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Why Do I Get My Old Ms Symptoms Back When I Am Heated Up
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i had MRI w/contrast of brain & spine, brain showed lesions. & all other MS symptoms, diplopia & psoriasis, could it be MS or what else?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have one brain lesion via an MRI. Neuro said its a migraine scar, i dont get migraines but do have many MS symptoms. Advice?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have MS symptoms but mri's are negative . Should I have lumbar puncture ? What are chances it is positive with neg mri. Vitamins, eeg& emg are neg.
What are alternative methods for helping me relax so i can sleep? Lack of rest increases my MS symptoms. I have a difficult time going to sleep at night because of pain and leg spasmicity. I tried prescription drugs but i get so dizzy. I am looking for
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 10 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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