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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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I have ms for 11yrs in April this year I noticed I am getting internal shivers like I'm cold on the inside but very hot on the outside?

I have ms for 11yrs in April this year I noticed I am getting internal shivers like I'm cold on the inside but very hot on the outside?

Weird feelings: And you've just discovered by Charcot discovered over 150 years ago when he meticulously documented his patient's symptoms and evolution who had MS. If you read the papers the word "Weirdness" may come to mind. It's just limitless what things MS can cause a person to feel. Document your symptoms when something new happens and discuss it with your doctor. More questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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My fingers and toes are always freezing cold. There are no color changes but now it keeps me from sleeping. Doctors suspect vascular issues. I have MS too. Any sugestions?

My fingers and toes are always freezing cold. There are no color changes but now it keeps me from sleeping. Doctors suspect vascular issues. I have MS too. Any sugestions?

Vasculopathy: Sounds like small vessel disease or a raynauds type of issue. Your doctor might want to start you on an Aspirin or Nifedipine after further evaluation if they find some small vessel issues are at play. Nighttime is to sleep with some sort of cotton glove. ...Read more

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1st dose Valtrex (valacyclovir) for cold sores. Dizzy with funny vision. I do have MS ... Could it be my MS or the valtrex (valacyclovir). Should i stick to zovirax instead?

1st dose Valtrex (valacyclovir) for cold sores. Dizzy with funny vision. I do have MS ... Could it be my MS or the valtrex (valacyclovir). Should i stick to zovirax instead?

VIRAL INFECTIONS: Viruses can promote worsening of ms, even a full blown relapse. Sounds like you recently had labor and delivery, and pregnancy is protective, but breastfeeding is not so protective, and you may indeed have an emerging relapse or progressive symptoms. The long and short here is the need to see a neurologist and restart a potent disease modifying drug. Do not worry about which viral drug is used. ...Read more

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Bloody urine 4 months. No uti. Bloody noses 2x a week 4 months. Butterfly rash on face. Cold toes fingers. Have ms. Lupus in family. Joint pain/stiff?

Many symptoms: You have many symptoms as described, and it appears a family hx as well of some diseases. You should see a dr. And tell them your symptoms and get lab testing including tests that would check/screen for autoimmune disorders, including lupus. Best wishes. ...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 thats it so you can guess your odds. ...Read more

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At what age is too young to have ms?

Never too young: Ms has been diagnosed in infants and toddlers. Rare, but seems to have happened. ...Read more

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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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What are the ways to find out if you have ms?

Start with neurology: History and physical exam can provide clues to diagnosis, which can be confirmed by MRI films and/or spinal fluid. Your doctor may do some blood studies to exclude other entities. ...Read more

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