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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.
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.See 3 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!See 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.See 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.See 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.See 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.
MS in USA PREVALENCE: Estimates are 85 cases per 100000 people that's it so you can guess your odds.See 1 more doctor answer
MS: What symptoms are you having? If you believe you have MS consult a neurologist or your Internist ASAP
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
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.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.
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!
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.See 3 more doctor answers