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Yes: Classically, hot ambient temperatures can transiently exacerbate ms and bring out prior quiescent symptoms & signs. In the past, the "hot bath test" would be used to confirm the diagnosis. Such "pseudo-relapses" can accompany infections, fevers, and even allergic reactions. Occas, heavy exercise can raise body temperature and provoke transient symptoms. The drug Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may also provoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Possibly: Trigeminal neuralgia in a younger adult may be caused by multiple sclerosis. However, there must be more than just trigeminal neuralgia to define definite ms. History of other suspicious symptoms, abnormalities on neuro exam other than just trigeminal neuralgia and supplemental diagnostic studies will better define the suspicion for ms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can multiple sclerosis magnify feelings of depression and anxiety? Can it be a symptom of MS also?
Yes to all: Ms can and often does worsen depression and anxiety. It could also be biologically a cause for depression and anxiety. Please get the help you need from your neurologist and your family doctor and see a psychiatrist or psychologist or both if necessary. Try to enjoy the holidays. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had numerous test done. Outcome sign of Multiple Sclerosis not active I'm 50 will it become active?
I have multiple sclerosis & the symptoms of diabetes are so similar how do I know if i'm a diabetic? My dr. Refers everything to multiple sclerosis.
Easy: The test for diabetes is simple - it is just a blood test. It is important not to attribute everything you experience to ms. However, it is possible your doctor has already done some additional testing and has ruled-out diabetes. Many patients are not aware of all the tests that are run when they go to the lab and have blood drawn. Just ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe significant: Several common presentations can include unilateral loss of vision, progressive weakness of legs, loss of coordination or balance, a band of tightness around the waist, double vision. More insidious issues include, bladder problems, cognitive challenges, fatigue, peculiar sensation losses. ...Read more
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