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Is this MS or something else?

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  • Posted By: lmaestro
  • November 28, 2010
  • 01:42 PM

Had a painful headache and painless twitching 4 years ago and went to a neurologist .MRI,EMG and blood work done everything came back normal.Was diagnosed as migraine.The headaches went away but the feeling of constant imbalance still persisted and other symptoms such as fatigue.Last 3 months other symptoms developed which got progressively worse.

Current symptoms:

Feeling unbalanced-Need to walk slowly.Sudden movements makes it worse.Sitting down and standing makes me dizzy at times and vice versa.Taking the stairs is also problematic at times.Even when i stepped out of the elevator I get dizzy.By far the worst symptom.

Cognitive problems-Mentally tired.Unable to concentrate and think.Poor memory.Feels as though my brain is so slow and is not functioning properly.Feel like an idiot at times.Following lectures and comprehending what im reading became near impossible and had to quit school as a result.

Painless twitching all over.Mainly in legs and hands.Feels like something is crawling under my skin.Weird vibration and sensation.This twitching came back 3 months ago after a long "absence".

Extreme fatigue

Lately I also have backache-not really pain just ache

General weakness in legs and hands.When I walk my knee would buckle at times.

Symptoms get worse as the day progresses.When i wake up its not as bad.

Problem is there is no specific area where there is "pain" so im afraid I wont be take seriously.

Blood pressure was high one time I saw a GP.She referred me to an endrocrinologist.Was told its not normal for someone my age to have hypertension.

I have a VNG test with and ENT specialist,an Endocrinologist and another Neurologist(referred by the ENT).

Do the symptoms above sound like MS?Do you need to have lesions to have MS?What should i suggest the doctors do because im afraid they wont take me seriously and say "its all in your head" and "you dont tick the right boxes" and all that bs.Or could it be Chronic fatigue syndrome ,fibromyalgia or some sort of dysautonomia or deficiency of some sort eg vitamin b12.I have a feeling that that awful headache causes some sort of damage to my brain or nerves.

Any suggestions?

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  • If you had a normal brain MRI 4 years ago and had similar symptoms, then MS is unlikely. If an MRI was repeated now and still normal then, for all practical purposes, MS is ruled out.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 28, 2010
    • 06:21 PM
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