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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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Whenever u get mad/angry or really pissed I get a sharp pain in my chest until I calm down.. I always have since I was younger, what causes this?

Whenever u get mad/angry or really pissed I get a sharp pain in my chest until I calm down.. I always have since I was younger, what causes this?

Muscle spasm: Anger releases "fight" type hormones and causes a variety of body reactions. Since you are a young female and have had this problem for a while (chest pain caused by anger, not exercise), it is probably not your heart. However, anger can increase heart attacks in susceptible people. Your pain is probably from acid refluxing up from your stomach into your esophagus, or from muscles tightening. ...Read more

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The last 2 nights when I get up I am dizzy. I also get dizzy when I lay back down. What would cause that?

The last 2 nights when I get up I am dizzy.  I also get dizzy when I lay back down.  What would cause that?

Dizziness: Please review previous answers about dizziness and vertigo. Dizziness is very common but many things can cause it. We have to assess the heart make sure there are no arrhythmias, also the vertebrobasilar arteries, the inner ears, good hydration, check for anemia, no side effect from medicines, blood pressure issues. Viruses may cause them too. In women pregnancy. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic and whenever i lay down my feet start burning but when I am out and about they don't bother me at all i haven't been taking my medication on a regular cause it makes me sick

I am a diabetic and whenever i lay down my feet start burning but when I am out and about they don't bother me at all i haven't been taking my medication on a regular cause it makes me sick

First : First let me address your statement about not taking your medication regularly because it makes you sick. This is the root of your problem because uncontrolled diabetes (high sugar) leads to something called diabetic neuropathy, which is nerve damage. This causing burning, tingling, and numbness, mainly in your lower extremities, and commonly at night. If you can control your diabetes, this will likely improve as well. In the meantime your doctor can prescribe medications to help ease your discomfort. Please schedule a visit with your doctor, discuss your problems with the medication you are currently on, and try a new approach. If you don't things will only get worse. Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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Hi I was just wondering every now I then I feel ill and get dizzy when I stand up and headaches how could I fix this?

Hi I was just wondering every now I then I feel ill and get dizzy when I stand up and headaches how could I fix this?

?vasovagal?: If 'ill' is nauseous, you might be experiencing a momentary drop in heart rate and thus a drop in blood pressure that happens because of some asynchrony in the normal reaction of the cardiovascular system to standing up. But headaches are not typically part of this, so I would suggest discussing with your Primary Care practitioner who may refer you. ...Read more

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How come I get a cold shiver spreading from my back when I am really depressed?

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How come I get a cold shiver spreading from my back when I am really depressed?

Shiver: Paresthesias, similar to what you described, are uncommon symptom of depression. Wonder if the symptoms is related to the effect of medications u r prescribed for depression. ...Read more

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I just recovered from the stomach flu, why do I have shooting back pain only when I am standing or walking? I cannot get up

I just recovered from the stomach flu, why do I have shooting back pain only when I am standing or walking? I cannot get up

Pain: It is hard to make a diagnosis without proper history and physical examination. However if you just suffered a stomach flu i assume that you were in bed for extended period of time. The back pain that you are experiencing could be due to musculoskeletal origin. Perhaps stretching and massage may help. If it persists or worsens check with your primary doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am 5w pregnant and having burning in my chest when i cough. How can I relieve this?. I think I am getting a cold. I am scared it will hurt the baby

I am 5w  pregnant and having burning in my chest when i cough. How can I relieve this?. I think I am getting a cold. I am scared it will hurt the baby

See you OB doctor: Go and get checked. It may not only help you feel better physically but also relieve the anxiety of worry over your baby. Good luck and have a happy new year. ...Read more

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How can I know if I am pregnant? My stomach and head have been hurting. I can't sleep on my stomach. I have been wanting to throw up and i get dizzy

How can I know if I am pregnant? My stomach and head have been hurting. I can't sleep on my stomach. I have been wanting to throw up and i get dizzy

I : I will assume by the fact that you are asking, that you have had unprotected sexual intercourse. Classic pregnancy symptoms can begin at the time you first miss a period. So if you have missed your period, you can take a standard home pregnancy test. You can take the early detection pregnancy test even before the missed period. ...Read more

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I have been sick and my ears stopped up now I am better but my ears still feel the same what can I do to get my ears to open back up?

