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numbness in extremities HELP!!!

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  • Posted By: partygirl
  • November 7, 2006
  • 11:49 AM

Hello, I am a 33 year old female who is concerned about MS. I have had various symptoms for the past year which include loin pain, numbness in face, arms and legs which comes and goes. I also suffer from neck pain which often radiates down my arm, and arm tends to become weak when exerted. I have also suffered from blurred vision and the feeling of somehting being dtuck in your throat. I ahd a brain MRI in April 2006 which was normal, and saw a neurologist last week who confirmed that neurological examination was normal. I expressed my concerns to her but she seemed convinced that my symptoms were not to do with MS seeing as the above tests were negative. I insisted on having a neck and spinal mri which she agreed to arrange. I have read on many sites on the internet that I it is still possible to have MS and have a normal brain mri?? I advise my neurolgist this and she told me in the six years of dealing with ms patients she had never seen one with a negative brain mri. I endeavour that you are very busy but i would extremely appreciate it if you took the time to answer my concerns, should I still be worried or accept the opinion of my neurologist?
My family are going crazy with me wanting me to accept reason but its difficult because i am continuing on this journey to find out what is wrong with me. Any advice welcome, thx.

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  • Sounds like you are doing the right thing with becoming knowledgeable as possible. I do tend to disagree with your doc about the mri. There are definite limits to what it can do. I am sure you have also considered the common things like diabetes,and less common but very real guillian barre' syndrome, and pick's disease. I do not know if your numbness is bilateral in the extremities and on which extremities, but some of this can also be a result of free radical attack on the nerve sheaths after being on a strict high protein diet...this I know for sure and it does tend to be a bilateral attack on the cervical nerves.My only other input is a pretty low probability but have you encountered a lot of emotional trauma as some time such as child hood sexual abuse? If so I can talk more to how that might relate.
    healer4u 4 Replies
    • November 7, 2006
    • 07:19 PM
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  • Hello, I am a 33 year old female who is concerned about MS. I have had various symptoms for the past year which include loin pain, numbness in face, arms and legs which comes and goes. I also suffer from neck pain which often radiates down my arm, and arm tends to become weak when exerted. I have also suffered from blurred vision and the feeling of somehting being dtuck in your throat. I ahd a brain MRI in April 2006 which was normal, and saw a neurologist last week who confirmed that neurological examination was normal. I expressed my concerns to her but she seemed convinced that my symptoms were not to do with MS seeing as the above tests were negative. I insisted on having a neck and spinal mri which she agreed to arrange. I have read on many sites on the internet that I it is still possible to have MS and have a normal brain mri?? I advise my neurolgist this and she told me in the six years of dealing with ms patients she had never seen one with a negative brain mri. I endeavour that you are very busy but i would extremely appreciate it if you took the time to answer my concerns, should I still be worried or accept the opinion of my neurologist?My family are going crazy with me wanting me to accept reason but its difficult because i am continuing on this journey to find out what is wrong with me. Any advice welcome, thx.http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/images/misc/progress.gif:eek: Sleep Apnea !!!! Same symptoms as you+desoriented,extreme fatigue,blurred vision,different pains almost every day.Tension in muscles all due to sleep deprivation.Check to see if other members have been diagnosed.Worth looking into.Good Luck!
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  • I've had very similar problems for over three years. They started overnight, with abnormal sensations down the left side of my body from the face to my feet. I passed all the neurological tests with flying colors; both brain and neck MRI. My GP basically said it was an annoyance but it wouldn't kill me, but the stress in endless. One neurologist said there was a herniated disc in the neck MRI but dismissed it as being on the wrong side. He also said the neck problem could not possibly explain the facial numbness - it had to be in the brain. So here I am, some days better than others. Next week I am seeing a neuromusculoskeletal DO who also does acupuncture. I'm hoping for a better advocate, healthcarewise. Best of luck with finding solutions!
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  • Sleep Apnea !!!! Same symptoms as you+desoriented,extreme fatigue,blurred vision,different pains almost every day.Tension in muscles all due to sleep deprivation.Check to see if other members have been diagnosed.Worth looking into.Good Luck!P.S. When was the last tome you tossed out your pillow and matress? Mold has also been found as a possible cause for these symptoms.
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