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Ms Hug Symptoms
Not really : Can be readily differentiated, but if you are having sharp right or mid upper abdomen pain, that is not an ms "hug", and you should have your doctor evaluate this. Do you have ms or are you asking about another? ...Read more
Is MS hug seen in early stages of Multiple sclerosis also is it possible to have it in right calf region?
The "MS hug": ...happens when the muscles of the ribcage go into spasm, causing a tight, squeezing feeling (and sometimes pain) in the chest. It may be triggered by overheating, fatigue or fever. MS can cause spasm of any skeletal muscle, including the calf. Other disorders can cause muscle spasms & MS can get worse , especially if untreated, so it's best to see a doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more
Prescribed 10mg oral baclofen for "ms hug", experiencing nausea and vomiting. What can I do to alleviate it? Pepto, ginger, mint haven't helped.
Use different med: Suggest considering a switch to an alternative medication which does not cause your symptoms, but might work well for spasticity, and perhaps tizanidine would be of value. Ms hug usually refers to spinal cord inflammation, which should be treated with steroids or acthar, as could represent a relapse. Also, do not see specific ms med on your list. Do you have a neurologist? If not, you need one. ...Read more
I've had all the symptoms of MS for about 6 years off and on, the past 6 months they're getting worse, what's my best course of action for a diagnosis?
MS Dx- how to make: The best way to make a diagnosis of MS is to be interviewed and examined by a neurologist, then undergo tests of MRI and spinal tap, if needed. It is hard to do this on telemedicine. In general, to see how the diagnosis of MS is made, try this informational web link http://www.neurocuro.com/how-do-you-know-if-you-have-ms/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Excellent question: Subtle problems early on can be very misleading and indeed, can confuse docs. Some common early signs include loss of vision in one eye, weakness in legs or arms, electrical shocks on flexing neck, gait imbalance or incoordination, numbness or tingling, vague persistent fatigue, even confusion or disorientation. Mri's are commonly helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Ms affects different parts of the brain or spinal cord at different times so the symptoms depend on what part is affected. They can include weakness, numbness, double vision, vision loss, facial pain, vertigo, trouble talking or swallowing, and heat intolerance among others. That is why it is sometimes so hard to diagnose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have almost all symptoms of ms, except for og bands. Two neuros have told me that absolutely no MS without, but other sources say 5-10% possibility.?
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