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How do I know if I have MS or just anxiety ?

How do I know if I have MS or just anxiety ?

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. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have MS or als?

I need help! How do I know if I have MS or als?

Very different : Why do you think you have either? Have you consulted a neurologist? Have you had diagnostic testing? Need to start perhaps with your primary care doc, and get referral if needed to neurology. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have MS as facial numbness seems to be a main symptom?

How do I know if I have MS as facial numbness seems to be a main symptom?

See neurologist: Facial numbness can be caused by many items, including dental and jaw issues, viral involvement of cranial nerves, issues at base of brain. Might consult with your dentist initially but if no answer, a neurologist can certainly help. Facial numbness is not usually the presenting sign of ms>. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have als, MS or none?

Unlikely you do: If you possessed als, you would have muscle weakness, atrophy, and flickering of muscles. Ms would experience problems with imbalance, loss of vision, incoordination, fatigue, cognitive issues, leg weakness, etc. Why are you worried? See your doctor and enquire about your health. ...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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Can someone have MS and not have any leisons ?

Can someone have MS and not have any leisons
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No: In fact, the mcdonald criteria for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis requires dissemination of lesions both in time and space. Without any lesions, the diagnosis can not be made. So, strickly speaking, the absence of lesions is not compatible with a diagnosis of ms. ...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