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MS Symptoms?
Feb 23, 2020
In January 2013 I began having sun burn like nerve pain on the top and inside of my thighs. Tight pants or cold wind would make the burning worse. I have also had muscle twitching all over but mainly in my feet, legs, and arms. I have also had joint/muscle pain in my knees/thighs. Brain fog will come and go.

I had clean MRIs, clean EMGs, but 3 positive ANA tests that were as high as 1:640. Although the ANA test was positive the tests for specific Autoimmune diseases have been negative.

Iíve lived with the nerve pain predominantly in my legs for the past 7 years, some days worse than others, and some days none at all.

Fast forward to 2020, and I have more trouble concentrating recently, feels like Iím seeing but not processing fast enough/concentrating. Diagnosed with PLMD, and more nerve pain in the same spot in my thighs, arms, shoulder and back. Havenít been able to get any answers. nerve burning symptoms are worse at night.

The visual processing/brain fog/trouble concentrating and reading large blocks of text is pretty consistent throughout the day. Not sure if that's due to extreme stress where my brain can't process anything else

Iíve been hyper focused on symptoms recently and scared it could be MS. What could this be?
Re: MS Symptoms?
Mar 23, 2021
Hey friendly21,

Your symptoms sound an awful lot like chronic/advanced-stage Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease has sadly swept the nation (and lots of countries) and often comes with co-infections. From 1 tick bite here in GA I got 3 strains of Lyme and a co-infection of mycoplasma. Fortunately, I got the circular rash (erythema migrans), which alerted me to the possibility of Lyme, but not everyone sees/recognizes the rash or even gets one.

Later-stage Lyme almost always includes joint pain or swelling and nerve tingling and then can get worse from there, including nerve pain, palsy, vision issues, voice issues, brain fog, dizziness and the list goes on. To add insult to injury, the standard testing (ELISA and Western Blot) yield tons of false negatives. A lot of times the standard treatment (short-term antibiotics) is not sufficient either.

What you really must do for proper diagnosis and treatment is see an LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor.) Register for free on and do a provider search in your area. In this day and age you can probably do a virtual appointment if you don't have a practitioner nearby. They will likely use iGeneX Labs or even Armin Labs in Germany. Whatever you have to pay is worth it for the hope of healing!

Praying for you

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