I have been getting very strange symptoms, now over several months( basically since my son was born 12 weeks ago). I do not believe they are related to the birth.
the first one was itching- I don't have a rash/bites/dry skin, I see no reason for itching, then I started getting extremely achy. especially my hands and feet, my forearms and calves feel pulled, and tight. my wrist is very hard to turn, and none of my fingers work correctly. then I started to get random painful shotting sensations everywhere, but again definitely worse on my hand and feet. over the last week, I got a low grade fever, which has since gone away, but since then, the symptoms of escalated dramatically. my arms and legs feel wobbly and rubbery, my vision is blurry, my balance is off. my arms and legs also feel heavy and numb.all of this is made worse by heat... an MRI of my head was clear. all my bloodwork was clear. I was told MS is impossible becasue I'm too symptomatic to have a clean MRI. is that true?
According to the symptoms (itching without rash, aches all over the body, painful shutting sensations everywhere, slight fiver, arms and legs felt wobbly and rubbery, blurred vision, vertigo, numbness of the arms and legsâ¦), and given the clear blood work and negative MRI.... it doesnât seem that you are experinecing multiple sclerosis. These symptoms can be present during MS, but in order to diagnose MS as the cause, brain lesions must be seen on a CT or MRI-scan. You can request an electro-myo-graphy (EMG) to test nerve conductivity. During MS and in many other central and peripheral nerve disorders, nerve conductivity is disturbed. If the EMG is ok too, then you might be experiencing anxiety.
That is incorrect Dr. One does not have to have brain lesions, to have MS. There are many MS patients who only have spinal lesions. I speak from my own personal experience. Doctors are too quick to pass of what we are really going through as "just anxiety", when in reality it is MS. As someone living with this experience first hand, I suggest that she speak to her Dr. about a Spinal MRI.
I too am experiencing these symptoms without brain lesions. They are so extreme and had a quick onset, it is hard to pass them off as merely anxiety. In addition, I have experienced partial vision loss in my left eye which cannot be explained at this point. Vision loss is a mystery as doctors say there should be lesions in the brain and there are not. I have been seeing several specialists and fear it will be passed off as anxiety. My condition continues to deteriorate without a fixed prognosis. I had stroke like experience last night(electrical jolt through left arm followed my numbness on the entire left side of body) A lesion was found on my cervical spine but this doesn't explain the eye loss. Does anyone have alternative ideas besides MS?
I am with you on this one as YES Dr's are too quick to pass off as Anxiety (no disrespct) but you have to experience it to believe it!! I was in 2005 given beta blockers for very fast pulse.
I had operation that lead to goin back to theatre and nerves wrapped in screws! I have Titanium. I had cervical MRI with mod-large discs indenting on spinal cord with compression on nerves but to right when my problems are both sides. I have had 101 things wrong as if i am a hypochondriac or something is debilitating to the state i run my own self-employed business (my dream)!!!! i had to become an Employer and take a cut of what little i earn incase a cure. i have progressed over 2yrs and almost 4months now and only the lyrica helps give me some help of all the throbbing, burning, stinging aching, weakness, my thinking memory and concentration has changed and i gave up doing payroll. I have NEVER in my life during what job i do thought i DO NOT want to get up and go to work it is more i STRUGGLE now and the tiredness and strengths arms the hand pain i get the neck spasms are not nice. I was the giggly bubbly centre of attention 2yr ago with my laughs and doing such amateur stupid stuff now i am like a couch potatoe and i HATE IT ..i WANT ME BACK . Myr Brain MRI was clear so Neurologist said no MS . I see a clinical neuro physcologist. hmmm
ps correction the beta blockers from 2005 the operation was May 2010! plus why does the guy who performed the surgery insist on keep seeing me! he refered me to Neurologist as everyone else failed to . I have had IBS for 24yrs. I had a very rare form of glandular fever at 19 hospitilised with blur vision, incontiness, diziness weakness spleen enlarged, then had really bad flu for months, kidney infections, ruptured membrames, thrombosis, depression, all in phases and recovery! this has been non stop since neck 2011 but since op may 2010 was leg weakness, sciatica both sides, opticions july 2010, band around ribs and back for months during 2010 constant complaining to Dr's this lead to my MRI's eventually but as negative except the cervical.. my feet hurt to walk on i feel i have to hold myself up all the time i have no energies.. so what is all this rubbish. balance, co-ordination, memory thinking etc etc over periods not gone away unpredictable and very debilitating with flare ups . (sorry but am at end of my tenthers now with it all) my dream is almost demolished holding on like over a cliff
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