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should i be concerned MS or just carpal tunnel

My left eye frequently feels clouded. my arms go numb unless I'm moving them. my legs go numb when sitting or lying down. frequent headaches and backaches not typical of my scoliosis are now daily. have had tinitus many years
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replied January 23rd, 2012
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Well, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) certainly does not cause the majority of your symptoms. CTS is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist. It causes the radial digits of the hand to go numb, tingly, or have pain. It could not cause your other symptoms.

If you carry a diagnosis of MS, then the symptoms could be coming from that, but, just because you have these symptoms does not mean that you do have MS. MS is often a diagnosis of exclusion, as all the other causes of these symptoms need to be ruled out first.

If the symptoms bother you significantly, you should see a neurologist for an evaluation. Good luck.
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