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Do I Have Ms Questionnaire
I have MS & want to know how likely it could be that I have PBA? took a short questionnaire and it suggest that I do. Been feeling low & end up crying
Likely association: PBA can be seen with stroke, brain injury, ALS, and MS. Responds beautifully to the medication Nuedexta, twice daily. If your questionnaire is convincing, try some samples. Also, make certain that you are using a potent MS disease modifying agent such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya to decrease some of the issues with this difficult disease. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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