A 29-year-old female asked:
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ms patient. vertigo, dizzy eyes, pounding heart and extreme fatigue where breathing feels like work. how likely is it for ms to affect breathing/heart?

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Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Not likely: Multiple sclerosis does not directly affect breathing or the heart, but it is well known that ms can cause profound fatigue.
Answered on Mar 9, 2014
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not usual: MS doesn't directly affect heart or lung, but Copaxone (glatiramer) injection reactions can create flushing, chest heaviness, and general malaise, lasting about 10-15 minutes. You might also be reacting to use of triptans, so spend some time with your doctor and source out answers.
Answered on Jan 2, 2015

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