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Multiple Sclerosis Foot Drop
See answer below: Foot drop may occur due to injury of a nerve root or peripheral nerve. It also can occur due to injury of central nervous system pathways (brain and spinal cord), but usually has specific abnormalities in addition which can be identified on examination. Certain diagnostic studies can be ordered based on your exam findings to better define the cause of foot drop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have multiple sclerosis since ten years. Srarted homeopathic treat ment sice two months. Now suddenly have intermittent numbness in palm and feet?
Homeopathic healing: I agree with dr. Baker that your professional homeopath should be able to place these symptoms in the context of your treatment. Your case should have been taken deeply, your entire history explored. Sometimes old symptoms can recur on the path towards healing. If they're completely foreign to you, they could be related to the remedy. Collaborative care with your neurologist would be wise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
J have multiple sclerosis my legs/feet swell and ache daily. Seeking knowledge and relief of what it is.
Edema: Foot swelling may well be due to fluid buildup secondary to varicose veins, kidney issues, or cardiac issues, and certainly not a primary MS problem, but might be secondary to weakness or immobility due to spinal cord consequences. Perhaps the pain obvious here, but may benefit from having your neurologist investigate the entire picture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just read on the web that multiple sclerosis can cause lymphadema. Neuro says I have ms. Could this b y my feet and legs swell. No answers yet?
Nonsense: Are loads of comments online regarding many subjects, and all sorts of self-styled experts. Ms in no way causes lymphedema, but some of the drugs used in ms can promote foot swelling. Am more concerned about your kidney function, and wonder if you actually have lupus or another collagen vascular disease, not ms, and if so, kidney issues could be causing your fluid retention. Get second opinion. ...Read more
Does lupus or multiple sclerosis cause a drop in the lymphocyte count mine is at 4% and my neutrophils is at 86% I also have weight loss fatigue ?
Drugs: Many of the drugs used to treat lupus or MS can cause lymphopenia. Those diseases themselves seldom do. ...Read more
I have all the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but it didn't show up on the mri, could i still have ms? What else could it be? I'm negative for lupus
Lots of things: Ruling MS in or out is much easier than it used to be, but it still requires training, skill & expertise that you'll never get from "Doctor Google." It isn't just laypeople who lack the knowledge & experience to distinguish MS from conditions that superficially resemble MS but aren't; the average US nonneurologist physician isn't confident of his/her ability to do so either. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable.: If you have identical twin with MS, about 30%, but if no relative and you live north of latitudes 39-42, could be as high as 1 in 545 in the general population. About 450,000 cases thought to be in USA, in a population over 300,000,000. ...Read more
Need chronically: Some advice, there are pills available, but where you live, might be tough to get. Nonetheless, do not miss your injections, and add Vitamin D-3 about 5000-10000 units per day. We do not have a clear idea when to stop the MS meds, and in those older patients who I have stopped, a few have had relapses. Stay tuned, drugs to be used differently are on the horizon. (even Lemtrada) ...Read more
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