Does this sound like MS??

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Does this sound like MS??

Postby GrammarNinja » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:16 pm

About 10 years ago (at age 28) I had several tests run because I was having issues with my vision and with numbness. Nothing was resolved, but my symptoms went away. Now, a little over a month ago, I started having numbness and strange itching on my side. At first we thought it was shingles, but it wasn't. Now the numbness has spread down my right side from my rib cage to my toes. I also have a very tight feeling in my right side, like there's a rubber band around that side of my abdomen, and occasionally it gets twisted and it is painful. My right leg gets really tired (that's the side that is numb). Also, since that time 10 years ago, I have double vision (mainly in the mornings).
Do any of these sound familiar? 10 years ago they thought I might have MS, but they did a spinal tap and nothing was conclusive. I know only a doctor can make a diagnosis (I have an appointment with a neurologist in a week), I just thought it would be helpful to talk to someone who actually had MS. I'd appreciate any input.
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Re: Does this sound like MS??

Postby Lainie » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:24 pm

It could be MS. But it could also be a host of other neurological disorders too. Sorry I can't be more definitive, but the neurologist will order an MRI, and that WILL give you an answer.
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Re: Does this sound like MS??

Postby jimmylegs » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:32 am

I would want to be certain to rule out nutrition issues too..
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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