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findings point to a neuro condition like MS or something

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Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me. I have several symptoms and physical exam findings that point to a neuro condition like MS or something but normal MRI. I suffer with episodes of headaches, eye pain, visual disturbance/problems, stuttering/trouble talking and trouble thinking, constipation,sexual problems, trouble starting to urinate at times, severe muscle stiffness/weakness after sitting or lying down breifly,horrible itching episodes in which i feel like things are crawing on me. fatigue and mood changes. on phiysical exam they have noticed a left side drift in my arm and some abnormal reflexes along with optic nerve thinning. I had an MRI but all it showed was a small fatty tumor they said isnt causing problems no other tessts. eye doctor really thinks it is neuro degenertive said lesions dont always show up and sending me to neuroopthamalogist. My symtptoms come and go for days to weeks on end are worse when in heat, menses, exercise and even certain foods. any ideas please


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replied May 18th, 2015
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Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

I can understand your concern for these symptoms. If you have normal MRI, it is very unlikely that you have multiple sclerosis as areas of demyelination often appear on MRI.

If your doctor's are suspecting neurodegenerative diseases like motor neuron disease then you need to consult a neurologist an get certain investigations done. These include electromygoraphy and nerve conduction velocity testing (NCV). However for your symptoms it is important to rule out other causes like vitamin D deficiency and vitamin B 12 deficiency as well. For the same, I suggest you to get your vitamin B12 and vitamin D levels estimated.
You also need to get an ophthalmic examination done to rule out any optic nerve thinning.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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