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My Skin Is Burning Do I Have Ms
Yes, can be helped.: The tumor could cause many neurological symptoms and needs to be managed as effectively as possible, depending on characteristics and pathology. Possible to have both a tumor and ms, but latter should be considered only if you have signs of clearcut demyelinating disease involving spinal cord, with a diagnostic spinal fluid profile, as brain lesions in presence of tumor could be misleading. ...Read more
I have MS and experiencing very severe head spins with slihhy numbness on right side that last 3-5 sec? Flair up?
Probable: You need to be examined by your neurologist, but the symptoms of very severe vertigo can be at attack. The short term nature of the event make it less likely. ...Read more
My obgyn. Doctor said that my baby's head may be small at birth, what can this mean I am 8 months pregnant and I have MS and mental disabilities
Hi,: Hi, I think it is very important to ask your obstetrician what she or he is referring to. On the one hand, it could be that your fetusâ€™ head is small enough that it might allow the delivery to go more easily. Regarding head size, find out if the doctor is referring to a circumference that is on the low end of normal. Also, be aware that the measurements taken in utero may not be exactly the same as when the baby is measured at birth. There is a genetic component regarding head circumference. In other words, a number of members of a family may have a small head and are completely healthy with normal intelligence. This is called benign familial microcephalus. Before you start worrying about whether this is a defect, please sit down and talk to the doctor and ask for an explanation. Ask your doctor is there is a concern regarding your baby's head or if she or he is simply notifying you that the baby's head may be small. ...Read more
I have suffered with a bad ear for many years. I also suffer with 24/7 dizziness. Worse with head/eye movement is this all related or do I have ms?
Please repost: Please repost your question explaining specifically what you mean by "bad." Unfortunately that alone is hopelessly vague. Also how many is "many" years? ...Read more
Have MS. Around a flu-like bug. Burning throat/head 1 week. Chills but no fever. VERY sleepy. Old symptoms dizziness, tighness present. What is going?
Multiple sclerosis: Of course, patients with multiple sclerosis can get all of the same symptoms of feeling cold as anyone else (low ambient temperature, fever, sweats, under active thyroid, etc.), but they can also develop a problem with their autonomic nervous system which controls sweating and thus may affect the skin sensation of temperature. ...Read more
Get on therapy: Let's assume your diagnosis is correct, and you have a neurologist. You need to commence a disease modifying drug asap, and currently, there are injectables, oral agents, and infusions. A low fat, low salt diet, with vitamin d-3 supplements, and aerobic exercise can be very useful. Long term outcomes seem best when treatment starts at time of diagnosis. ...Read more
MS in USA PREVALENCE:
Estimates are 85 cases per 100000 people
thats it so you can guess your odds. ...Read more
Unlikely, but: Tn is trigeminal neuralgia? Should have MRI and see if there is some blood vessel or boney protruberance compressing nerve. Hyper-reflexia is non-specific. Although ms can be associated with your problems and more, it is more likely something different is causing your issues. See a neurologist and get all of this under control. ...Read more
MS has clinical: Findings involving muscle weakness, eyesigh issues, or black outs, where it looks normal, but they can't see out! With anxiety, it's more of an emotional state of non-well being within, feeling ansty, possibly impatient, irritated, 'ants in the pants' feeling that most ms patients don't exhibit. Also, physical findings of muscle weakness is not as evident in anxiety. Most anxiou spts. Don't have ms. ...Read more
Maybe no issue: The ms itself would not Prohibit your donation, but certain infections, use of recreational drugs, some medications would be an issue. The folks in charge of the blood donations can guide you with specifics. ...Read more
I have MS and all of a sudden I feel a lot of tingling around my lower part of my body. What can that mean?
Possible relapse: My initial response: likelihood of sudden relapse. Are you taking a potent disease modifying agent? Are you following MS diet, doing aerobic exercise, supplementing vitamins? Did you contact your neurologist? Should we work more in depth with you via a Concierge consult? Best to contact your doctor today, and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have MS and have in the last few months had facial flushing which is getting worse. Can MS cause this symptom?
Rosacea?: Although there are other causes for flushing, rosacea is one of the most common causes for facial flushing which is not a feature of MS. There are topical or oral medications to control this condition but you will need to get it from your doctor who can confirm whether you have rosacea or not. ...Read more
I have MS and have constant lower back. Whether or not that has any relation I don't know what other medication I can take for pain.?
What meds R U taking: In the initial stages of MS, pain is uncommon, but, as the condition deteriorates, muscles weaken, joints get unstable, posture changes and, of course, painful muscle spasms can occur. The best thing you can do is to is to get a referral to a physical therapist who has experience in treating such conditions. I also have MS. Pain meds are the treatment of last resort! Best wishes! ...Read more
I'm a shipbuilder. The temp can get into the hundreds. I have MS, heat bothers me. If I take to many breaks I'll get wrote up. What could I do?
