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Ive had various symtoms for the past 9-10 months which last Monday I was told that MS was not illiminated yet. My latest big episode had me in hospital over Xmas and off work for 6/7 weeks.

I went to work full time (teaching) for 2 weeks but not teaching full time and now it is half term holiday but Ive been back and forward to Emergency all week (from 16th Feb 09).

I went to emergency with facial pains and vision disturbances when the dr looking at my MRI from early Jan. I had been told there was nothing in the MRI but There was something to see - a pocket of fluid in my right sinis - which on Mon the dr said would cause my vertigo headacheds and vision probs - but not the weakness of limbs before Christmas. I have 1 wk of anti-biotics.

On Wed I had chest pains and uncontrollable shaking of my whole body from the neck down - No one could take me to Hosp so an ambulance came and they told me the shaking was likely to be panick responce, but I've panicked years ago and not had symptoms like this - Im unsure about this - could it be another symtpm of MS?

At emergency I had a chest exray which eliminated heart problems and a blood clot in my lungs. I came home Thurs lunch time and slept for about 15 hours

Im still at home - Sat - and Ive got pins and needles in my tongue - varying from around the edges to all over

Should I go back to emergency? I dont want to waste their time
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replied February 25th, 2009
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I believe I answered your other post...

Be persistent and keep a journal...you are your own best advocate for your own healthcare.

Best Wishes....
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replied March 4th, 2009
still tingling
My tongue has now been tingling for 11 days and my teeth are so on edge they are painful and feel as if Ive eaten 20 lemons.

My GP (NHS - UK) was unable to say 'it won't be MS' and i am awaiting furthur tests with my neurologist - scans of blood vessils in my neck and a lumber puncture (again - the doctor in the emergancy ward did a lumber puncture in December 08 - and did not sprecify for MS). My GP is sugesting that I have a nother Lumber puncture to confirm MS or not.

I'm getting a splint made to stop my bottom teeth having contact with the top.

Does tingling of the tongue and highly sensitive teeth fit the MS profile?

Ruth
Any tips on how to calm this down?
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replied March 4th, 2009
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Having a spinal tap to confirm MS is not 100% however it can eliminate some other diseases.

You see not everyone who has MS will have bands in their spinal fluid....

Your teeth could be sensitive from grinding...tongue tingling for 11 days, wow....never had that happen.

How to calm down? Splint may help...tongue tingling I'm not sure.

Have you had your B12 levels checked?
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replied March 5th, 2009
it's still tingling - driving me mad!
thank you for info on the Lumber Puncture/Spinal Tap.

I am aware that I have been grinding my teeth a great deal lately so hopefully my splint will be ready for collection middle of next week.

I cracked a filling in early January this year and the dentist said it could have been the weakness and tention (which I was in hospital in December for) from my arms running up my neck and causing more tention in my neck and jaw which the grinding finally worked loose a filling.

You referred to my tongue tingling for 11 days - did you mean you have never had that for such a length of time - or nit at all?

Im at the hospital to see an ENT specialist tomw, Ill ask them if they can check my B12 levels, and if not Ill go back to my GP.

thanks for your comments

Ruth
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replied March 24th, 2009
mouth and tongue has now been tingling for nearly 6weeks all day/every day

- hope it's not permanent

anyone else had this? if it went on this long or longer - did it clear up eventually?

it's driving me nuts!
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replied May 11th, 2009
TINGLING TONGUE
i was at the gym the other day when i went to put some heavy weights down after some heavy reps, as i released and went to stand i went very dizzy and got pins and needles in my tongue and they've been there since, any ideas? about 4 days now
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replied November 25th, 2009
My husband is diabetic and often gets pins and needles in his tongue when he's got low blood sugar - it's like a pre-hypo warning signal for him.
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