A 29-year-old female asked:
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?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Walter Husar answered
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
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
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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