... bands, that would be about as definitive as you could get for the exclusion of MS, would that be correct? ... (3 replies)
... College can be a stressful environment and this can trigger emotional as well as physical symptoms. I am sorry the hospital could not refer you to the proper doctor. ... (6 replies)
... patient testing. I had put aside my symptoms for 5 years until they peaked in such a way as to garner my attention. ... (6 replies)
... Hi and welcome to healthboards. Im also having a hard time understanding if you have gone through this for so long, as a minor, why didnt your parents investigate this? ... (6 replies)
... depression as a cause and help you develop a course of treatment if it is needed. ... (3 replies)
... started having some mental fog and some very mild unsteadiness when walking. Nothing at all that made me have to hold onto something, just a "I don't feel quite as steady as I used to." One neurosurgeon told me that he didn't see any reason to operate, but that I should see a neurologist to rule out MS. ... (3 replies)
... At what point is your MS going to be seen as progressive? ... (2 replies)
As things are dismissed, you really need to look at the specialist and allow them to exclude or eliminate those things which you do not have. That is the only way to get to a diagnosis. While anxiety can certainly exacerbate or worsen symptoms, anxiety can fully debilitate and be long term unless it is stopped. You need to see an MS Specialist because they... (20 replies)
... Guess that rules out autoimmune disorders such as lupus, RA, and vasculitis, and some others. ... (20 replies)
I was on Tysabri with a positive JC virus test result. Unfortunately for me, after 3 infusions, I built up antibodies to it, which made me incredibly sick and had to go off it....but in my case, they did blood work one week before every infusion, They did not wait 6 months to check it. PML is not something you want to chance, and the symptoms of PML start out exactly... (9 replies)
... Some MSers can be effectively treated with oral counsel and others with meds such as Prozac or Zoloft. And others do better with a custom blend of oral counseling and meds. ... (4 replies)
Yes surgery isn't something they do i suppose unless compression is causing normal function to deteriorate. Myleopathy was mentioned to me on the spinal disorders board. Although my compression is in my neck which would usually cause upper body problems it seems mine is causing enough compression to effect my legs, and balance.
He may not do surgery, i think... (7 replies)
... surgical treatment, I would certainly encourage you to go that route first as surgery is never finished at one but generally requires multiple surgeries. I have read about some new injections that have helped those with Osteoporosis. ... (7 replies)
... Update- Last week I had my first infusion and it went well! No side effects, though I have been more tired than normal since.
Yesterday I found out I'm JCV+... bummer. Not surprised but I was hoping for a miracle. Titres were 0.69 which is low, but I know that they can go up. Hopefully they'll stay where they're at, they test them every 6 months. My neuro will discuss how... (9 replies)
... Sorry I forgot to mention i have been seeing a psychiatrist for the past month. I have been on anti anxiety medication as he believe most of my symptoms are anxiety related but I have some real symptoms. ... (20 replies)
... Hopefully these blood tests will find something. If they are clear its a good sign as well that I don't have any autoimmune condition but I will still be confused and what is going on. ... (20 replies)
... What you shared as to what you have been experiencing still appears as though it is anxiety or anxiety as the main cause. Yes, it is real that which you are experiencing. ... (20 replies)
... with extreme burning in my right leg and my foot tingled. The burning subsided but my right foots heel and outer edge feeling like the muscle is pulling upwards as I could feel the blood flow all day. The cool sensations up and down my legs has been really bad for the past couple of days as well. ... (20 replies)
... Hello MSNik,
Thank you for giving me a good wake-up call. I am indeed anxious, because I am not able to function like i used to. I know you guys are not physicians, and I just wanted some feedback on DIS and DIT.
I am very glad you personally don't see anything related to MS. I trust you have a good understanding of the Disease, and I appreciate your advice. I will... (7 replies)
... What I can tell you is that nothing on your MRI points towards MS specifically and there is not enough there to warrant even hazarding a guess as to what you are going through. ... (7 replies)