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Dr. Walter Husar Dr. Husar
Neurology
29 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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I have MS like symptoms for 6 months.Neuro thinks it's anxiety and gave me cymbalta (duloxetine).It took 80% of pain away.Im no anxious or depressed.I need a cure?

I have MS like symptoms for 6 months.Neuro thinks it's anxiety and gave me cymbalta (duloxetine).It took 80% of pain away.Im no anxious or depressed.I need a cure?

Can't answer: Based on the information you provided, i cannot answer your question meaningfully. Cymbalta, (duloxetine) in addition to being an anti-depressant, is a very effective nerve pain agent. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


Dr. Mark Weisbrod Dr. Weisbrod
Ophthalmology
14 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Head pressure, dizziness, and blurry vision for over 3 years without a diagnosis in a 36 year-old, with empty sella on MRI.....?

Head pressure, dizziness, and blurry vision for over 3 years without a diagnosis in a 36 year-old, with empty sella on MRI.....?

Empty Sella Syndrome: This case most likely constitutes Empty Sella Syndrome (ESS), which can be associated with Pseudotumor Cerebri. Next step is to get a full endocrinology workup, especially examining pituitary hormone levels. A full ophthalmological/retinal exam and lumbar puncture can also be done to evaluate further. Treatment can then be devised based on these test and examination results. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren Dr. Jaren
Neurology
15 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of ms?

What are the symptoms of ms?

Symptoms of MS: MS symptoms may vary a lot. Numbness, weakness, or visual symptoms are common. People often have attacks lasting a day or longer. http://www.neurocuro.com/multiple-sclerosis/ ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren Dr. Jaren
Neurology
15 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of ms?

What are the symptoms of ms?

Symptoms of MS: MS symptoms may vary a lot. Numbness, weakness, or visual symptoms are common. People often have attacks lasting a day or longer. http://www.neurocuro.com/multiple-sclerosis/ ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren Dr. Jaren
Neurology
15 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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I've had all the symptoms of MS for about 6 years off and on, the past 6 months they're getting worse, what's my best course of action for a diagnosis?

I've had all the symptoms of MS for about 6 years off and on, the past 6 months they're getting worse, what's my best course of action for a  diagnosis?

MS Dx- how to make: The best way to make a diagnosis of MS is to be interviewed and examined by a neurologist, then undergo tests of MRI and spinal tap, if needed. It is hard to do this on telemedicine. In general, to see how the diagnosis of MS is made, try this informational web link http://www.neurocuro.com/how-do-you-know-if-you-have-ms/ ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What if an MRI doesn't find MS but you have all the symptoms of ms?

What if an MRI doesn't find MS but you have all the symptoms of ms?

Suggestions: Your question is very timely. Some pts have MRI lesions visible only over the spinal cord. In the first year, spinal fluid may best confirm the diagnosis, if MRI equivocal, but sometimes followup images show diagnostic changes. Although your description is very c/w ms, you might instead have lupus, vitamin deficiency, lyme disease, other infections, sjogren's, etc. Might consider 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What are the symptoms of ms in the spinal cord?

What are the symptoms of ms in the spinal cord?

See below: Please consult this site for symptoms of MS. Note that, by definition, MS affects multiple sites in the nervous system. http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/guide/multiple-sclerosis-symptoms#1 ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What to do if I have all the symptoms of ms.but I don't have lesion on the brain.what could it be?

What to do if I have all the symptoms of ms.but I don't have lesion on the brain.what could it be?

Advice: Some cases of MS have lesions in spinal cord only, and not in brain, early on. MRI of neck might help. Spinal fluid testing might also be of value. But since many other disorders, such as Lyme disease, lupus, or Sjogren's might mimic MS, make sure testing has been done for other entities. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi Dr. Saghafi
Neurology
29 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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For the past 12 mths I've been told I have the symptoms of MS from friends but I've had MRI and that's it! Dc says no. Help me?

Sorry to disappoint: ...your friends but I would say that the most credible evidence and referee in this case has spoken and said that on the basis of your MRI you DO NOT HAVE MS. And as you said, "That's It." Having said that I would only make this suggestion, if the C-spine has not bee looked then, get that done with MRI (with contrast). By the way, what ARE your symptoms and have they been getting worse over time? ...Read more

Dr. Paul Pyles Dr. Pyles
Addiction Medicine
29 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Frederick Nahm Dr. Nahm
Neurology
23 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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I have only double vision from last 7 weeks and taking medication as prednisolone that helped me to reduce the diplopia. Is this the symptoms of ms?

