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Why do I get my old MS symptoms back when I am heated up?

Why do I get my old MS symptoms back when I am heated up?

Nerve transmission: This is a well known phenomenon and was used in diagnosis in the past. It is assumed to be caused by heat slowing conduction in previously damaged nerves. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Ms symptoms compare along with other diagnosis. what is 3 key signs that help get better diagnostic direction to decision and Dr!

Ms symptoms compare along with other diagnosis. what is 3 key signs that help get better diagnostic direction to decision and Dr!

MS WORK UP: In the MS work up, of a younger female patient presenting with vertigo /gait instability/numbness. And on exam ther is hyperrefleia. You would want to do a full blood work up evaluate for Lyme disease/CNS SARCOIDOSIS /SJOGRENS SYNDROME. MRI of brain and cervical spine to look for plaques. If necessary a lumbar puncture to check MBP and oligoclonal bands ...Read more

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I have ms symptoms. My mri is clean, could I have progressive? I'm 17 yrs old

I have ms symptoms. My mri is clean, could I have progressive? I'm 17 yrs old

MS: It is a good thing your MRI is normal but is it not easy to predict who will progress & who will not, the best advice is to have close follow up with your neurologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My MRI was clean, but I have some ms symptoms. Could it be primary progressive. I'm a 17 year old, and very worried. ?

My MRI was clean, but I have some ms symptoms. Could it be primary progressive. I'm a 17 year old, and very worried. ?

Possible MS: it depends what symptoms do you have. There are many diseases that can cause symptoms similar to MS. ...Read more

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Why do high temperatures make multiple sclerosis symptoms worse? I live in a hot climate and really love being outside, but i can’t much anymore because my MS symptoms get really bad. Why does that happen and is there anything i can take or do so i can en

Complex: If the insulation (myelin) is damaged in nerve fibers, the heat promotes intracellular potassium to leach out, worsening nerve fnctn. A drug such as Ampyra may help stabilize, and since fatigue is an issue, might try Ritalin or nuvigil. Best approach, more potent drug such as gilenya, tysabri, (natalizumab) or even the forthcoming bg-12, and take vit d. ...Read more

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Long history of headaches. 2 lesions on brain, 1 old 4.5mm, 1 enhanced 3mm. Dr is saying MS but I have no MS symptoms. What could these be from?

Long history of headaches. 2 lesions on brain, 1 old 4.5mm, 1 enhanced 3mm. Dr is saying MS but I have no MS symptoms. What could these be from?

Lesions: The fact that one lesion enhanced, presumably on mri, is what makes it more suspicious for ms. There are times when the diagnosis is made purely on mri. Your enhancing lesion is pretty small. You will need a follow up MRI in 3-6 months to see if new spots develop. People with headaches are very likely to have abnormal spots on MRI that are benign, but don't usually enhance. ...Read more

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I have been having MS symptoms for a while. Just got back my MRI and it says I have a 5mm lesion right frontal periventricular white matter. Ms possib

I have been having MS symptoms for a while. Just got back my MRI and it says I have a 5mm lesion right frontal periventricular white matter. Ms possib

Other thoughts: One 5 mm lesion does not fulfill mcdonald's criteria which was designed to define those individuals who are likely to develop ms by mri. Your doctor would probably want further testing including veps (visual evoked potentials), oct (optical coherence tomography), mris of the spine, labs, and possibly a lumbar puncture. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Should i go to the ER my MS symptoms seem to be getting worse I have been on steroid burst for 5 days and i lost control of my bladder, and I am having more spasams and more pain then ever thisis my 5 bout of MS in a year I am 23 years old and very scared

Should i go to the ER my MS symptoms seem to be getting worse I have been on steroid burst for 5 days and i lost control of my bladder, and I am having more spasams and more pain then ever thisis my 5 bout of MS in a year I am 23 years old and very scared

Exacerbations : Exacerbations of ms do sometimes require hospitalization when outpatient care is not working. Going to the er may be a good idea, though you might first try contacting your neurologist's office. It's possible that he/she or another physician is available by telephone to give you some advice. ...Read more

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Lhermitte's sign & oligoclonal bands found in csf. Had no other MS symptoms and mris (cervical & brain), bloods & evokes all normal. Will i get ms?

CIS: Lhermitte's sign is consistent with spinal cord lesion, and bands are about 95% predictive of onset of clinically definite ms in future, but if no lesions seen on either mri, it is not fully clear that your future deflinitely involves ms. If no symptoms, recommend supplementing vitamin d-3, approx 5000 units twice daily (level 50-60 ng/ml), and repeating mri's in 6 months, and if spots, start med. ...Read more

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Ms symptoms. Mri white lesions on brain requested lumbar p. Could it be anything else than ms. Feel like going mad waiting for appointments & answers?

Ms symptoms. Mri white lesions on brain requested lumbar p. Could it be anything else than ms. Feel  like going mad waiting for appointments & answers?

Yes, other items: Lesions on MRI could be due to smoking, hypertension, migraine, prior head trauma, aging. But if you have symptoms raising concern of potential MS, need also to rule out lupus, HIV, Lyme disease, B-12 deficiency, Sjogren's, syphilis, vasculitis/arteritis, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, even copper deficiency, etc. ...Read more

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L'hermittes occurred w/o other MS symptoms. Mri of c spine & brain clear. Vep ok. But- lumbar puncture detected bands. What are chances of having ms?

L'hermittes occurred w/o other MS symptoms. Mri of c spine & brain clear. Vep ok. But- lumbar puncture detected bands. What are chances of having ms?

Fairly high, but: There are other causes for lhermitte's such as vitamin b-12 problems, and even lyme disease. Make certain that other potential disorders are excluded. Although the oligoclonal bands correlate very highly with ms, other immune disorders could cause presence. Maybe check peripheral nerve function on a screening emg, just to be sure. Most docs would do followup MRI in 6 months. ...Read more

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Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Typically not: Mri is the most sensitive test available to aid in the diagnosis of ms. While there are rare cases of MRI negative ms, the vast, vast, vast majority of patients with ms have MRI abnormalities. Having said that, given your symptoms it would be important to know if the cervical and thoracic spinal cord were imaged. If brain and spinal cord imaging negative then not likely to be ms. ...Read more

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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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What is the best way to relieve?Ms symptoms?

Steroids: Ms causes periodic exacerbations that usually improve with time. Iv steroids will hasten that improvement but does not affect the long term disability. Chronic symptoms are treated symptomatically. In other words pain is treated with drugs like Gabapentin or fatigue with provigil. ...Read more

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Can xanex help Ms symptoms ?

Can xanex help Ms symptoms ?

Emotional rxtns: Xanax (alprazolam) is of value for panic reactions, anxiety states, emotional stressors, and if MS causes these reactions, quite appropriate to use medication, but the drug does not affect the usual complications of MS such as fatigue, pain, cognitive deterioration. ...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