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Puzzled MS
Oct 22, 2008
... like lesions that could be MS or other illnesses that mimic it such as Lyme. ... (2 replies)
... Seeing as we know there are many other illnesses that mimic MS this may be something to look into. Note most doctors know NOTHING about this! My Mom was lucky that an ER doctor recognized it. Her PCP and arthritis doctor just kept injecting her joints with steroids and giving her pain meds. ... (37 replies)
Could this be MS?
Mar 12, 2004
... Diagnosing MS can be difficult, even when you have the symptoms. There are other illnesses that mimic MS or have similar symptoms. A good neurologist can order bloodwork and other tests to start the process of diagnosing it. ... (2 replies)

... but I do have MS. I know it's a very scary time for you. The unknown always is. There may be some here who post who are MS care partners and can post their own thoughts. If not, there are specific MS care partner forums on other MS related sites you can visit, too. ... (9 replies)
... An easy test you CAN get done with your doctor now if you have not is extensive blood work to rule out other possibilities. This is actually done as part of the MS dx process. ... (3 replies)
New to MS board
Feb 14, 2015
... Was your MS diagnosis based upon the Revised McDonald Criteria. ... (3 replies)
... At this point in time the best thing to do is to relax. Lesions can be the result of anything from age to childhood illnesses to a past viral infection. ... (3 replies)
... Hi. I was diagnosed with MS five years ago. My rheumatologist is currently testing me for Sjogrren's Syndrome and Lupus. Both of these can mimic MS. I actually think that i was misdiagnosed and have Sjogren's and Lupus, instead of MS. ... (8 replies)
... der the Revised McDonald Criteria it requires at least 2 lesions in addition to other clinical presentations. at this point, though the doctors are looking at MS on the horizon, there are over 400 diseases which stand between you and MS. ... (2 replies)
... I can surely understand your concern and other feelings that you are experiencing at this time. ... (3 replies)
... should go see a different neurologist. If you need a referral, you can list muscle weakness as your diagnosis or skin sensation disturbance....those are symptoms that are diagnosis used for me. ... (20 replies)
... Pretty much everything you describe is indicative of MS. However, other illnesses can be very similar. Alot of autoimmune diseases mimic MS. If you read other posts you will see alot of folks who have had symptoms for years without showing signs on their MRIs. ... (1 replies)
Do I have MS?
Aug 2, 2006
... one of us were able to give you a definite answer. Unfortunately, we cannot. Please try and relax and wait until your neuro runs more tests and rules out other illnesses that can mimic MS symptoms. Stress will just accentuate your symptoms for any illness. ... (1 replies)
Not Sure
Jan 13, 2016
... Welcome. Many of your symptoms can present with MS, but not all. That said, You shared that you were deficient or low in Vitamin D, B12, and Iron. These can all combine for a trifecta wherein your symptoms could be caused by them. ... (10 replies)
... ncy, Hashimoto's, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Fibro. I missed the last two as I just saw them this morning. My cousin had CFS. He was not diagnosed until an MS Specialist referred him to a CFS Specialist. CFS is still difficult to get a diagnosis, as is fibro. ... (3 replies)
... No matter who you are you always wish you could do more for your children... I have two. 9 and 11. I had them when I was 25 and 26. I knew at the time that I had MS, but had not been given a positive DX because they were worried at the time that it would affect my insurance. ... (4 replies)
MRI vs Lumbar P
Oct 31, 2008
... there was an older one to compare it to. An LP may lead you to an answer, so if I were in your shoes, I'd get it too. What the others said about ruling out other illnesses is very, very important, since many illnesses mimic MS. I had all the blood work, and I also had a nerve conduction study. ... (8 replies)
... As someone who has had MS for many more years then I care to remember, I must tell you that many illnesses mimic MS. What you re experiencing is referred to as parasthesia and is not being numb. Many people confuse this but there is a total difference. ... (3 replies)
... Hi, Im not trying to debate here , but I can say I ran across some info as well pertaining to the harmful effects of aspartame.. However when one has Diabetes options are limited... Aspartame Side Effects The components of aspartame can lead to a number of health problems Then, there are users who don’t ‘appear’ to suffer immediate reactions at all. Even these... (6 replies)
... If you can get a full panel of thyroid tests, look into problems of underactive thyroid (Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, especially because it is another autoimmune disease-- MS is suspected of being autoimmune). Most doctors will stop with the TSH test, but that will not indicate some conditions, so -- push until everything is tested. T-3 Uptake T4 T7 ... (8 replies)

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