I have only double vision from last 7 weeks and taking medication as prednisolone that helped me to reduce the diplopia. Is this the symptoms of ms?

Double vision: Need to know if the double vision is monocular or binocular. Cover one eye. If the double vision goes away, then it is so called binocular diplopia. If you have double vision with only one eye open, then it suggests that the problem is in the eye itself, and not the brain. Cannot exclude ms as a cause, but start with a good examination and medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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I have been diagnosed with fibromylagia for over 15 years. I recently went back yo see a neurologist because my symptoms are getting worse I have all the symptoms of MS. The Dr. Ran alot of tests which all came back normal. She proceeded to tell me I nee

I have been diagnosed with fibromylagia for over 15 years. I recently went back yo see a neurologist because my symptoms are getting worse
 I have all the symptoms of MS. The Dr. Ran alot of tests which all came back normal. She proceeded to tell me I nee

Neurological: conditions are difficult to diagnose. (We didn't get the end of your question.) Stay w/a neurologist but consider taking a Micronutrient test from Spectracell.com. Work w/docw/the results. Your Coenzyme Q 10 level may be low. This is can produce muscle pain and other syndromes. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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I had my thyroid removed 2 yrs ago, t-levels are ok but I have all the symptoms of MS but my MRI is clean, what other autoimmune disease could i have?

I had my thyroid removed 2 yrs ago, t-levels are ok but I have all the symptoms of MS but my MRI is clean, what other autoimmune disease could i have?

"all the symptoms": Do not understand what you are describing, and cannot easily relate your thyroid to ms, or other neurological problems. If you had an immune thyroid issue, you could have other immune problems such as pernicious anemia. Provide more direct information, please. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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I have had all the symptoms of ms. I have brain lesions and i already have autoimmune disorder and psoriasis. The neurologist says that the lesions don't look like ms. What should I do?

I have had all the symptoms of ms. I have brain lesions and i already have autoimmune disorder and psoriasis. The neurologist says that the lesions don't look like ms. What should I do?

See below: Brain lesions that can be seen on MRI that are similiar to ms can be seen with a clotting disorder known as antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. If you a history of miscarriages or blood clots, you want to be to checked for this and if you have it you must quit smoking as it will elevate your risk for clots and strokes. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Winters Dr. Winters
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
31 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of ms? I have chronic intermittent low grade fever, fatigue, leg stiffness, joint aches , on both legs.

What are the symptoms of ms? I have chronic intermittent low grade fever, fatigue, leg stiffness, joint aches , on both legs.

Doubt MS: Early common symptoms of ms include a single neurologic complaint- leg or arm weakness, blurry vision, difficulty in talking, etc. These symptoms typically go away by themselves, but can reappear, with additional neurologic problems. Pain and fever are not typical complaints in my experience. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are early symptoms of MS?

Varies among pts: Often loss of vision in one eye (optic neuritis), also loss of leg strength, in coordination or imbalance, and perhaps insidious fatigue and/cognitive issues. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are the early symptoms of ms?

What are the early symptoms of ms?

Varies among pts: Often loss of vision in one eye (optic neuritis), also loss of leg strength, in coordination or imbalance, and perhaps insidious fatigue and/cognitive issues. ...Read more

Dr. Frank McDonald Dr. McDonald
Neurology
32 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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What are symptoms of ms?

What are symptoms of ms?

Variable: Ms affects different parts of the brain or spinal cord at different times so the symptoms depend on what part is affected. They can include weakness, numbness, double vision, vision loss, facial pain, vertigo, trouble talking or swallowing, and heat intolerance among others. That is why it is sometimes so hard to diagnose. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are the first symptoms of ms?

What are the first symptoms of ms?

Excellent question: Subtle problems early on can be very misleading and indeed, can confuse docs. Some common early signs include loss of vision in one eye, weakness in legs or arms, electrical shocks on flexing neck, gait imbalance or incoordination, numbness or tingling, vague persistent fatigue, even confusion or disorientation. Mri's are commonly helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Fisher Dr. Fisher
Neurology
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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What are the first signs or symptoms of MS?

What are the first signs or symptoms of MS?

1st signs of MS: The first symptoms of MS vary from patient to patient. However, a common first symptom is fatigue: Not just tiredness, but disabling fatigue or "lassitude." For a fuller discussion, see the websites of the MS Society or the MS Foundation. There's no point in my trying to squeeze into 400 characters information you can easily find yourself. ...Read more