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Can Ms Cause Tinnitus
I had tinnitus all day in one of my ears, plus pain. Dr. Said drum intac but found dried blood, referred me to audiologist. Do I have ms?
Not known: We do not know the exact cause of ms, but do know that there are pts who have genetic susceptibilities, and that the disease is more common in northern climates. There is a relationship to prior ebstein barr virus infections, decreased vit d levels, and possible uv-b contact. Untreated ms can result in profound disability and may shorten lifespan. ...Read more
Must disagree: This is a bandwagon that seems trendy, but the overwhelming evidence so far suggests that the blocks in the jugular and azygous veins draining into the neck, can be seen in normals as well as ms patients, and there is absolutely no backup congestion blood products found in the brain. This is a risky and absolutely unnecessary procedure, in spite of numerous advocates. No effect on ms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubtful: Back pain can be caused by multiple events, but MS does not usually cause back pain as a symptom, and certainly does not present this way. If you have recently started the MS drug Gilenya, (fingolimod) back pain could be a transient adverse event. Otherwise search for a pain generator, and get this managed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Make sure that dizziness is due to ms and not inner ear process. First step is prevention, use potent agent to control disorder. Vestibular rehab program with physical therapist can help. Some meds can control symptoms. Realize that ms pts have a higher frequency of migraine, and that a migraine complication of paroxysmal vertigo may be playing a role here. Consider visit to sw medical center. ...Read more
Patterns: The typical MS pattern involves peri-ventricular lesions perpendicular and scattered over different areas of brain. Some might light up on contrast injection. If lesions are in both brain and spinal cord can confirm diagnosis. A spinal tap may also help. Changes on films highly confirmatory ...Read more
My MS causes me with any sudden movement to loose my balance and coordination . What can I do to keep this from happening?
Sarcoidosis - my first ACE level was 98 and now my second ACE level is 111. Dr thinks sarc. Not on meds. Could ms, mg, etc. Be the cause?
During the day I have itching spells all over my body and at night I wake up cold but drenched in sweat, what's the cause. Is this MS telated?
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