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leg heaviness sensation intermittent and ice pick headaches associated with ms?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Questions: Do you have a diagnosis of MS? Or are you wondering about the significance of your symptoms? Pts with MS have a much higher incidence of migraine and other headaches, and ice pick headaches are a variant of migraine which can be prevented by some meds. The heaviness in your legs may be due to hot ambient surroundings, but could be due to lumbar stenosis or vascular claudication. See neurology.
Answered on Jun 6, 2014
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
MS symptoms?: Leg heaviness can be related to MS, if the MS caused leg weakness once, sometimes the adaptation is to develop increased muscle tone, which can feel like heaviness. You would remember the onset of this symptom very clearly though, it would affect walking. Ice pick headaches are not normally associated with MS, but there is some overlap with trigeminal neuralgia, which can cause similar symptoms.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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