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What is the best way to relieve?Ms symptoms?

What is the best way to relieve?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 more

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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more


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Why do I get my old MS symptoms back when I am heated up?

Why do I get my old MS symptoms back when I am heated up?

Nerve transmission: This is a well known phenomenon and was used in diagnosis in the past. It is assumed to be caused by heat slowing conduction in previously damaged nerves. ...Read more

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Is exophoria related to MS symptoms?

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

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Ms symptoms compare along with other diagnosis. what is 3 key signs that help get better diagnostic direction to decision and Dr!

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

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Can xanex help Ms symptoms ?

Can xanex help Ms symptoms ?

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 more

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What symptoms of ms multiple sclerosis ?

What symptoms of ms multiple sclerosis ?

Variable: Please consult this site for information on early symptoms of MS http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/guide/multiple-sclerosis-symptoms Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cfs and MS symptoms?

Is there a difference between cfs and MS symptoms?

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 more

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Can the MS hug be the only symptom of multiple sclerosis?

Can the MS hug be the only symptom  of multiple sclerosis?

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

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I have ms symptoms. My mri is clean, could I have progressive? I'm 17 yrs old

I have ms symptoms. My mri is clean, could I have progressive? I'm 17 yrs old

MS: It is a good thing your MRI is normal but is it not easy to predict who will progress & who will not, the best advice is to have close follow up with your neurologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose multiple sclerosis (ms)? What are the typical symptoms?

How do doctors diagnose multiple sclerosis (ms)? What are the typical symptoms?

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 more

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I have many MS symptoms. Would i more likely have it since i already have had 2 autoimmune diseases?

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 more

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My MRI was clean, but I have some ms symptoms. Could it be primary progressive. I'm a 17 year old, and very worried. ?

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

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Ms symptoms worse usually wobbly fatigued after work or evening time. Now wake up wobbly & fatigued what should I do :/?

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 more

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What are the most determining symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis? What symptoms have to be present for doctors to diagnose MS?

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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

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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 more

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I've been getting pins and needles and numbness. Could this be MS symptoms?

I've been getting pins and needles and numbness. Could this be MS symptoms?

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 more

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Ms symptoms...Mri has MS typical lesions on brain...All else ruled out?

Ms symptoms...Mri has MS typical lesions on brain...All else ruled out?

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 more

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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

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 more

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Have a lot of MS symptoms. Dr did eeg and was fine. Sending me for MRI limited. Will limited pick up MS?

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 more

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