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May i get a diagnosis on possable ms i asking for a doctor to suggest if my symtoms are related to ms, i have major numbness and tingling in my limbs and face, migrains top of my head to my spine, dizzyness, unbalanced, falling blurr vision, twi

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The primary symptoms of multiple sclerosis are caused by inflammation in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). This inflammation usually causes damage to the outer, insulating part of nerve fibers called myelin, and can sometimes damage the fiber (or "axon") too. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis overlap with a number of other neurological, medical and psychiatric conditions. Multiple sclerosis can cause a number of symptoms, including vision loss, incoordination, weakness, and numbness, just to name a few. Usually these symptoms do not occur all at once, but affect different functions of different parts of the body at different times.
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Dr. Robert Kent answered:

Is there a way to tell from an MRI report if the locations of brain lesions/hyperintensities are indicative of migraine versus MS?

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MRI is one of the diagnostic methods that will help diagnose MS with these lesions and will differentiate between migraines and MS. However, to truly rule out MS early on, you also need an MRI of the spine as well as lesions can appear there also, sometimes before the brain. Hope this helps!
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Is there a link between migraines and MS I have had migraines since age 10 and was recently told I have MS, I have noticed a large number of MS patients seem to also have or have had migraine histories.

Yes, definitely

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About 52% of MS patients suffer migraine headaches and there seems to be a general relationship, but, if there are lesions in the periaqueductal brainstem region, the headache incidence goes up four-fold. This is readily managed with appropriate migraine preventative measures, and your regular neurologist will manage this easily.
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Dr. Dan E. Fisher answered:

Left vocal chord paralysis. Mri scattered pv & sc wm flair nonspecific. Atypical for ms. I am 55 no high bp or migraine. Is ms stil a possibility?

Unlikely.

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Possible but unlikely. I would put money on local injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve. Look in the upper chest and neck for a cause.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered:

Shooting pains above temple, a little tender to touch, sometimes feels tingly and pressure like. tight neck and shoulder muscles. My Ms or migraine?

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Tension-type headache has been described as recurrent episodes of headache lasting minutes to days. The pain is typically described as dull, achy, nonpulsatile, pressing or tightening. The management of episodic and chronic TTH consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. Rec. see a headache or orofacial pain specialist for proper evaluation.
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Dr. Jay C. Bradley answered:

ER said migraine variant, then TIA? but no, not TIA bc CT was clean, now maybe MS (so that = MRI)--just want 2 know why L arm weak/numb & L eye blurry

Complex migraine

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Your description sounds like a complex migraine but you need to complete the workup to rule out cerebrovascular disease and multiple sclerosis.
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Dr. Alan Jackson answered:

I have had asthma so I can't take migraine medicines. I am on Topamax for optic neuritis/ MS related migraines. I hateit. Which is a better medicine that I can take?

Topamax

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Has many side effects- one is glaucoma. Check with the doctor treating you and ask about your options!
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Do chronic migraines and headaches have anything to do with ms?

Unclear

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Migraine and MS affect women in the same age group. Migraine clearly is a more common disorder, and can be associated with abnormalities on brain MRI (though these tend to be nonspecific findings) and even neurological symptoms in addition to pain. While migraine may affect people with MS , other clinical signs and diagnostic labs need to support the MS diagnosis, and no better explanation found
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Dr. Walter Husar answered:

I was dx w ms periventcular & subcortial lesions, new neuro is saying mri looks like migraines not ms, is there a difference between the lesions?

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There are many lesions that appear on imaging as non-specific and can be seen in many lesions. There are exact criteria that are present which makes MRI useful in the diagnosis, discuss with another specialist if you are concerned and have two different opinions.
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Have random numbness in extremeties and back. migraines. just diagnosed with bipolar. should i see a neurologist? could have MS??

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MS can present in any number of ways, but it is usually progressive because the disease is destroying nerves. Is the numbness constant? Is it worsening? Neurology or pain specialist to determine if further testing needs to be done.
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