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I have a tumor in my head and I think I have MS also. Is there any hope for me?

I have a tumor in my head and I think I have MS also. Is there any hope for me?

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

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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more


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I have MS and experiencing very severe head spins with slihhy numbness on right side that last 3-5 sec? Flair up?

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

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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

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 fetus’ 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

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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?

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

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I have MS and sometimes I feel cold?

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

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What to do if I have MS please help?

What to do if I have MS please help?

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

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How likely is it that I have ms? What is the prevalence of MS in the u.S.?

How likely is it that I have ms? What is the prevalence of MS in the u.S.?

MS in USA PREVALENCE: Estimates are 85 cases per 100000 people
thats it so you can guess your odds. ...Read more

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Can I have an epidural if I have ms?

Can I have an epidural if I have ms?

Yes: There is good data to say that it is safe to have an epidural with m.S. ...Read more

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I have tn and hyperreflexia do I have ms?

I have tn and hyperreflexia do I have ms?

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

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How do I know if I have MS or just anxiety?

How do I know if I have MS or just anxiety?

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

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What to do if I have ms. Would it be a mistake to donate plasma?

What to do if I have ms. Would it be a mistake to donate plasma?

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

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I have MS and over 40 but I am having signs of pregnacy. What should I do?

I have MS and over 40 but I am having signs of pregnacy. What should I do?

Pregnancy test: There are many women who have ms and are able to have children successfully. But the first step is to do a pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. If so, see an obstetrician. If not, depending on what your 'signs' are, you may need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have MS and have in the last few months had facial flushing which is getting worse. Can MS cause this symptom?

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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How to know if I have MS or ALS or something else?

How to know if I have MS or ALS or something else?

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

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What to do if I have MS and have just had antibiotics?

What to do if I have MS and have just had antibiotics?

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

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How to determine if I have ms?

How to determine if I have ms?

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

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How would I know if I have ms?

How would I know if I have ms?

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

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How could I know if I have ms?

How could I know if I have ms?

See a neurologist: Your symptoms are nonspecific and do not lead me to consider MS, and, at your age, it is less likely that you have ms, but, if you possess neurological symptoms, by all means, see a local neurologist and get evaluated. The visual issues could be due to migraine. ...Read more

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I think I have MS I don't know I just checked the symptoms and they're so much like my mood?

I think I have MS I don't know I just checked the symptoms and they're so much like my mood?

MS: What symptoms are you having? If you believe you have MS consult a neurologist or your Internist ASAP ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Should I breastfeed if I have ms?

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

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How to cure multiple sclerosis ms?

How to cure multiple sclerosis ms?

NO cure: In medicine cure is not available for most common conditions control of symptoms and prevention of recurrence is possible in the majority of cases of ms. ...Read more

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What symptoms of ms multiple sclerosis?

What symptoms of ms multiple sclerosis?

Variable: Please consult this site for information on early symptoms of MS
http://www. Webmd. Com/multiple-sclerosis/guide/multiple-sclerosis-symptoms
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant even though I have ms?

Can I get pregnant even though I have ms?

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

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How to get tested for MS (multiple sclerosis)?

See neurologist: He/she will decide if you have findings consistent with MS, and suggest further testing based on clinical findings and history. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have MS or als?

Very different: Why do you think you have either? Have you consulted a neurologist? Have you had diagnostic testing? Need to start perhaps with your primary care doc, and get referral if needed to neurology. ...Read more

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I have MS, should that make me numb on my right side?

I have MS, should that make me numb on my right side?

Yes: 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

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Can you tell me about multiple sclerosis known as ms?

Can you tell me about multiple sclerosis known as ms?

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

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What could be a trigger factor of multiple sclerosis ms?

Etiology for MS: Not difinite yet
could be enviornmental
could be genetic
could be infectious

scientists are still working on. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how multiple sclerosis (ms) similar to ald?

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

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I think I may have MS (multiple sclerosis). What should I do?

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

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Can you advise me on getting tested for MS (multiple sclerosis)?

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

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Is it likely that I have MS if my spinal tap is completely negative?

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