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Dr. Scott Keith
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Epidural (Definition)

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


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How to determine if I have ms?

How to determine if I have ms?

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 more

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How would i know if I have ms?

How would i know if I have ms?

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 more

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How could i know if I have ms?

How could i know if I have ms?

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 more

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I have MS and sometimes I feel cold?

I have MS and sometimes I feel cold?

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 more

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What to do if I have MS please help?

What to do if I have MS please help?

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

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How likely is it that I have ms? What is the prevalence of MS in the u.S.?

How likely is it that I have ms?  What is the prevalence of MS in the u.S.?

MS in USA PREVALENCE: Estimates are 85 cases per 100000 people thats it so you can guess your odds. ...Read more

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I think i have MS i dont know i just checked the symptoms and they're so much like my mood ?

I think i have MS i dont know i just checked the symptoms and they're so much like my mood ?

MS: What symptoms are you having? If you believe you have MS consult a neurologist or your Internist ASAP ...Read more

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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?

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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Silly question but can I use the product Dermawand if I have MS? Could it cause a relapse? It seems to use some sort of current but unsure.

Silly question but can I use the product Dermawand if I have MS? Could it cause a relapse? It seems to use some sort of current but unsure.

I can't: vouch for the efficacy of Dermawand, which uses radiofrequency energy and claims to tighten facial features/reduce wrinkles, but it won't affect your MS. ...Read more

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I have tn and hyperreflexia do I have ms?

I have tn and hyperreflexia do I have ms?

Unlikely, but: Tn is trigeminal neuralgia? Should have MRI and see if there is some blood vessel or boney protruberance compressing nerve. Hyper-reflexia is non-specific. Although ms can be associated with your problems and more, it is more likely something different is causing your issues. See a neurologist and get all of this under control. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have MS or just anxiety ?

How do I know if I have MS or just anxiety ?

MS has clinical: Findings involving muscle weakness, eyesigh issues, or black outs, where it looks normal, but they can't see out! with anxiety, it's more of an emotional state of non-well being within, feeling ansty, possibly impatient, irritated, 'ants in the pants' feeling that most ms patients don't exhibit. Also, physical findings of muscle weakness is not as evident in anxiety.Most anxiou spts. Don't have ms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ms. Would it be a mistake to donate plasma?

What to do if I have ms. Would it be a mistake to donate plasma?

Maybe no issue: The ms itself would not Prohibit your donation, but certain infections, use of recreational drugs, some medications would be an issue. The folks in charge of the blood donations can guide you with specifics. ...Read more

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I have MS and over 40 but I am having signs of pregnacy. What should I do?

I have MS and over 40 but I am having signs of pregnacy. What should I do?

Pregnancy test: There are many women who have ms and are able to have children successfully. But the first step is to do a pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. If so, see an obstetrician. If not, depending on what your 'signs' are, you may need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have MS and all of a sudden I feel a lot of tingling around my lower part of my body. What can that mean?

I have MS and all of a sudden I feel a lot of tingling around my lower part of my body. What can that mean?

Possible relapse: My initial response: likelihood of sudden relapse. Are you taking a potent disease modifying agent? Are you following MS diet, doing aerobic exercise, supplementing vitamins? Did you contact your neurologist? Should we work more in depth with you via a Concierge consult? Best to contact your doctor today, and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have MS and have constant lower back. Whether or not that has any relation I don't know what other medication I can take for pain. ?

I have MS and have constant lower back. Whether or not that has any relation I don't know what other medication I can take for pain. ?

What meds R U taking: In the initial stages of MS, pain is uncommon, but, as the condition deteriorates, muscles weaken, joints get unstable, posture changes and, of course, painful muscle spasms can occur. The best thing you can do is to is to get a referral to a physical therapist who has experience in treating such conditions. I also have MS. Pain meds are the treatment of last resort! Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm a shipbuilder. the temp can get into the hundreds. I have MS, heat bothers me. If I take to many breaks I'll get wrote up. what could I do?

I'm a shipbuilder. the temp can get into the hundreds. I have MS, heat bothers me. If I take to many breaks I'll get wrote up. what could I do?

Review with doctor: Review the problem with your neurologist. It may be the type of work you are doing is not healthy for your MS. It may be possible to assign you to a job that works better for you. All the best. Always make sure you are staying well hydrated. ...Read more

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Should I breastfeed if I have ms?

Yes: According to the aap there are very few true reasons not to breastfeed. Ms is not a reason to not breastfeed and i would encourage it. Most of the medications used to treat MS are too big to cross into breastmilk. You can see if your medications are compatible with breastfeeding at lactmed, a free database on medications and breastmilk. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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