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... As far as I know my internal med doc read the MRI. I know that new or developing lesions only show up under contrast which is why it confused me as to why he would want to do it that way. ... (6 replies)
Apr 16, 2014
... I have not taken any muscle relaxants yet because I was worried that it might cause an issue for the LP because I don't want to have to go thought being this nervous again lol. I want to take it after. Also I am hoping the LP will go smooth even though I am so tight. I am hoping my back muscles are not tight. My legs I should be ok I can bring them to my chest it just hurts... (11 replies)
Apr 16, 2014
... If you do have muscle tension and are really tight, my first thought would be how the tightness might affect the LP as you need to draw your legs up as they prep your back and take some CSF. You should be fully recovered by the weekend, but no marathons for a couple of days! ... (11 replies)

Apr 16, 2014
... a lot of lifting and walking at my Job so I am sure that didn't help I am hoping my legs feel a little better by The weekend because I have to work this weekend as well and I will tell you last night was horrible with how much I enjoy my job by the end of the night I was so tired and so sore. ... (11 replies)
... with the physicians and in no way made a diagnosis but they helped facilitate the specialists attention. I have a neuro Eye physicians within the rehab hospital as well. I do have Optic Neuritis and a midline shift disorder with post traumatic vision disorder. I receive vision therapy weekly. ... (4 replies)
Apr 15, 2014
... Follow the instructions and you should be fine. The "thought" of the process is what affects most people. It is no longer a "big deal" as it once was. My last one in 2002 was so easy and relaxed versus my first one in 1982. ... (11 replies)
... Hello creativegaelic, Without any positive testing results that could support a diagnosis of MS it is pretty darn hard to get diagnosed with this disease. There are 5% percent of those with a diagnosis of MS that do not initially present with lesions on MRI. As the 5% indicates the odds of this happening and being diagnosed with MS are quite small. I was in... (6 replies)
... I certainly understand your frustration as can many MSers. ... (6 replies)
... I will for sure start tracking I am not a person that likes to take meds I only do it if it is the only option out there. I more like oils and natural things which seem to not be working lol. I am going to try a few other things before I go to the meds but if nothing works and it doesn't get better I might have to try the meds. I don't know what to do lol. (4 replies)
... any prescription meds for symptoms. I do know that there are those who benefit from Baclofen, but I am not aware of tizanidine. If it is along the same lines as Baclofen, it may indeed relieve your muscle pain and cramps, though if this is MS, it may or may not be successful. ... (4 replies)
... Have you ever used it or one like it did it work? (4 replies)
... Zanaflex is one of the brand names for Tizandine. It is a med for muscle spasms and is in the same usage as Baclofen but a different chemical composition. ... (4 replies)
... All of the above can cause Neurological symptoms much the same as MS. ... (4 replies)
Apr 14, 2014
... you tire quickly, roll with it. I have found that fighting it profits me zilch. I have used a cane or other aid device since 2002. My service dog has served as my best walk aide. ... (11 replies)
... While many of your symptoms would present in MSers, many do not. It is quite possible to have MS and something else or just as likely two other things and not MS. I certainly do not want to dismiss the MS possibilities because they remain. ... (4 replies)
... OT. Vision therapy is still ongoing as is Interactive Metronome and speech cognitive therapies. ... (4 replies)
Apr 13, 2014
... egs seen very stiff and I have a very hard time moving and they hurt a lot. I went on a 30 min walk this morning and that helped losses them a little not at much as I would have liked though lol. I can't do anything involving standing on my toes right now it is too painful and my legs are too weak. ... (11 replies)
... I have had success with using heat on my back pain as well. I have been on several heavy duty pain medications and none of them have worked as it is nerve pain. The only thing I would caution you about is burning yourself. ... (13 replies)
Apr 13, 2014
... ap like that and sense the last one that lasted 17 min I am now scared. I will call my Nero on Monday for sure I have to call and set up my MRI of my whole spine as well. My dr is hoping I can get it done before wed. But we will have to see what they have open. ... (11 replies)
... I feel exercise if very, very important for recovery as well but until your back issues are fully understood, you need to be extremely careful. ... (13 replies)

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