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Multiple Sclerosis???

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  • Posted By: Ovationlady
  • February 20, 2009
  • 10:17 AM

Symptoms include: at the time I was admitted to the hospital last month, I was experiencing blurred and double vision, (this happens 1-2 times per week, lasting a few minutes or so), but this time, it lasted for 24 hours or so. Next was the weakness in my right arm to include right hand tremors. And very weak and not being able to stand for short period of time. This prompted a hospital visit. My symptoms for the last year or so include, blurred vision lasting a few minutes, tingling arms and/or hands (sometimes one sometimes both), frequent and urgent urinating (almost unable to hold), difficulting going down stairs, and EXTREME fatigue. It's all I can do to get home from work, and lay on the couch for a while. I feel OK in the morning, but around lunch time or so, I am extremely tired, not necessarily sleepy, but exhausted. My blood pressure has been up lately 140/86. Normal is ~116/70. My Vitamin D level is 14.8. My GP is sending me to a neurologist. What do you think?

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  • Lyme disease was ruled out. But thank you for the suggestion.
    Ovationlady 9 Replies
    • February 20, 2009
    • 09:06 PM
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  • Symptoms include: at the time I was admitted to the hospital last month, I was experiencing blurred and double vision, (this happens 1-2 times per week, lasting a few minutes or so), but this time, it lasted for 24 hours or so. Next was the weakness in my right arm to include right hand tremors. And very weak and not being able to stand for short period of time. This prompted a hospital visit. My symptoms for the last year or so include, blurred vision lasting a few minutes, tingling arms and/or hands (sometimes one sometimes both), frequent and urgent urinating (almost unable to hold), difficulting going down stairs, and EXTREME fatigue. It's all I can do to get home from work, and lay on the couch for a while. I feel OK in the morning, but around lunch time or so, I am extremely tired, not necessarily sleepy, but exhausted. My blood pressure has been up lately 140/86. Normal is ~116/70. My Vitamin D level is 14.8. My GP is sending me to a neurologist. What do you think? Hi Ovation lady, For an MS diagnosis b12 deficiency has to be ruled out. The best way to rule out b12 deficiency is by trial with active b12s as there is NO test that can rule out a functional deficiency. It isn't as simple as taking any old b12 supplement either as most of them don't work.http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=147479&posted=1#post147479Come on over and talk to people who will find all your symptoms familiar and point you to the complete symptoms list the right b12 and cofactors that produce possibly dramatic results for those with deficiencies regardless of what test results say.
    Freddd 3576 Replies
    • February 21, 2009
    • 09:39 PM
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  • Well, a number of conditions could represent the underlying cause for your symtpoms, but I think it would be important to rule out MS. Your doctors will perform testing in accordance with the McDonald criteria, which is a certain framework of diagnositic lab and imaging studies to determine the presence and severity of the disease, if indeed it is MS. Although difficult, I would remain calm and wait on the results from the tests to determine if the cause has been determined. I do not think your symptoms are associated with Lyme disease or a B12 deficiency. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies
    • February 21, 2009
    • 10:48 PM
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