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Doctor insights on: Does It Sound Like Ms Was Caused By Taking Diet Pills For Years

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Does it sound like MS was caused by taking diet pills for years?

Does it sound like MS was caused by taking diet pills for years?

No.: If by ms, you mean multiple sclerosis, there is no evidence that diet pill use causes it. The cause remains unknown, but there is not known association with stimulants or in other form of diet pills. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more


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I have been told I have a lesion on my cortical sensory strip. Was told possible ms. Does this sound like ms? I have cognitive and balance issues also

I have been told I have a lesion on my cortical sensory strip. Was told possible ms. Does this sound like ms? I have cognitive and balance issues also

Unknown: Strictly speaking, from an imaging point of view, a single lesion does not a diagnosis of ms make. There are criteria to meet such as McDonalds criteria. Very early in the course of the disease it is more a clinical diagnosis . Follow up studies become important . Your neurologist is the best to know. Best wishes ...Read more

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I have had optic neuritis, random hearing loss, loss of taste and smell, and constant fatigue. Does this sound like MS?

I have had optic neuritis, random hearing loss, loss of taste and smell, and constant fatigue.  Does this sound like MS?

Would consider MS: Incidence of MS following optic neuritis varies from 25% to 81% depending on whether additional white matter lesions are present on MRI. Some of your symptoms raise concerns about MS, and thus, encourage pursuing answers through your neurologist. ...Read more

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Does a numb patch on foot along with random muscle twitching including eye sound like early MS symptoms? Had a clean MRI and emg but still worried

Does a numb patch on foot along with random muscle twitching including eye sound like early MS symptoms? Had a clean MRI and emg but still worried

Unlikely: especially given your negative workup. Many other conditions can cause these symptoms. If you notice progression of the symptoms, or develop new symptoms, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the true risks of using marijuna? Am being told that if I use it for my MS it will be fine. This sounds stooopid to me. I have no intention

What are the true risks of using marijuna? Am being told that if I use it for my MS it will be fine. This sounds stooopid to me. I have no intention

Medical MJ: There are risks in some, as psychiatric reactions are well recorded, and educational work often deteriorates. Medical marijuana can help with ms spasticity, actually some studies now, but does not improve ms otherwise, and could interfere with a drug such as gilenya, which shares receptors. At this time, i cannot endorse medical marijuana in ms therapy otherwise, and suggest discussion with eco. ...Read more

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I had a virus, the virus is gone now I have slight ear ache, dizziness, balance problem.Does it sound ear related or possibly MS? Sleep makes it worse

I had a virus, the virus is gone now I have slight ear ache, dizziness, balance problem.Does it sound ear related or possibly MS? Sleep makes it worse

Bet on the virus: Vertigo after a viral upper respiratory infection are fairly common. You can get some inflammation in the vesicular system in your inner ear (part of your ear helping control balance). It goes away after a few days and is nothing to worry about. MS can cause vertigo, but common things be common, bet on the viral infection. If you develop different/new neurology symptoms go see a doc then. ...Read more

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Neck pain,head pressure,sensitivity to light/sound, feel drunk, earache MS on DMD 11 months WBC 1.8, Lymph Abs.3 CD4 55, % 18.2, Cd4/Cd8 ratio .43 ?

Neck pain,head pressure,sensitivity to light/sound, feel drunk, earache MS on DMD 11 months WBC 1.8, Lymph Abs.3 CD4 55, % 18.2, Cd4/Cd8 ratio .43 ?

Concerning : Meningitis is a serious concern as u'r 3 primary symptoms that u listed, plus having immune suppression, are at top of list. Medication side effect possible to, but I STRONGLY RECOMMEND u go to the ER. I have had meningitis and it started with severe headaches, then I could not tolerate light and even moving my eyeballs hurt, plus neck stiffness. ...Read more