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Please help, am getting scared - MS?

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  • Posted By: sarahmk2
  • May 1, 2010
  • 04:21 PM

Hi,

I don't know where to start really but i'm getting very worried i may have ms or something equally horrible..

I've had many symptoms for a few years, mostly regarding pain. In the last few months this has got worse and i am getting new symptoms every day just about.

Disc area pain in my upper and lower back, i have had two mris, one came back clear and im waiting for results on the neck one.

Shooting pains in arms and legs

pins and needles

numbness

burning

extrme tiredness

recently i have been struggling to find the words i want

i feel as though i am leaning to the left a lot of the time and 3 times this week have hit a doorframe or wall.

I have just had an eye test, and have been referred to an eye specialist as they found unexplained changes in my vision which are variable from minute to minute and my eye muscles are very weak.

I also keep feeling like something is crawling on me.


The doctor i have been seeing has said she thinks i have fibromyalgia and has discharged me, apart from the pain and tiredness i dont think it sounds right.

i'm also very windy :rolleyes:



does this sound like anything you know?

thanks

Sarah, im 31 btw

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  • im the same as you hun! im 22 how old r u? Ive been bashing into things and have same symptoms i feel like my skin is burning or its been burnt and i have cold sensations on my body, i feel like i cant get words out when im tired, i catn put a sentence together sometimes and then i panic whoich makes my symtoms worse. could this be ms? who knows i suppose your doc could be right in diagnosing u with fibromyalgia hope u find out what it is soon xxxx Hi, I don't know where to start really but i'm getting very worried i may have ms or something equally horrible.. I've had many symptoms for a few years, mostly regarding pain. In the last few months this has got worse and i am getting new symptoms every day just about. Disc area pain in my upper and lower back, i have had two mris, one came back clear and im waiting for results on the neck one. Shooting pains in arms and legs pins and needles numbness burning extrme tiredness recently i have been struggling to find the words i want i feel as though i am leaning to the left a lot of the time and 3 times this week have hit a doorframe or wall. I have just had an eye test, and have been referred to an eye specialist as they found unexplained changes in my vision which are variable from minute to minute and my eye muscles are very weak. I also keep feeling like something is crawling on me. The doctor i have been seeing has said she thinks i have fibromyalgia and has discharged me, apart from the pain and tiredness i dont think it sounds right. i'm also very windy :rolleyes: does this sound like anything you know? thanks Sarah, im 31 btw
    rosie444 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Your symptoms could be attributed to many things, one of which may be MS. I would see a reputable neurologist - they will most likely order an MRI(s), visual evoked response testing, bloodwork....these are all tests that could help to rule out this condition.I was recently diagnosed myself after years of vague and increasing symptoms. Try not to worry - getting to the cause is your main concern..you can deal with treatment once they figure out exactly what is causing it. And if it does happen to be MS - there are treatment options and it is not as scary as you may think once you have time to adjust to the diagnosis.Wishing you well,TiffHi,I don't know where to start really but i'm getting very worried i may have ms or something equally horrible..I've had many symptoms for a few years, mostly regarding pain. In the last few months this has got worse and i am getting new symptoms every day just about.Disc area pain in my upper and lower back, i have had two mris, one came back clear and im waiting for results on the neck one.Shooting pains in arms and legspins and needlesnumbnessburningextrme tirednessrecently i have been struggling to find the words i wanti feel as though i am leaning to the left a lot of the time and 3 times this week have hit a doorframe or wall.I have just had an eye test, and have been referred to an eye specialist as they found unexplained changes in my vision which are variable from minute to minute and my eye muscles are very weak.I also keep feeling like something is crawling on me.The doctor i have been seeing has said she thinks i have fibromyalgia and has discharged me, apart from the pain and tiredness i dont think it sounds right.i'm also very windy :rolleyes:does this sound like anything you know?thanksSarah, im 31 btw
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sounds like that doctor was using fibromyalgia as a waste basket diagnoses. :( Did the doctor even bother to check the fibromyalgia tender points?? and see how many of those you have?? (that is how many make fibromyalgia diagnoses... i suggest you to look up fibromyaliga tender points and diagnoses). If you doctor truely believes you have fibromyalgia demand to be sent to someone who specialises in it (then that person can rule it out if you havent got this). i myself used have fibromyalgia and your symptoms thou many of them are common in fibromyalgia.. some of them are not and it's likely you have something else going on. Irritable bowel syndrome which causes gas..is common in fibromyalgia and in many other things.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
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