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Multiple Sclerosis Balance Problems
Rehabilitation: If you are not involved in a physical therapy and rehabilitation program, you need to seek this out immediately. Ms is a life long illness and you will continue to have problems with balance as the disease progresses. Find a good physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor (physiatrist) in your area to manage your rehab program to strengthen and retrain your body to move the best way you can. ...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
You bet!: Anti-spasticity agents will assist the tightness in the legs, and you could try baclofen, tizanidine, maybe botox, etc. The newest agent touted to assist gait speed, and stamina, is called ampyra, but may not help everyone, just have to try it. Best way to address mobility problem is to be using the most effective potent medications, and supplementing with vitamin d. ...Read more
Significant at times: Main issue is evolution of progressive cognitive loss, which likely is present in at least 60% and creates an early disability. Lack of emotional control, such as crying or laughing without reason, or more persistent euphoria or depression gets even more challenging. Although delusions and hallucinations may be rarely seen, usually not an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some good ways to deal with cognition problems in general and memory problems in particular with multiple sclerosis?
See specialist: Generically, need to find out precise cause of such issues, and treat the underlying problem. Could involve thyroid, vitamin deficiency or other issues. If due to chronic disorder, such as MS, have found some benefit with alerting agents such as ritalin or modafanil, and rarely, assistance with galantamine. Sometimes, speech therapy or cognitive/behavioural interventions of some benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All test Negative. No multiple Sclerosis! Who or where can I go to find out why I'm having problems bending my leg. NO PAIN!!!
Painless leg problem: I'm a bit confused. You state "No multiple Sclerosis!" but in your Clinical Findings: Conditions, you list "Multiple sclerosis". You also didn't describe where you're having painless difficulty bending your leg: hip? knee? ankle? My suggestion is to have your Family Doc refer you to Sports Med specialist, Rheumatologist, Orthopedic surgeon & even Neurologist esp if MS. Have u had EMG/NCV? Biopsy? ...Read more
Anxiety & multiple sclerosis sure do have the same symptoms.How do you tell the difference? Doc won't test for ms,even though twitching & eye problem.
MS vs anxiety: Can be tricky in some cases, but usually anxiety has "extra" symptoms and signs which are unlikely to be caused by MS. Also signs of anxiety may be fleeting. Eye twitching alone is not likely to be MS. I do not know what your eye symptoms are, but a dilated eye exam can rule out involvement of the optic nerve which is a key finding for MS. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When our movements are not well coordinated, we are clumsy. We may drop things, run into doors, or have trouble getting projects done that require coordination of our movements. Some people are just clumsier than others. However, if someone is not usually clumsy and now starts having trouble with hand movements, walking or other movements, a visit to the ...Read more
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