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MS or no MS
Oct 24, 2012
I just had an MRi on Monday and haven't heard anything yet but wanted to get this out there before i hear from Dr. 5 years ago my PcP told me i have early onset osteoarthritis. I am now 38 and the pain in my hands wrists has not progressed as far as intensity of pain or time between flare ups. I also get very sharp stabbing pains in my shins and sometimes my forearms that cannot be explained. Hip pain that is worse with exercise and tingling in legs and arms as well. About a year ago i started noticing a strange feeling in my left foot between my Big toe and the second one that almost felt like i was stepping on something or had something in my sock. This will last for a month or more and go away for several weeks at a time before recurring. I have balance issues, coordination problems, short term memory problems and also sexual dysfunction... My Dr hasn't taken any of my symptoms very seriously and I'm starting to feel like i might be crazy... The Neuro did blood tests to rule out Lupus, Lyme disease and Diabetes..so now waiting on results of MRi... I hate to say I hope its MS but I need answers before I really do become crazy!!! How long does a diagnosis take and does it sound like Ms or something else?
Re: MS or no MS
Oct 24, 2012
[QUOTE=2Frustrated;5077814]I just had an MRi on Monday and haven't heard anything yet but wanted to get this out there before i hear from Dr. 5 years ago my PcP told me i have early onset osteoarthritis. I am now 38 and the pain in my hands wrists has not progressed as far as intensity of pain or time between flare ups. I also get very sharp stabbing pains in my shins and sometimes my forearms that cannot be explained. Hip pain that is worse with exercise and tingling in legs and arms as well. About a year ago i started noticing a strange feeling in my left foot between my Big toe and the second one that almost felt like i was stepping on something or had something in my sock. This will last for a month or more and go away for several weeks at a time before recurring. I have balance issues, coordination problems, short term memory problems and also sexual dysfunction... My Dr hasn't taken any of my symptoms very seriously and I'm starting to feel like i might be crazy... The Neuro did blood tests to rule out Lupus, Lyme disease and Diabetes..so now waiting on results of MRi... I hate to say I hope its MS but I need answers before I really do become crazy!!! How long does a diagnosis take and does it sound like Ms or something else?[/QUOTE]Have they checked your hand and wrist issues to see if that is due to carpal tunnel?

With MS, you can have hip pain as you describe. It is called spasticity. (I hope I spelled that right).

I can relate to your foot and shin issues. If I walk short distances or stretch the muscles in that area, I feel like I have shin splints (but shin splints usually occur when you run on hard surfaces) so it is odd, but the disease is odd. Lately, in between those same toes you mentioned, mine feel like something is stuck inbetween them, like sand. But when I examine them, nothing is there.

I hope you do not have MS but there are worse diseases out there.

Hang in there!





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