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scared of MS

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 12, 2007
  • 03:57 PM

About two months ago I started having symptoms that my doctor thought would be related to thyroid or hormone imbalance. I was very tired, hot flashes, some palpitaions and felt like i couldn't think. My TSH, FSH, and CBC all came back normal. My urine culture however cam back showing I had a UTI. I had no symptoms of a UTI and have had enough to know the signs. I was treated for two weeks with an antobiotic and felt some better, although I then started to have some chest pressure with occasional heart palps and it seemed harder to take in deep breaths. I also noticed numbness in my left arm, but did not tell my doctor as I figured it was related to the way that I was sleeping. My doctor decided I should have a holter monitor and I did that on a Thursday. By Sunday I was in the ER with chest pressure, heart palps and left arm numbness. I was admitted for two days and give a clean bill of health regarding my heart. While in the hospital the numbness started to travel down my leg. I did let my nurses and doctors know. When I left the hospital the said my blood pressure runs low and I should add salt to my diet. In the week since I was out the numbness would come and go in severity and I was more fatigued than ever. I awoke Monday to my entire left side being numb including my face. I also hand a tingleing sensation on the top of my head. After calling a friend who is a chiropractor I decided to go and see him, although he said that he did not feel my issues where related to my spine. By the time I go there the numbness had traveled to the right side of my body. After his exam he noted that I had decresed sensation, strength and motor skills on my left side. On Monday night the numbness changed to tingling down my left arm and leg and in my right leg. On Tuesday I say my doctor and she order an MRI of the brain and a visit with neurologist. The MRI came back normal and I have not seen a neurologist. My doctor said she would let neurologist decide if I should have a spinal tap. Can I still have MS will a noraml MRI???

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