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My doctor has sent me for tests as he believes I have MS. How long what should I expect for my 1st appointment?

My doctor has sent me for tests as he believes I have MS. How long what should I expect for my 1st appointment?

See a neurologist: The diagnosing of MS can be very difficult, it must be done by a neurologist who specializes in treating MS. An accurate diagnosis is based on your medical history and neuro exam using tests of nervous system function. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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


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I have ms&have been taking betaseron (interferon beta 1b).I just took2pregnancy test&both positive. I was told I should be off betaserson for2mnts before I try. Baby b ok?

I have ms&have been taking betaseron (interferon beta 1b).I just took2pregnancy test&both positive. I was told I should be off betaserson for2mnts before I try. Baby b ok?

Medication: Not all medications have enough scientific evidence to determine the safety for use in pregnancy. The theoretical use of exposure must be weighed against the benefits of use. Each case must be determined on a case by case basis. Preliminary studies on this drug are encouraging. Http://bmjopen. Bmj. Com/content/4/5/e004536.full ...Read more

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Do I have ms? .Gyno did a bunch of blood tests, all neg exc the test for inflamation it was 17. Symptoms match and my grandma had it. I am 35 yr f

Do I have ms? .Gyno did a bunch of blood tests, all neg exc the test for inflamation it was 17. Symptoms match and my grandma had it. I am 35 yr f

Doubt MS: Your symptoms suggest possible migraine, and, your grandma's diagnosis provides minimal statistical risk. I am somewhat baffled as to why this diagnosis is being considered based on information provided. There are many fine neurologists near your home, and suggest a consult to assist in future evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Difficulty walking. Will Doctor's be able to tell me what the Multiple Sclerosis is affecting just by MRI report. No film. 5 other test negative. 4 MS?

Difficulty walking. Will Doctor's be able to tell me what the Multiple Sclerosis is affecting just by MRI report. No film. 5 other test negative. 4 MS?

Maybe not: If you have an established diagnosis of MS, then rest assured your MRI studies will be "abnormal". The question a neurologist will ask him/herself, are any of these abnormalities new since the last MRI? Are any of these abnormalities recently active? (enhanced with contrast). Are there any new lesions on the spinal cord? ...Read more

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Difficulty taking deep breath. No pain. Pulmonary/heart tests normal. Always responds to celebrex (celecoxib). I have MS. What could this problem be?

Difficulty taking deep breath. No pain. Pulmonary/heart tests normal. Always responds to celebrex (celecoxib). I have MS. What could this problem be?

Not clear: I guess I'm not completely clear as to why you're having trouble taking a deep breath. Your responds to Celebrex (celecoxib) to suggest this might be a pain but yet you said it's no pain. It could be muscular it could be a neurologic he could be due to conditioning. Each of these are considerations. You might want your physician to have you get a cardio pulmonary evaluation. ...Read more

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How else will a neurologist find if I have ms? I've had a negative brain, spinal, and cervical MRI, as well as blood tests. Having neuropathy symptoms

How else will a neurologist find if I have ms? I've had a negative brain, spinal, and cervical MRI, as well as blood tests. Having neuropathy symptoms

Spinal tap: If there are signs suggesting a demyelination process, then in the spinal fluid will be a myelin basic protein or other product of the breakdown of myelin, the coating around the nerves. Yes I know the tap is not pleasant but in the absence of a diagnosis it may be necessary. Good luck ...Read more

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I have MS and the bottom right side of my face is numb lower lip, right nostril, and jaw. Waiting for blood test results?

I have MS and the bottom right side of my face is numb lower lip, right nostril, and jaw. Waiting for blood test results?

MS progression: You need to see your Neurologist to stop progression of MS signs and symptoms. There are experimental drugs out there now that will stop progression and delay any dehabilitation. Any recent URI? Could be Bell's palsy which needs to be treated ASAP with antiviral. steroids to prevent permanent damage. ...Read more

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Anxiety & multiple sclerosis sure do have the same symptoms. How do you tell the difference? Doc won't test for ms, even though twitching & eye problem.

Anxiety & multiple sclerosis sure do have the same symptoms. How do you tell the difference? Doc won't test for ms, even though twitching & eye problem.

MS vs anxiety: Can be tricky in some cases, but usually anxiety has "extra" symptoms and signs which are unlikely to be caused by MS. Also signs of anxiety may be fleeting. Eye twitching alone is not likely to be MS. I do not know what your eye symptoms are, but a dilated eye exam can rule out involvement of the optic nerve which is a key finding for MS. ...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 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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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 that's it so you can guess your odds. ...Read more

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I think I have MS I don't know I just checked the symptoms and they're so much like my mood?

I think I have MS I don't 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