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... The droopiness is really scaring me. Its not super obvious but more so when I dont smile. My right hand feels week and has tremors on and off as well. THe droopiness is new in the last yr the other stuff has been going on for yrs in flares. ... (5 replies)
... This doesnt scream MS to me, but its great that you have a doctor who wants to rule out everything. I do think a tumor would have shown up in the CT san, but an MRI can show more and different things and is worthwhile having. What are they looking for in the LP? (Spinal Tap). This test is inconclusive for MS, as up to 20% of MSers have a normal spinal tap and still have... (5 replies)
... and can be slight to severe. At its worst, it is as though a stroke happened. Other than the severe time affecting chewing, it is more "cosmetic". ... (5 replies)

... Thank you for your reply. Yes she said next will be a spinal tap. She said she was pretty sure something, though she doesnt know "what" will show as my mouth droop isn't normal. ... (5 replies)
... You shared "stress" as a trigger. While this could certainly all be stress related, MS cannot be ruled out yet. ... (5 replies)
... An ophthalmologist is in the best position to work with you on your eyesight as they are a medical doctor specializing in eyes rather than an optometrist. The Ophthalmologist often works closely with the MS Specialist. ... (7 replies)
... mineral deficiencies and mental health disorders can cause the same type of symptoms as MS. There is a diagnostic criteria for MS, The Revised McDonald Criteria. ... (7 replies)
Fell today
Oct 20, 2016
... ve an mri of both brain and spinal with and without contrast. Steroids are the only solution. That's all they have right now. Be pushy!!! Don't take I don't know as an answer!!! You have all the symptoms!!! ... (3 replies)
... Debilitating headaches and foot drop are the two symptoms I remember vividly. I did not know these were MS until after my diagnosis. I had dismissed these hints as something else. It w as not until I was 19 before my doctor did a forensic review to pinpoint my onset at 14 yo. ... (7 replies)
... Multiple Sclerosis was once known as a "young person's" disease, diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40 years of age. That is no longer current information about the disease. ... (7 replies)
... Your doctor cannot dismiss M S as a possible cause at this time. There are over 400 MS mimicries, but your list is smaller due to the lesions. ... (7 replies)
... e wasn't concerned that they could be from dust in the air. I'm 33 which from my research is the median age of ms diagnosis and my dr has thrown it into the ring as a possibility I have a neurologist appt in 3 weeks. Am I freaking out for nothing? ... (7 replies)
... It is very possible for dry eyes to cause visual difficulties such as double vision. Do you use moisture drops? ... (4 replies)
... stress manifests as physical symtoms in so many ways... ... (4 replies)
... I know many people diagnosed with MS go through a long period of unknowns. Is this because the testing shows normal results and then as things progress they finally show something abnormal? ... (4 replies)
Limbo help!
Oct 19, 2016
... days will outnumber your bad days. Even with PPMS, this has been true for me. Give yourself time to recover. Stay hydrated, stretch, and try to keep moving. As to the latter, you need to give yourself a break. When I am not well, my daily exercise may be quite limited or nonexistent. ... (26 replies)
Limbo help!
Oct 18, 2016
... aters, flashes of light on the side, or small black spots in my line of vision. This is all only in the right though. Some mild periferal vision loss in that eye as well but nothing to horrible. Just gets a little achey or painful sometimes. ... (26 replies)
Limbo help!
Oct 18, 2016
... ragging on the pavement last night when I was picking up pizza, which almost caused me to trip on a flat surface. I've noticed that this has happened in the past as well. Just more noticeable now. ... (26 replies)
... As far as tarsal tunnel syndrome...Yes, it's always possible this s due to MS but it's also possible it is not related to MS. ... (4 replies)
Starting Treatment
Oct 16, 2016
... Hi there. Having had optical neuritis several times myself I can assure you that a full course of solumedrol would be better than a 3 day course. What will happen is the nurse will put an IV into your arm. and the infusions only take an hour a day. Can you do this from home? Or are you being hospitalized for it? I do mine at home and during the day, I tuck the tube into my... (4 replies)

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