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Ms symptoms...Mri has MS typical lesions on brain...All else ruled out?

Ms symptoms...Mri has MS typical lesions on brain...All else ruled out?

How to diagnose MS: There are MS symptoms, and then there are symptoms that help to make the diagnosis of MS. For example, muscle spasm is a symptom of MS, and many other illnesses. Lesions of the brain are caused by MS, but also by viruses, head injuries, etc. If you have the right symptoms and the right MRI findings, the diagnosis should be clear. With MS, the diagnosis is rarely that easy to make. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more


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Is exophoria related to MS symptoms?

Is exophoria related to MS symptoms?

It can be: Like in a case of MS causing an internuclear opthalmoplegia - don't worry this is a fancy term for a particular problem that affects how the eyes move together. But it isn't the most common presentation of MS. ...Read more

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Have neurological symptoms (numbness on one side, vision issues, brain fog). What neurological disorders give a speckled positive ANA test?

Have neurological symptoms (numbness on one side, vision issues, brain fog). What neurological disorders give a speckled positive ANA test?

See below: Anas alone are not diagnostic of a disease process. Also up 30% of patients can have a positive ANA and the vast majority do have a autoimmune disease that goes with an ana. I think it is best if you having visual and neurological problems you do want to see both an opthalmologist and a neurologist to rule conditions such as ms. ...Read more

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Anxiety, depression, weakness, fasciculations, neuropathy sensations, tinnitus along with lupus symptoms. Possible to have CNS lupus with negativeana?

Anxiety, depression, weakness, fasciculations, neuropathy sensations, tinnitus along with lupus symptoms. Possible to have CNS lupus with negativeana?

Complex question : Large differential diagnosis here. See a neurologist and rule out ms and other neurological, tumors, toxic, metabolic, infectious causes .... Labs and imaging studies. ...Read more

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Tremors in hands, weak legs, mem issues, cognitive decline, apathy, blurry vision, tach, headache, floaters...Could it be parkinsons? Dementia? Als?

Tremors in hands, weak legs, mem issues, cognitive decline, apathy, blurry vision, tach, headache, floaters...Could it be parkinsons? Dementia? Als?

See a neurologist: Only detailed history and neurological exam. Can determine. It could simply be anxiety neurosis but other conditions need to be ruled out first. ...Read more

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Is constant yawning a symptom of Parkinson's disease?

Is constant yawning a symptom of Parkinson's disease?

No: No, though people with parkinson's often have fatigue/ daytime sleepiness issues and disrupted sleep that might cause yawning. The tendency for many with patkinson's to let their mouth droop open could conceivably be confused with yawning as well. ...Read more

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46 year-old with Graves disease and gluten hypersensitivity, had 30 min of L hemicranial aura-type symptoms and L visual disturbance. Migraine....?

46 year-old with Graves disease and gluten hypersensitivity, had 30 min of L hemicranial aura-type symptoms and L visual disturbance. Migraine....?

Likely migraine aura, but...: Great textbook description of a classical migraine aura, and indeed in the end, this is most likely the answer. However, in view of first episode, in context of a complicated medical history, I would recommend excluding vascular insufficiency from a different ischemic mechanism. To clarify issues, might have a good ophthalmological exam, do a carotid duplex study, and even consider MRI films of brain. Some blood studies to reassure include sed rate, CRP, fibrinogen, homocysteine, and maybe HgbA1-C and lipids. Statistically, would expect much of above to be negative. If this ever occurs again, can abort process by hyperventilating into a small paper or plastic bag for about 3-4 minutes, but could bring on a nasty headache. Hopefully, my comments will be of relevance. ...Read more

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Can scintillating scotoma a symptom of panic, anxiety or hyperventilation? I read panic causes flashing vision?

Can scintillating scotoma a symptom of panic, anxiety or hyperventilation? I read panic causes flashing vision?

Panic not a cause: Scintillating scotomas are most commonly caused by cortical spreading depression, a pattern of changes in the behavior of nerves in the brain during a migraine. Panic is not on the list of causes on any source i found. The first sentence is from the wikipedia article on scintillating scotomata. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Trying to find link for symptoms: joint pain, back & neck pain, headaches, ibs, reflux, food intolerances, cog fog, depression, anxiety, dry mouth, ?

Trying to find link for symptoms: joint pain, back & neck pain, headaches, ibs, reflux, food intolerances, cog fog, depression, anxiety, dry mouth, ?

Food Allergies: You must test igg food allergies to gluten/wheat/casein/egg and many of the other common causes. I see this very often. Ige food allergy testing and skin testing is not complete to rule out this possiblity. ...Read more

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Is anxiety and panic disorder a symptom of cancer?

Is anxiety and panic disorder a symptom of cancer?

Anxiety and Cancer: Panic disorder is a diagnosis all on its own. Its not linked to cancer but a lot of cancer patients will experience a high level of anxiety at the time of their diagnosis and interestingly at the completion of their treatment. ...Read more

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Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.

Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.

See a psychiatrist: This is a complex problem, and you need a good evaluation before any medications are prescribed. Please see an experienced psychiatrist for this evaluation, and allow him or her to make treatment suggestions for you. ...Read more

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Is sundowning a symptom of alzheimer's dementia?

Is sundowning a symptom of alzheimer's dementia?

Sundowning: Can be a symptom of dementia of any kind when combined with physical problems such as hearing and vision loss. ...Read more

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Potential for episodic mild central vertigo to be the lone presenting symptom of a brain tumor? Only symptom & dr wants CT/MRI. Neuro exam perfect.

Potential for episodic mild central vertigo to be the lone presenting symptom of a brain tumor? Only symptom & dr wants CT/MRI. Neuro exam perfect.

Possibly : Vertigo can have many reasons the most common being BPV : benign positional vertigo ... Obtaining MRI or CT to rule out other causes such as tumor etc is a wise idea specially if the vertigo is significant and has lasted a while .. ...Read more

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What illness besides MS has optic neritious as a symptom?

What illness besides MS has optic neritious as a symptom?

Optic neuritis: Optic neuritis can be an isolated condition with no apparent cause. Long term follow up work has shown many cases of optic neuritis are not related to any condition. Optic neuropathy can also be caused by vascular disorders and neuromyelitis optica, which are both rare. ...Read more

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38/f, depression, migraines, exhaustion, flu symptoms with period. On depression meds- unhelpful. Living in japan, local doctors unhelpful. ?

38/f, depression, migraines, exhaustion, flu symptoms with period. On depression meds- unhelpful. Living in japan, local doctors unhelpful. ?

Are you seeing: A psychiatrist or primary care physician? Have you met with a psychologist to talk about your depression? If you are not getting the help you need consult with another professional for a second opinion. There are different kinds of treatment for depression , cognitive behavioral, analytic, different medications to try. Don't get discouraged try a different approach. ...Read more

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