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Benign Ms Symptoms
Steroids: Ms causes periodic exacerbations that usually improve with time. Iv steroids will hasten that improvement but does not affect the long term disability. Chronic symptoms are treated symptomatically. In other words pain is treated with drugs like Gabapentin or fatigue with provigil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be: Like in a case of MS causing an internuclear opthalmoplegia - don't worry this is a fancy term for a particular problem that affects how the eyes move together. But it isn't the most common presentation of MS. ...Read more
Ms symptoms compare along with other diagnosis. what is 3 key signs that help get better diagnostic direction to decision and Dr!
MS WORK UP: In the MS work up, of a younger female patient presenting with vertigo /gait instability/numbness. And on exam ther is hyperrefleia. You would want to do a full blood work up evaluate for Lyme disease/CNS SARCOIDOSIS /SJOGRENS SYNDROME. MRI of brain and cervical spine to look for plaques. If necessary a lumbar puncture to check MBP and oligoclonal bands ...Read more
Emotional rxtns: Xanax (alprazolam) is of value for panic reactions, anxiety states, emotional stressors, and if MS causes these reactions, quite appropriate to use medication, but the drug does not affect the usual complications of MS such as fatigue, pain, cognitive deterioration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Symptoms can be similar, but nerve damage and plaques do not occur in the periphery or brain. No structural abnormalities have been found in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. One is autimmune (ms) and the other, possibly do to many factors, and is a diagnosis of exclusion. Specific abnormatities can be found in ms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a few MS symptoms of which I am seeing a neuro. Two days ago, I woke up with a stiff neck, and still today. Is that a MS symptom?
Initially maybe: The MS "hug" is indicative of spinal cord involvement, and may be a presenting feature, but could occur later in form of relapse. If you have such problems, it could be due to a different cause and this needs sorting out. If you indeed have MS, you should be placed on potent medication. Would a Concierge visit help guide you? ...Read more
Diagnosed by MRI.: Typically MS is diagnosed by mri, but in some patients may require a spinal tap or other specialized studies. These tests may include optical coherence tomography (oct) or visual evoked potentials (ver or veps). Symtoms include numbness and tingling usually on one side of the body starting in the hands and toes and progressing proximally. Weakness in the same distribution. Painful visual loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have many MS symptoms. Would i more likely have it since i already have had 2 autoimmune diseases?
MS unlikely: At your age, it is very rare for MS to begin, and more likely, other problems would explain your symptoms. It is also unusual, but not impossible, to have 2 autoimmune disorders, one being MS. Not sure why there is a question of autoimmune disease of brain, and perhaps your physician can help uncover a precise diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My MRI was clean, but I have some ms symptoms. Could it be primary progressive. I'm a 17 year old, and very worried. ?
Possible MS: it depends what symptoms do you have. There are many diseases that can cause symptoms similar to MS. ...Read more
Ms symptoms worse usually wobbly fatigued after work or evening time. Now wake up wobbly & fatigued what should I do :/?
Advice: The more potent MS agents such as Tysabri (natalizumab) and Gilenya can help fatigue very well. Meds for fatigue include ritalin, Cylert, modafanil, Nuvigil, Adderall, amantadine, and one or another may be helpful. Also, check to make certain that additional co-morbidity is not present, such as anemia, thyroid, B-12, vitamin D issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the most determining symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis? What symptoms have to be present for doctors to diagnose MS?
MS?: Other symptoms exist. Refer to diagram, and please consult your pcp for referral to Neurologist if warranted following exam. ...Read more
Why do high temperatures make multiple sclerosis symptoms worse? I live in a hot climate and really love being outside, but i can’t much anymore because my MS symptoms get really bad. Why does that happen and is there anything i can take or do so i can en
Complex: If the insulation (myelin) is damaged in nerve fibers, the heat promotes intracellular potassium to leach out, worsening nerve fnctn. A drug such as Ampyra may help stabilize, and since fatigue is an issue, might try Ritalin or nuvigil. Best approach, more potent drug such as gilenya, tysabri, (natalizumab) or even the forthcoming bg-12, and take vit d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NOT NECESSARILY: Your symptoms are nonspecific and could be associated with many different causes, including peripheral nerve, neck or back spondylosis, medication reactions, and even complex migraine events. Although ms can indeed present with similar issues, this is too generic to pin down with these symptoms alone. Might discuss with your primary doc and decide if a further evaluation may be beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to diagnose MS: There are MS symptoms, and then there are symptoms that help to make the diagnosis of MS. For example, muscle spasm is a symptom of MS, and many other illnesses. Lesions of the brain are caused by MS, but also by viruses, head injuries, etc. If you have the right symptoms and the right MRI findings, the diagnosis should be clear. With MS, the diagnosis is rarely that easy to make. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What diseases cause hand paresthesia and swelling (in the MS mimic) catagory? I've been having a lot of symptoms that are classic MS symptoms but have not been diagnosed. My brain MRI without contrast was normal. One neurologist sd it was anxiety and to s
Some of the options: Cervical radiculopathy, transverse myelopathy, ulnar / radial / median nerve impingement (incl carpal tunnel syndome), brachial plexopathy, peripheral neuropathy (there are many causes), and vascular disorders, such as calciphylaxis. I agree that carpal tunnel syndrome is #1 - and should be a place to start. A normal brain MRI does help put MS aside. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have a lot of MS symptoms. Dr did eeg and was fine. Sending me for MRI limited. Will limited pick up MS?
Limited to what?: Your post lacks specifics. What ARE your symptoms? An eeg is of no value whatever in disgnosing MS. What was your doctor looking for? Not sure what a "limited" MRI is because there is no such thing as an UNlimited MRI. Your understanding of your doc's differential diagnosis & diagnostic strategy is missing some big pieces. You need to re-discuss it with him/her & then re-post with clarifications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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