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I may have MS..how fast does it move?

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  • Posted By: dolphindelight
  • April 18, 2007
  • 07:42 PM

I went to the doctor because I was having lower pack pain. He discovered "clonus" and sent me for a multitude of MRI's. Nothing showed up to explain the back pain, but 4 white spots were seen on the brain scan. A spinal tap was completed and it came back clear. This was 6 months ago. For the last year or so, I have been tripping over my feet and having trouble walking. My legs feel so weak. I can not run and my gait has changed tremendously. The muscles in my right thigh constantly hurt and my hips have begun to ache. My legs shake when I bend over to pick something up. It is difficult to rise from a sitting position and to begin walking. My neurologist says that it might be MS. Do these sound like the symptoms of MS? If so, is it moving quickly or is this how it intially strikes? I am a 42, white female from Virginia.

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  • They say you an have MS with nothing in the spinal fluid...but this has never made sense to me. Maybe they should be testing you for other things Lyme, Beriberi, pernicious anemia, celiac's, lupus....In MS the first attack is often the worst and most commonly resolves entirely or nearly entirely.My first attack lasted what seemed like forever...numbness weakness unable to walk blindness confusion exaustion tremors....ALL just went away one day. The fear and anxiety made it worse I think. Now I get MS symptoms here and there...for the most part not too life altering.
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  • Thank you for your response to my question. I have never posted to a forum and was not sure that anyone would care. I really appreciate your information. It was also encouraging to hear that many times an attack "dissappears" suddenly and that for some, they are rare. Thanks again and good luck to you.
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  • Please read the post on Vitamin B12 deficiency is misdiagnosed...by Sally Polchok (SP?) There is a MMA test you should get done to rule this out. Vitamin B12 deficiency is very common, and often misdiagnosed - look into this. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
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