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Symptoms of MS with clean MRI : no brain lesions

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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?


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replied June 18th, 2007
Multiple Sclerosis Answer A2931
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 legs…), and given the clear blood work and negative MRI.... it doesn’t 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.








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