I have been sick and my ears stopped up now I am better but my ears still feel the same what can I do to get my ears to open back up?

OTC Meds: It is common for patients to have ear complaints (feeling that they are "stopped up") after a cold. It is usually due to congestion along the lining of the their eustachian tubes. One thing that can help some patients with what you describe is trying sudafed for several days or even an otc sinus rinse (but dont use tap water - distilled is best). Visit your md if that doesn't work. ...Read more

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When i get nervous or stressed my back hurts very much and i get diarrhoea. I feel same pain in my back when I do abs exercise. Doctors find nothing.

When i get nervous or stressed my back hurts very much and i get diarrhoea. I feel same pain in my back when I do abs exercise. Doctors find nothing.

Stress induced: Tension in the shoulders and back are very common symptoms of stress. Diarrhea can also accompany stress and anxiety. Progressive muscle relaxation and other stress management strategies like addressing how your thinking contributes to stress (and changing it) can help. ...Read more

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I get numb legs and feet rarely when I stand up they're numb and I fall. I get dizzy when I stand up etc. What could this be how do I relieve pain?

I get numb legs and feet rarely when I stand up they're numb and I fall. I get dizzy when I stand up etc. What could this be how do I relieve pain?

See your physician: Lightheadedness after standing up can be due to orthostatic hypotension if your resting BP is too low or you're dehydrated. It can also occur due to bradycardia, or slowing of the heart rate (HR). You could also have some vasovagal component. See your primary care physician for more guidance. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/hypotension-orthostatic ...Read more

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im newly on spironolactone. today i woke up with BAD pain in my upper chest when i breath. WHAT DO I DO i feel like im dying (not really but still)?

 im newly on spironolactone. today i woke up with BAD pain in my upper chest when i breath.  WHAT DO I DO i feel like im dying (not really but still)?

Spironolactone: Why are you on spiro? Tell your team as they know you best. So if started yesterday not likely due to spiro. I have treated thousands with spiro for HTN; Ask your team and I am available for second opinion. ...Read more

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I am twenty year old female I sometimes I hold my pee cause I don't feel like getting up at night and now if I snezze I leak pee n my draws help?

I am twenty year old female I sometimes I hold my pee cause I don't feel like getting up at night  and now if I snezze I leak pee n my draws help?

SUI: This is stress urinary incontinence. May respond to kegel exercises, which involve squeezing buttocks together & thrusting pelvis forward 10 times slowly and holding it 30 - 60 seconds & repeat 5 times a day. Can be done standing, sitting or lying down. Also try placing a ball between your knees and squeezing knees together, hold as log as u can and then repeating. U may need gyn/urologist dr. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 66 years old. Female. I get severe muscle cramps in my legs-calves-when i get up in the mornings.?

What to do if I am 66 years old. Female. I get severe muscle cramps in my legs-calves-when i get up in the mornings.?

Fluids.: Fluids are the most important thing in preventing leg cramps. Make sure your drinking enough water throughout the day. You can have gatorade before you go to sleep and see if that makes a difference. Make sure you stretch your calf muscles daily. ...Read more

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I am a 51 years old male. I can't hold my urine. I can almost not get my pants open before i start urinating. What shouldi do?

I am a 51 years old male. I can't hold my urine. I can almost not get my pants open before i start urinating. What shouldi do?

How muich do you pee: If you are complaining of near incontinence - look that up then see yoru urologist or family doc. I wonder if you have an enlarged prostate - your doc can check for this. If you have a bladder infection it can cause extreme urgency. Look these three things up and see what fits for you. ...Read more

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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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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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Have MS symptoms, numb/tingling in hands and tongue. Had MRI of brain/spine in June 2017. Symptoms left now back. Should I do MRI again now?

Have MS symptoms, numb/tingling in hands and tongue. Had MRI of brain/spine in June 2017. Symptoms left now back. Should I do MRI again now?

You should: see a neurologist for the proper workup if you have not already. He/she can determine if you need another MRI or another study to rule out MS. In your age group, that is one of the most likely diagnoses and needs to be ruled out with clinical certainty. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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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