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Hi all. One night, About a few weeks ago, I had excruciating lower abdomal pain. So then I went to my GP and he found traces of blood in my urine but the test showed no infection. So then he prescribed me with an antibiotic and a week later, there was no longer blood in my urine. However, two days after taking the antibiotic, I started having urinary retention. So I went to see my urologist twice. First visit, my post void residual was 55ml. Then my second visit it was 105ml.

In addition, I've had minor tingling in my arms occasionally. I've also felt aches and pains in the weirdest places that lasts for weeks (this time it's the joint in my right arm).

Also, about 2 months ago I started getting minor pain around my left eye socket. I went to see an ophthalmologist and everything checked out good. But until this day, sometimes when I roll my eyeball upwards, it would hurt.

Oh also my back often hurts. Nothing too extreme though. The pain is tolerable even without medication.

By the way, I am only 37 years old. No kids. Blood work checked out all good.

Could this be early signs of Multiple sclerosis? I do smoke and drink (alcohol). I've been a drinker for most of my life. Although after all this I've slowed down quite a bit. Can previous alcoholism cause MS?

Please help! Any advice is greatly appreciated!
[QUOTE]Can previous alcoholism cause MS? [/QUOTE]

No.

However, alcohol/alcoholism can cause Neuropathy.

There are some antibiotics that are known for causing Neurological symptoms and can sometimes be permanent.

[QUOTE]about 2 months ago I started getting minor pain around my left eye socket. I went to see an ophthalmologist and everything checked out good. But until this day, sometimes when I roll my eyeball upwards, it would hurt.
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Your Ophthalmologist didn't find any problems with your eye which is a good sign. Did you ask what he thought was causing you eye pain?

[QUOTE] I started having urinary retention. So I went to see my urologist twice. First visit, my post void residual was 55ml. Then my second visit it was 105ml.[/QUOTE]

What did your Urologist say?

I'm not really sure how or why you are connecting Multiple Sclerosis to what you are experiencing, If MS was suspected by your Drs. you would be referred to a Neurologist.

There is a diagnostic criteria for MS, The revised McDonald Criteria. There is no symptom unique or exclusive to MS as many other conditions have the same symptoms as those seen in MS. All other conditions need to be ruled out as part of the diagnostic criteria.





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