Wondering wrote:Happy Saturday to everyone
My question today is this: i have had MS symptoms since February. Started with burning feet, numbness throughout, dizzyness and a general feeling of unwell. Have been supplementing with mag, b12 , b complex, and zinc, and some vit D. I recently have been getting blurry eyes, even with my glasses on...worse at night. My brain MRI came back clear and no lesions. If i was having a problem with my eyes wouldn't something show on the MRI? I went to the eye doc for an exam and he couldn't find anything abnormal??? My neuro mentioned the MRI showed something minor to do with my sinuses and didnt eloborate from there.
Do I go to the hospital? Im scared my eyes are going to get worse? I dont have the typical blindness in one eye but my right eye seems worse then the left. Im so confused as to what to do. I have another appointment with my GP this Tuesday. Should i wait and talk to her?
Any advice is appreciated. I know some have said dont wait, go to the hospital and get steroids? Dont really wanna do this if it can be avoided.
Signs and Symptoms of B12 Deficiency:
Tingling/Numbness(your "burning feet" and numbness)
Sore Mouth or Tongue
Stomach and G.I. Problems
Limb Movement Disorders
Thoughts of Suicide
Ironically, this misplaced concern over the expense of B12 testing costs the medical system far more than it saves, because B12 deficiency is remarkably simple to detect and even easier to treat. Patients treated in the early stages of the disease usually experience complete recovery, with even severe symptoms such as vision loss, agonizing leg pains, paralysis, multiple sclerosis-like symptoms, psychosis, and dementia often receding in months or even weeks. Moreover, unlike many medical problems, B12 deficiency is very inexpensive to treat. Treatment for one year involving bi-monthly injections and a series of six initial daily injections costs $36 per year when patients or family members administer the injections (which are similar to the insulin shots diabetics give themselves).… (Page 16) There is no price one can place on the pain of individuals whose undiagnosed B12 deficiency leads to severe, irreversible physical and mental disability.
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