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Bells Palsy And Ms
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Completely different: Bell's palsy is facial weakness or paralysis of uncertain cause that may be related to a viral infection. This usually gets better on its own in most people. Ms is a progressive degenerative neurological disease with numerous symptoms and patterns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been diagnosed with bells palsy twice, chronic migraines, possible ms....The shingles i don't have rash or blisters. Is there a relation?
My head hurts after going to the er for possible ms or Bell's palsy. do I need to go back because of this severe headache?
Hx of bell's palsy and trigeminal neuralgia. Mult episodes of facial weakness w/ right sided weakness. Neg for ms. Hyper reflexes right side. Help?
Some thoughts: What kind of help do you need? It is good if you do not have MS. Stroke and MS are the most likely to cause symptoms of weakness of the right face, arm and leg. Proper evaluation for these conditions and their risk factors should be done by a physician in a clinic or a hospital. A rare cause of these could also be hemiplegic migraine. Do you get headaches with these? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have cerebral palsy is it possible to be diagnosed with another neurological disorder like MS or als?
Yes: Over your lifetime you can develop a second disorder.Cp is defined by the static or stable nature of the brain injury, but that static injury can have result in more difficulty as you age due to the decreased mobility and lack of exercise needed to maintain unaffected activities. A second illness like ms or als, based on poorly understood factors can affect anyone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
46 year old male with cerebral palsy (I walk pigeon toed). Have low back pain, twitching, low across ab pain, tingling in arms/back. ALS/MS or paranoi?
Muscle/nerve pain: Back pain is the #1 reason for visits to a family doctor. There are many causes of pain and tingling in the back and arms, most likely pinched nerve or abnormal body mechanics underlying the problems. ALS and MS are extremely unlikely. Consider seeing a Neurologist about the tingling. Your primary care physician should be able to manage your pain. ...Read more
I am handicapped due to paralysis, how can I find out if I have been misdiagnosed or even have MS?
Can be challenging: Not clear why you were paralyzed, but could possibly be due to a spinal cord disease, such as neuromyelitis optica, although MS could also be a culprit. Since many conditions including trauma, a spinal cord infection, tumor, or stroke, could be the answer, if you wish to reassess, could get a second opinion at a nearby medical school dept of neurology clinic. ...Read more