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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
Ms symptoms compare along with other diagnosis. what is 3 key signs that help get better diagnostic direction to decision and Dr!
MS WORK UP: In the MS work up, of a younger female patient presenting with vertigo /gait instability/numbness. And on exam ther is hyperrefleia. You would want to do a full blood work up evaluate for Lyme disease/CNS SARCOIDOSIS /SJOGRENS SYNDROME. MRI of brain and cervical spine to look for plaques. If necessary a lumbar puncture to check MBP and oligoclonal bands ...Read more
Steroids: Ms causes periodic exacerbations that usually improve with time. Iv steroids will hasten that improvement but does not affect the long term disability. Chronic symptoms are treated symptomatically. In other words pain is treated with drugs like Gabapentin or fatigue with provigil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emotional rxtns: Xanax (alprazolam) is of value for panic reactions, anxiety states, emotional stressors, and if MS causes these reactions, quite appropriate to use medication, but the drug does not affect the usual complications of MS such as fatigue, pain, cognitive deterioration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Symptoms can be similar, but nerve damage and plaques do not occur in the periphery or brain. No structural abnormalities have been found in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. One is autimmune (ms) and the other, possibly do to many factors, and is a diagnosis of exclusion. Specific abnormatities can be found in ms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a few MS symptoms of which I am seeing a neuro. Two days ago, I woke up with a stiff neck, and still today. Is that a MS symptom?
I have MS symptoms, balance, memory, speech thinking problems. Had a unfounded stroke also. Dr says only white matter disease. I feel like it's ms. ?
MS diagnosis: MS is not an easy diagnosis to make. There are often numerous brain lesions and abnormalities in the CSF, which is obtained by spinal tap. Think of having symptoms, but they are not necessarily MS symptoms. Sometimes the spinal tap or MRI tests done over a long time help answer your question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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