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Why Do I Get My Old Ms Symptoms Back When I Am Heated Up
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
When sleeping, i woke up suddenly. And then I have started to tremble. I feel so bad. I guess i run a temperature. What I have to do?
See Dr.: Can't diagnose this over the computer, see a dr. For an exam, good luck. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
I would like to know why im getting dizzispells i can't even close my eyes or stand up and i get really hot ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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)?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.?
I have a headache and wanna throuw up. My hands are shaking and i can't feel my feet what should I do ?
Emergency: Please go to the nearest er immediately. Call 911 if you need urgent help. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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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