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Ms Flare Up Symptoms
I just got home from hospital being treated for MS flare with solumedrol, my symptoms are back. What should I do? They are just as bad
See neurologist: If your relapse is worsening, you need to find out if it is a steroid treatment failure (if so, you might need course of Acthar or plasmaphereis), but you could possess an infection or metabolic issues, slowing recovery. I do NOT find a specific MS medication listed. I presume you overlooked this, but the best overall approach is prevention via potent agent such as Tysabri or Gilenya. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A disorder causing usually episodic loss of myelin (demyelination) which disrupts function of central nervous system. Can lead to nerve damage because nerve requires myelin to function best. Classically relapsing and remitting or chronic and progressive. The former is characterized by transient neurological episodes of dysfunction separate in time and in space ...Read more
Suffered MS FLARE- worst symptom being pain- oxy doesn't work so good- fentanyl seems like it would work best on CNS MS pain- cym&lyr no wrk-trd opan, etc?
Does MS effect your blood work like chrolestor and triglycirites?Never been elavated before MS flare up.
Diagnosed by MRI.: Typically MS is diagnosed by mri, but in some patients may require a spinal tap or other specialized studies. These tests may include optical coherence tomography (oct) or visual evoked potentials (ver or veps). Symtoms include numbness and tingling usually on one side of the body starting in the hands and toes and progressing proximally. Weakness in the same distribution. Painful visual loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do high temperatures make multiple sclerosis symptoms worse? I live in a hot climate and really love being outside, but i can’t much anymore because my MS symptoms get really bad. Why does that happen and is there anything i can take or do so i can en
Complex: If the insulation (myelin) is damaged in nerve fibers, the heat promotes intracellular potassium to leach out, worsening nerve fnctn. A drug such as Ampyra may help stabilize, and since fatigue is an issue, might try Ritalin or nuvigil. Best approach, more potent drug such as gilenya, tysabri, or even the forthcoming bg-12, and take vit d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the most determining symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis? What symptoms have to be present for doctors to diagnose MS?
MS?: Other symptoms exist. Refer to diagram, and please consult your pcp for referral to Neurologist if warranted following exam. ...Read more
Vision loss pain : Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerves that presents with vision loss, pain with eye movement & "fading vision" when a person gets hot (like in the shower). It is most commonly associated with ms- multiple sclerosis. Ms also causes pars planitis -inflammation in the eye that presents with floaters and/or vision loss. A few of my patients have inflammation in the front of the eye too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have all the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but it didn't show up on the mri, could i still have ms? What else could it be? I'm negative for lupus
Lots of things: Ruling MS in or out is much easier than it used to be, but it still requires training, skill & expertise that you'll never get from "Doctor Google." It isn't just laypeople who lack the knowledge & experience to distinguish MS from conditions that superficially resemble MS but aren't; the average US nonneurologist physician isn't confident of his/her ability to do so either. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to have multiple sclerosis with many MS symptoms and white matter changes on the brain and not actual lesions?Ep's were normal also.
Straightforward: Severity of ms varies, and even benign cases, but diagnosis is based on history and exam and supportive lab studies. Evoked potentials usually worthless, and not used routinely. Mri of neck showing just one lesion could be confirmatory, or change of brain MRI also supportive. In some cases, spinal fluid analysis helps. However, you may possess a different condition. Maybe a second opinion? ...Read more
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