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Can I Have An Epidural If I Have Ms
The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more
Diagnose MS or not: MS is not an easy diagnosis to make. Your medical provider, normally a neurologist, would perform a careful interview and physical exam. If they thought you may have MS, they may order an MRI of the brain, the cervical spine, and/or a spinal tap. These are the pieces of information used to make the diagnosis. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hoe to know if MS: A person with symptoms cannot really know if they have MS. They may have some symptoms that are caused by MS. There are often many causes of these kinds of symptoms. It is a good idea to focus on what the symptoms are, then let a trained doctor do a thorough interview, physical exam, and testing, if needed, to help make the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a neurologist: Your symptoms are nonspecific and do not lead me to consider MS, and, at your age, it is less likely that you have ms, but, if you possess neurological symptoms, by all means, see a local neurologist and get evaluated. The visual issues could be due to migraine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple sclerosis: Of course, patients with multiple sclerosis can get all of the same symptoms of feeling cold as anyone else (low ambient temperature, fever, sweats, under active thyroid, etc.), but they can also develop a problem with their autonomic nervous system which controls sweating and thus may affect the skin sensation of temperature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get on therapy: Let's assume your diagnosis is correct, and you have a neurologist. You need to commence a disease modifying drug asap, and currently, there are injectables, oral agents, and infusions. A low fat, low salt diet, with vitamin d-3 supplements, and aerobic exercise can be very useful. Long term outcomes seem best when treatment starts at time of diagnosis. ...Read more
MS: What symptoms are you having? If you believe you have MS consult a neurologist or your Internist ASAP ...Read more
I have been feeling really down. No appetite or will to do anything. I have ms could that contribute to the way I'm feeling?
It could: MS can affect your mental states. You still need to find a psychiatrist to help you with the depressive symptoms ...Read more
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