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MS symptoms w/negative MRI

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  • Posted By: tracymac1971
  • August 7, 2009
  • 02:10 AM

I am a 38yo female who up until 3 months ago was in great health. I first presented with "mono=like" symptoms-extreme fatigue, rapid weight loss(unintentional) and fainting. I went to the local walk-in clinic and had blood work and an EKG done, all of which came back fine. I fainted at work and was taken by ambulance to the ER, admitted to the hospital, and had an echo, stress test, and more blood work-all which showed no abnormalities. Now my symptoms include fatigue, tingling in the legs and arms which never goes away, sometimes tingling in the spine, altered gait, loss of balance, loss of coordination, cognitive issues(I sometimes can't come up with words to explain or express what I am thinking or trying to say), urinary frequency, floaters in my field of vision(pretty much constant) and a mild headache(pressure) which never goes away. I just had an MRI of the brain which showed no lesions. I was referred to a neurologist, but in the interim I saw an ENT and he recommended a BAERs test due to my loss of balance after hearing tests were ok and I don't have tinnitus or ear pain. He talked me into putting off the neurology consult until after this test is done. The fatigue has been so bad that I have actually missed work(which astonished all my coworkers--I never am too sick to work).I am frustrated with all of these tests coming up with no answers and emptying my wallet. Has anyone had these symptoms and had a diagnosis, or any ideas on what this could be besides MS? I have done a ton of research online and keep coming back to MS as the probable cause. Anything would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  • I am a 38yo female who up until 3 months ago was in great health. I first presented with "mono=like" symptoms-extreme fatigue, rapid weight loss(unintentional) and fainting. I went to the local walk-in clinic and had blood work and an EKG done, all of which came back fine. I fainted at work and was taken by ambulance to the ER, admitted to the hospital, and had an echo, stress test, and more blood work-all which showed no abnormalities. Now my symptoms include fatigue, tingling in the legs and arms which never goes away, sometimes tingling in the spine, altered gait, loss of balance, loss of coordination, cognitive issues(I sometimes can't come up with words to explain or express what I am thinking or trying to say), urinary frequency, floaters in my field of vision(pretty much constant) and a mild headache(pressure) which never goes away. I just had an MRI of the brain which showed no lesions. I was referred to a neurologist, but in the interim I saw an ENT and he recommended a BAERs test due to my loss of balance after hearing tests were ok and I don't have tinnitus or ear pain. He talked me into putting off the neurology consult until after this test is done. The fatigue has been so bad that I have actually missed work(which astonished all my coworkers--I never am too sick to work).I am frustrated with all of these tests coming up with no answers and emptying my wallet. Has anyone had these symptoms and had a diagnosis, or any ideas on what this could be besides MS? I have done a ton of research online and keep coming back to MS as the probable cause. Anything would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Since you are used to doing research on google and other places i would like to recommend to you to check out the websight for hypo and/or hypokalemia partial paralysis it only took me 53 years to get my diagnosis hope you can get yours much quicke just send be a bouquet!! You sound so much like me.. i figured out for my self my diagnosis of andersen tawil syndrome and am about to start my journey for a medical diagnosis. No doctor that i have seen has been able to diagnose me but through mda and ppa association I know which doctors that can best of luck kattsqueen
    kattsqueen 29 Replies
    • August 22, 2009
    • 02:58 AM
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  • I am a 38yo female who up until 3 months ago was in great health. I first presented with "mono=like" symptoms-extreme fatigue, rapid weight loss(unintentional) and fainting. I went to the local walk-in clinic and had blood work and an EKG done, all of which came back fine. I fainted at work and was taken by ambulance to the ER, admitted to the hospital, and had an echo, stress test, and more blood work-all which showed no abnormalities. Now my symptoms include fatigue, tingling in the legs and arms which never goes away, sometimes tingling in the spine, altered gait, loss of balance, loss of coordination, cognitive issues(I sometimes can't come up with words to explain or express what I am thinking or trying to say), urinary frequency, floaters in my field of vision(pretty much constant) and a mild headache(pressure) which never goes away. I just had an MRI of the brain which showed no lesions. I was referred to a neurologist, but in the interim I saw an ENT and he recommended a BAERs test due to my loss of balance after hearing tests were ok and I don't have tinnitus or ear pain. He talked me into putting off the neurology consult until after this test is done. The fatigue has been so bad that I have actually missed work(which astonished all my coworkers--I never am too sick to work).I am frustrated with all of these tests coming up with no answers and emptying my wallet. Has anyone had these symptoms and had a diagnosis, or any ideas on what this could be besides MS? I have done a ton of research online and keep coming back to MS as the probable cause. Anything would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. all of the symptoms you have stated I have had, all of it except for the altered gait, but everything else, and I have MS, I have had all of those symptoms for years, and then in 2004 I had a vision problem (blurry, double vision) went to my doctor and she sent me for an MRI, then I was diagnosed with MS.just thought I would let you know my case,but there are so many autoimmune diasease's out there.with so many of the same symptoms.I wish I could help you.:confused:
    atvslim2004 6 Replies
    • January 2, 2010
    • 01:03 AM
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  • all of the symptoms you have stated I have had, all of it except for the altered gait, but everything else, and I have MS, I get small sores that come and go on the back of the right shoulder and below the bicep. They seem to follow the radial nerve. When inflamed the pain is worse and the arm feels puffy. I'm not sure if I have MS or Fibro but the symptoms are there. A lot of fatigue and light nausea. This has been going on for 14 months now. Seems to go in stages. Good day bad day. Epson salt baths seem to help. Have had tons of tests. Vision problems and the souls of my feet seem to burn at times.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 17, 2010
    • 07:51 PM
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  • I have been having the exact same symptoms. I have passed out a couple of times. I have tingling in my hands, face, arms, my legs feel heavy at times and burn. I had an MRI of my brain and it came back normal. I don't think he did my spine which im not sure why. I get pain and a burning sensation down my neck and spine ..I feel real tired a lot.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 24, 2010
    • 05:28 PM
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