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Ms Hug Symptoms
Initially maybe: The MS "hug" is indicative of spinal cord involvement, and may be a presenting feature, but could occur later in form of relapse. If you have such problems, it could be due to a different cause and this needs sorting out. If you indeed have MS, you should be placed on potent medication. Would a Concierge visit help guide you? ...Read more
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
How to stop the MS hug? I take copaxone (glatiramer) and I sometimes can't move my toes for a few min it feels like leg muscle being squeezed
Complexities: The "MS Hug" is an indication of spinal cord involvement, and presence is most often a sign of a relapse, which would need treatment with steroids or ACTHAR. If you have active ongoing new inflammation, recommend switching your medication to a more potent agent. We might best discuss this via a Concierge virtual consult. ...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
Symptoms of MS: The cause of MS is not known. The symptoms vary from person to person. Common symptoms of MS are blurred vision in one eye, double vision, trouble walking, numbness or weakness on one side of the face or the body, normally lasting more than 24 hours. There are other causes of these symptoms, so they do not mean MS. Hope that helps! ...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