sandy05 wrote:So...things have gotten worse in the past two days. My left leg is shaking uncontrollably. Im losing my balance and I feel shaky when I walk. I saw my doctor today. They did blood work to test for vitamin d, b, b12 deficiencies. She is checking my thyroid and did a urine test to rule out uti. She gave me a referral to an ophthalmologist for the blurred vision and neuritis. I have an appointment on Monday with a neurologist. I wanted to know what to expect? Will he do an mri and if so, if no lesions are present does that mean its not MS for sure? Or is there still a chance it could be MS without lesions showing on the mri? Any help would be appreciated.
sandy05 wrote:... However, my neurologist did a series of other blood tests today (c-reactive protein, ESR, ana screen, creatinine). He has also ordered an mri to be done. He thinks there is a big possibility it's MS. However, he's going to rule out lupus or other autoimmune diseases as well. Just want to know if Im on the right track? Are there any tests that he should have done that he didn't? Im feeling extremely anxious and the pain is only increasing with stress. What tests did your doctors do in order to rule out/diagnose MS besides the MRI?
stress especially will complicate your symptoms – try to relax in a warm bath of Epsom salts (The magnesium in Epsom salts can be absorbed through the skin and helps muscles.).
sandy05 wrote:...They said if it comes out clean there is no way it's MS? I found that confusing because reading other people's posts on here so many have said the first couple of mri's they had came out clean but they were still diagnosed later on. The neurologist told me there is no way it is MS without lesions showing up on the mri, so Im a tad bit confused.
If everything on the mri is negative, he is going to do an EMG and other tests to rule out nerve damage and such. I am trying very hard not to stress out, because Im finding the more exhausted I get the more frequently my leg starts to shake. I am going to go and buy some epsom salts and try a warm bath, only problem is I've been getting easily irritated by hot water.
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