flag anything in standard testing

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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