... In looking at your blood tests you might see the MPV as low, but remember that is you compared to the averages. For you your MPV might be normal for you. ... (35 replies)
... Thanks, MSJayhawk.
My doctor's office does run labs - that's where about 75% of the 20 or so blood tests I've had done over the past 4 months have taken place. I understand that the combination of low mpv and high platelets is the reason that she decided to refer me to a hematologist. I just wonder why this time - because I looked back at my past lab results today, and... (35 replies)
... e referred to the hematologist by an oncologist. The MS clinic where I go has hematology techies and they run blood tests there. Some doctors are not equipped as such and will refer a patient to a hematologist. ... (35 replies)
... d they had a 2 year maximum use. My doctor told me to stay away from the steroids because the side effects were known and over time, the effectiveness decreased as the body builds resistance. ... (5 replies)
Humans tend to find that for which they are searching whether good or bad. Dr. Internet is a major contributor to this end. The internet can provide a distraction, however, such as this site or a non-medical site. It is difficult to lay it aside, but if there are other activities or interests you have, focus on those.
When I "twitch" it can be due to... (25 replies)
... The troubling appearance of this would be that the doctor is depending upon the radiologist. This may be a mistake on my part, but what you shared sounds like the radiologist needs to state MS for the doctor to act. The problem in this is that the radiologist will usually paint a broad report. If the spots were small, this might be why it was reported as non-specific.
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... i literally just got off the phone with the neurologist and your words completely mimic his! i asked him about the 9 spots (which i think is a lot - as i have said) and he said - that's not a big deal - i see mri's with 100s of spots - it's the location and pathology of what we see. i also asked him if the spots were ever classified as possible MS related and he said - no -... (25 replies)
... It is important to note that at no time should the MRI be thought of as a specific test for MS. Your needs are to obtain as much objective data as possible so that the doctors can render a definitive diagnosis. ... (25 replies)
... I think a good rule of thumb is that if the headache responds to OTC pain medicine, chances are, its not MS related. This isnt a guarantee, but it seems to be the way things go...
Also, not all neurologists are the same. Is yours a MS specialist? if not, you might want to consult with one.
I have had ON four times. My headaches are always related to my eye. I have what... (5 replies)
... Waiting is something we humans do not do very well. As technology has advanced, our waiting tolerance have shrunk. While you wait, try to keep your journal as well as keep your mind on other things. ... (25 replies)
... Thank you again for your encouragement. I did have Scarlet fever as a child so who knows? ... (25 replies)
... which did nothing for me as I relapsed twice in two months. I then switched to Tysabri which held my MS at bay. I really do like this medication! ... (5 replies)
... involved. My wife had numbness for 3 years after our youngest was born. He had been lying against the nerves in her pelvic girdle and it took time to recover as he was a big baby. ... (5 replies)
... bands, but it does not identify MS. Neither the MRI nor the LP are specific MS tests as there is no specific MS test. ... (3 replies)
... Headaches can come, as Snoopy shared, from many causes. MS is indeed a source of headaches too. For me, my headaches due to MS are a different feeling than a regular headache. ... (5 replies)
... You can do all the right things from diet to exercise, but in the end, we will all fail as the laws of thermodynamics show entropy to be a factor in all of us. Doing all the right things will not stop MS should you have MS. ... (25 replies)
... mineral deficiencies as these can cause hair thinning, as can thyroid problems. ... (5 replies)
... However, not all "MS symptoms" are due to MS as there are many other causes for symptoms. ... (3 replies)
... Headaches are such a common occurrence, in general. Headaches can have different causes such as stress, anxiety, certain foods, medication, sinus problems, allergies, caffeine, and hormonal fluctuations. ... (5 replies)
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