Review with doctor: Review the problem with your neurologist. It may be the type of work you are doing is not healthy for your MS. It may be possible to assign you to a job that works better for you. All the best. Always make sure you are staying well hydrated. ...Read more
Please help. Very worrried & anxious I have MS. Sometimes I get electric zap feelings at diff places on my body. Causes? Normal? No other symptoms.
MS: First relax. Then make an appointment with a neurologist. MS is a hard diagnosis to make and takes a fair amount of testing and time. ...Read more
What troubles you?: Are you asking if you suffer from neurological disease? Have you seen a neurologist? Have you discussed your concerns with your primary doctor? Without further information, our guidance is limited. You can find information about neurological conditions at aan. Com. ...Read more
Hopefully little: There are anecdotal tales of the antibiotic Cipro (ciprofloxacin) causing temporary relapses in MS, but no other antibiotic has been identified as such a culprit. Many MS pts get urinary tract infections, and antibiotics are clearly appropriate. Not clear to me if you are taking specific MS medication, but if not, please start. Many choices available ...Read more
Diagnose MS or not:
MS is not an easy diagnosis to make. Your medical provider, normally a neurologist, would perform a careful interview and physical exam. If they thought you may have MS, they may order an MRI of the brain, the cervical spine, and/or a spinal tap. These are the pieces of information used to make the diagnosis.
Hope that helps! ...Read more
Hoe to know if MS: A person with symptoms cannot really know if they have MS. They may have some symptoms that are caused by MS. There are often many causes of these kinds of symptoms. It is a good idea to focus on what the symptoms are, then let a trained doctor do a thorough interview, physical exam, and testing, if needed, to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more
MS: What symptoms are you having? If you believe you have MS consult a neurologist or your Internist ASAP ...Read more
I have been feeling really down. No appetite or will to do anything. I have ms could that contribute to the way I'm feeling?
It could: MS can affect your mental states. You still need to find a psychiatrist to help you with the depressive symptoms ...Read more
Silly question but can I use the product Dermawand if I have MS? Could it cause a relapse? It seems to use some sort of current but unsure.
I can't: Vouch for the efficacy of Dermawand, which uses radiofrequency energy and claims to tighten facial features/reduce wrinkles, but it won't affect your MS. ...Read more
Yes: According to the aap there are very few true reasons not to breastfeed. Ms is not a reason to not breastfeed and I would encourage it. Most of the medications used to treat MS are too big to cross into breastmilk. You can see if your medications are compatible with breastfeeding at lactmed, a free database on medications and breastmilk. ...Read more
Yes: Recent studies do not show MS as a risk for increased fetal loss or abnormalities. Generally, the disease quiets down during pregnancy. Pregnancy per se does not worsening the natural course of ms, and may in part be protective. Talk to your neurologist about a planned pregnancy and need to discontinue MS disease modifying drugs (and possible other medications) well ahead of trying to conceive. ...Read more
Symptoms vary with time and with the activity of the disease process as well as with the type of MS that you have. You should be followed by a neurologist to see that you are on any correct meds and not harming yourself.
Best wishes. ...Read more
See below: Autoimmune type of attack on brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves in genetically susceptible young individuals, who are exposed to a variety of environmental events. Can lead to profound impairment and disability, but can be controlled and stabilized in most cases with modern potent meds. An expert neurologist who is experienced can work wonders. ...Read more
Etiology for MS:
Not difinite yet
could be enviornmental
could be genetic
could be infectious
scientists are still working on. ...Read more
Not similar: If you mean ALS, that is disease of motor neuron, causing muscular atrophy and weakness. MS involves an inflammatory attack on myelin coverings in brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves, so this is central expression, and ALS is a more muscular deterioration peripherally. ...Read more
See neurologist: You need to get diagnosed, so that if you really do have ms, it can be treated and controlled. Get a consultation, and find out the cause of your symptoms, as it may be a very different problem. ...Read more
Stepwise process: First, see an expert neurologist who has many MS pts, and do history and exam. If suspicious issues, MRI of brain, and a few blood tests will be ordered, and if inconclusive, MRI of neck, and/or spinal fluid study might be next. BUT, N.B., discuss with your primary doc value of initiating these complexities first. ...Read more
Possible: Each test has a false negative and false positive rate. Some better than others. While you may be able to diagnose MS by spinal tab, that is usually positive a little more than 80% of the time. This means some who do have it might test negative. A brain MRI is positive in more than 95% of cases. If you are still having symptoms of ms, see your doctor to consider an mri. ...Read more
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