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Symptom Of Multiple Sclerosis
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
A disorder causing usually episodic loss of myelin (demyelination) which disrupts function of central nervous system. Can lead to nerve damage because nerve requires myelin to function best. Classically relapsing and remitting or chronic and progressive. The former is characterized by transient neurological episodes of dysfunction separate in time and in space ...Read more
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 may also provoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Many possible: Changes in vision out of one eye, double vision, whole segments of the body with sensory changes not mapping to a single nerve root, weakness in a limb, imbalance, fatigue or symptoms worsened by heat/exertion, new bowel or bladder dysfunction. Symptoms must last a minimum of 24 hours, more typically escalating over several days, peaking, then improving. Neuro exam should be consistent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For what length of time can you actually have symptoms of multiple sclerosis before you are diagnosed?
Could be years: Have seen many patients who have clearcut MS, who had delayed diagnoses up to 5-10 yrs after onset of first problems. Many reasons for this, including lack of insurance, denial of disease, fears of physicians, moving from place to place and not completing evaluations, being diagnosed as having psychiatric problems, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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