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Poor guy. I really feel for you! I hope that you show your mom these posts- or at least talk to her about them. This isnt in your head darling. Allot of people get told that- and its very rare that its not a real disease. You seem intelligent, so you DO KNOW that in some cases, people do make up things, or actually believe that they have things- for reasons other then medical....but from everything you have wrote- I sincerely doubt that this is the case.

What I really suggest is a new doctor, which I know- youve got coming...and of course, sticking with my previous answers, keeping a journal of your symtoms, and a copy of as many records as you can get. Maybe forget asking for her office records-;) but a copy of the reports from the lab and the radiologist would be a good idea.

The bruising on your arms, if you are interested, Ive recommended this to many and use it myself. Go to any health food store, or a good supermarket with a health food vitamin section- (you wont find this at Walmart) and look for Arnica gel. Its in a tube, like toothpaste. Its not expensive, about 7$ a tube..its clear, odorless, and kind of feels like Aloe Gel....you rub it into the bruised spots (this works great for any type of bruising or sports injury) and it dissappears, but using it 3-6 times a day helps bruises fade faster. Since I am on Rebif, an injectable MS drug- I use Arnica after every single injection and then try to use it after I get out of the shower on the injection spots and again before I go to sleep...while everyone else is complaining of red marks and bruises from their shots, I can tell you, this helps me tremendously. Its not too late for you to use it from your blood work if you want to try.

Blues- dont let one doctor get you down. it really doesnt sound like this is all in your head and it does sound like she is out of her element with diagnosiing you. Its possible it isnt MS, but its SOMETHING and you deserve to get answers. Keep in mind, many people take up to two years to get a diagnosis for MS, just because their symptoms are so random. When you can, find an MS doctor, one who can both rule out and dx MS....in the journey that he will take, he will also be looking to find anything else, which of course will point him to answers and you to the right doctor for your needs
Hang in there...
Nikki
[QUOTE=MSNik;4011528]Poor guy. I really feel for you! I hope that you show your mom these posts- or at least talk to her about them. This isnt in your head darling. Allot of people get told that- and its very rare that its not a real disease. You seem intelligent, so you DO KNOW that in some cases, people do make up things, or actually believe that they have things- for reasons other then medical....but from everything you have wrote- I sincerely doubt that this is the case.

What I really suggest is a new doctor, which I know- youve got coming...and of course, sticking with my previous answers, keeping a journal of your symtoms, and a copy of as many records as you can get. Maybe forget asking for her office records-;) but a copy of the reports from the lab and the radiologist would be a good idea.

The bruising on your arms, if you are interested, Ive recommended this to many and use it myself. Go to any health food store, or a good supermarket with a health food vitamin section- (you wont find this at Walmart) and look for Arnica gel. Its in a tube, like toothpaste. Its not expensive, about 7$ a tube..its clear, odorless, and kind of feels like Aloe Gel....you rub it into the bruised spots (this works great for any type of bruising or sports injury) and it dissappears, but using it 3-6 times a day helps bruises fade faster. Since I am on Rebif, an injectable MS drug- I use Arnica after every single injection and then try to use it after I get out of the shower on the injection spots and again before I go to sleep...while everyone else is complaining of red marks and bruises from their shots, I can tell you, this helps me tremendously. Its not too late for you to use it from your blood work if you want to try.

Blues- dont let one doctor get you down. it really doesnt sound like this is all in your head and it does sound like she is out of her element with diagnosiing you. Its possible it isnt MS, but its SOMETHING and you deserve to get answers. Keep in mind, many people take up to two years to get a diagnosis for MS, just because their symptoms are so random. When you can, find an MS doctor, one who can both rule out and dx MS....in the journey that he will take, he will also be looking to find anything else, which of course will point him to answers and you to the right doctor for your needs
Hang in there...
Nikki[/QUOTE]

I went to see my father and brother today. My father says I need to see his doctor ASAP. My father and brother, twin brother actually, are both EMT's so they know a thing or two.

Last night was a rather tough night. I woke up and I was snapping my head back and forth. This is about the 7th or 8th time I remember doing this in the past month. Soon after, when I regained myself, I remember hearing a swooshing sound going through my head. Can these actually be seizures? There have been a few times when I wake up clenching my tongue. As of today, my tongue is scalloped on both sides... most likely from the teeth clenching down.

This afternoon I was talking to my brother, and I was stuttering like I have never done before. One instance I was stuck on the word "so." I repeated it 4 times before I was able to spurt it out. It might be hard to imagine someone having trouble saying a word as simple as "so"... but I had a mental block, and I just couldn't say it. He was freaked because he finally understood what I was going through.

It has been almost two weeks since my sudden onset of stuttering with the occasional slurring of words. The stuttering is something that really boggles my mind. I used to be a fluent speaker, and now I feel like I have trouble putting a simple sentence together. I am not stressed at all when I stutter. I will be talking hockey with a friend, with no stuttering on my mind, and then bam! I can't talk.

I have tried reading what causes stuttering, but there are not many. I have already had the testing done to rule out most causes. I even read where stress and anxiety are not real causes of stuttering. I believe that because of two reasons: A) If stress caused stuttering, A LOT of people would be stuttering. B) I stutter when I am not stressed.. most times when I am in a very relaxed state of mind.

I should mention, on a lighter side, that it is nice having a twin. When there is something wrong with me... ie. my tongue.... I just look at his to see what it should look like.
Probably, but like I said, you should be getting a copy of these test results. Then, you can see exactly where you are. The lab will show what is normal, what is high, or low, and what Normal is for each test...
Having a copy will leave you with more answers then questions....
RBC being high is something that might have just spiked once- I wouldnt go crazy worrying about it unless it comes back abnormal again, in which case, they will want further testing.
Let us know....and pick up that Arnica for the bruising~!! Youre going to need it!
Nikki
[QUOTE=MSNik;4016616]Probably, but like I said, you should be getting a copy of these test results. Then, you can see exactly where you are. The lab will show what is normal, what is high, or low, and what Normal is for each test...
Having a copy will leave you with more answers then questions....
RBC being high is something that might have just spiked once- I wouldnt go crazy worrying about it unless it comes back abnormal again, in which case, they will want further testing.
Let us know....and pick up that Arnica for the bruising~!! Youre going to need it!
Nikki[/QUOTE]

Is it common to bruise when you have blood drawn? It seems like when I have a blood test, I bruise. These are not tiny little bruises, these are LARGE bruises that cover a decent sized area. Not to complain about more symptoms, but the doctor did observe a few bruises on my legs which I told him were coming and going over the last few weeks. This, in addition to the blood specs on my arm, was one reason he mentioned a possible blood disorder.

After this is all done and over, I think I need to write a book. This would be one hell of a read, from the first symptom back in January, to today with everything else.

One final thought tonight, I was told I should be receiving a "script" in the mail Monday. I am assuming this means a prescription? As for what, I have no idea. I tried calling the neuro clinic for further details about it, but I guess I must of missed the doc.
Bruising when you get blood drawn is not uncommon; but is usually a result of not being hydrated enough. You need to make sure you slam down a huge bottle of water an hour before the blood work, when you can. And, im telling you, Arnica massaged into the area every few hours will take away the bruising within a day.

A script, is a prescription; more then likely they want to send you a script to take to the lab, to get more blood work done. Do you have LabCorp or Quest near you, where they will do it? IF so, when you go there, ASK THEM TO SEND YOU A COPY OF THE RESULTS. That is your right, and usually they will do it. Unless, he was giving you a prescription for a drug?? YOU hadnt mentioned anything like that- but its possible.

Hang in there and let us know what happens.
Nikki





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