... I too have regular symptoms which bugger me daily. As I do no have remission periods, mine are basically one long attack, but I have learned to ignore many symptoms which are literally part of my normal existence. ... (5 replies)
... nore them. However, when I have an increase in those sensations that do not calm down with rest, relaxation, ect. I pay more attention to what I am experiencing as this has been a sign I am headed for an exacerbation. ... (5 replies)
Ditto to the vicodin and MS pain. MS pain does not respond to most pain killers and often not at all. Those who find a med that provides relief often find that their body soon rejects this med and it becomes less effective or not effective at all.
For me, when I have the pain down my leg, I use a heating pad at the point where I perceive the most pain. ... (4 replies)
... Hi angie81,
Have you ever had a MRI or x-ray of the lower back (Lumbar)? This would not be due to MS but to check for mechanical back problems such as Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), herniated/bulging disc, ect.
Not everything we experience is due to MS and other causes should be ruled out before assuming it's MS.
I wonder how it was determined your last... (4 replies)
... Usually a new relapse will be caused by damage, which will appear as a new lesion on the MRI. If its been awhile, you might want to get one, to compare it to your last one and see if you are developing new lesions. ... (4 replies)
... I would think that this would be a new relapse. As you were under stress, the stress could have been enough to overwhelm your tolerance levels. ... (4 replies)
... tell me it was due to my ms relapse previously now I am scared and am lost as to what to do. As the day has progressed on I can barley even walk or put weight on my left leg? ... (4 replies)
... In addition though, I want to say that I do have LOTS of muscle twitches .... known as fasciculations! I have them daily and almost constantly in my legs and ankles. ... (8 replies)
... This study can also be applied world wide, I think, as it shows the importance of blood tests. ... (0 replies)
... Hobbes123, As far as I am aware, no one uses actual film anymore. ... (8 replies)
... Because the MS hug is directly related to the intercostal muscles, I do not think your cervical pain is related to MS in a way that would be described as the "hug". ... (5 replies)
I experienced many back problems in 2002 when my MS worsened considerably. My back pain was MS related, but not the MS Hug. It was caused by one sided weakness and my "healthy side" was exhausted and my muscles were pulling my body out of alignment in trying to compensate for the one sided weakness. I used forearm crutches and a power chair. In removing... (5 replies)
... Stress, heat, and exhaustion as well as another trigger can cause the MS Hug to present. My MS Hug has been with me for a long time, but it presents rarely. TOo rare for me to determine a trigger. ... (5 replies)
... and ask. My doctor also provides me and my GP with electronic access to look. This access is renewed each time I see her. My GP can access the digital images as needed. Depending on your image files, a DVD might not have sufficient memory. I would ask. ... (8 replies)
... migranes, strokes, movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, some specialize in Dementia, so its really important to feel confident about your doctors level of expertise with MS. ... (8 replies)
... You can have TN, as you shared, without MS. MSers can have TN, but it is just one of many possible symptoms. ... (8 replies)
... And stay away from immune boosters such as high doses of vit C and Echinacea... Jayhawk has a good regimen, dosing only as needed for a short time. ... (7 replies)
... ery cold that was brought into the house by the kids. And both have gone to my lungs fast and became bacterial. That can happen, and may require antibiotics. But as Nikki said, usually it's just a viral infection that needs to run its course. ... (7 replies)
... advice, everyone. I really am more worried in general about every little twinge, cough etc. since the diagnosis and I realise I will sort things out eventually as I become more used to the diagnosis. ... (7 replies)
... I've been on Tecfidera for almost 18 months and during that time I've become quite susceptible to cold / flu symptoms. We've also had a horrendous winter here in Melbourne, one of the coldest winters in history with some of the worst flu bugs going around so that also doesn't help.
I will second what Jay said. Vitamin C is a must. Start taking Vitamin C tablets immediately... (7 replies)