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  • 2 months ago

    how to find an occupational therapist for MS

    My sister has MS, and I have been trying to help find an occupational therapist who can help with fatigue, home adaptation, management of ADLs, etc. I keep hitting a brick wall. She has been to 2 neurologists who both basically said "sure I'll give you a referral for OT if you really want it." They have given no direction on where to find someone. I've tried online searches and called the MS Society. It's pretty hard for her to get out of the house, and I think it would be most....
  • 2 months ago

    Sudden Onset Paresthesia

    I'm a 75 year old male who has had a condition called Meralgia Paresthetica, symptoms of which come and go and has troubled me for the past ten to twenty years. It is manifested by numbness and cold/hot episodes effecting the outer skin of my right thigh usually when I stand in one spot for more than ten minutes. Two weeks ago I went to the doctor because the condition was worse than I ever experienced it before. I also had tingling in my hands and feet and mouth area. The doctor put me on vitamin....
  • 2 months ago

    MS and Spondylitis

    I was diagnosed with MS in 2001 and am fortunate to have only had one flare since the early stages, even though I haven't taken MS meds since 2006. I am now in the process of trying to get a diagnosis for other symptoms which fit Ankylosing Spondylitis. TNF inhibitors are sometimes used for treatment, however, I've read that they shouldn't be used by MS patients. I'm wondering if anyone here also has Spondylitis and what medication they're taking. Methotrexate is another drug....
  • 2 months ago

    Could I have MS?

    Hello... I'm Lisa (46 years old) and I just joined. I'm seeking feedback about my medical issues because I'm beginning to wonder if I might have MS. I went to my doctor in November of 2016 because of stabbing pains in the back of my head (left side). She ordered imaging and the CT and MRI showed a large (2+ inch) lesion in my pituitary. It deforms my optic chiasm and encases arteries, etc., so I was referred to a neurosurgeon. He diagnosed it as an arachnoid cyst and told me it's....

  • 2 months ago

    MS support

    I was diagnosed with MS in 2011. I have family support but it's hard to talk to my husband about it. I would like to talk to someone who can understand what I'm going through and not dismiss it. Its hard dealing with this and sometimes I just need someone to talk to that know what I'm going through.
  • 2 months ago

    Overactive Bladder

    I am 56 years old Nigerian with all the symptoms of Overactive Bladder listed on WebMD. I recommend the suggested treatment for black me within the sub sahara Africa.
  • 3 months ago

    Trying to find out If I have a right to a second opinion...I've asked and was told , wait and see what the last doctor said, Well I know what he told me "my family doctor jumped the gun" is what he said.

    I have been sick now for the last 10 years or a little longer, I had congestive cardiomyopathy in July 2000, while visiting family in Hamilton, Ontario, I live in Nova Scotia with my husband. I have thankfully had a turn around with the C.M. from a 23% ejection fraction to now 52% as of November 2015. I have had these horrible conditions as follows, Abnormal heartbeats, fast , slow, I swear it comes to a stop or skipping beats like it forgets to beat. I had a complete hysterectomy, about a month....
  • 3 months ago

    Please help my mom with MS!!!!

    My mom's name is Magnolia Iturbides and about 12 years ago she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Ever since then her health has been slowly deteriorating. She has been out of work more days than I can count. Recently it was discovered that she had a cyst in her lung and had to be removed and biopsied immediately. This meant more time out of work. My mother had surgery March 18th, 2017 and is still at home recovering. My dad is doing everything he can to work as many hours as he possibly....
  • 3 months ago

    Could this be MS?

    Hello, I am a 20 year old female. I have noticed some symptoms I have never experienced before. I would like some advice before I go to my doctor. I have been experiencing shaking in my arms and hands. It is worse on my left side. My left arm and hand also hurts. I was doing my hair today and noticed the left of my neck was burning. I have had headaches bad. I have been having difficulty going up and down stairs because my legs are so weak and it feels like they won't be able to carry me. I notice....
  • Is this still possible MS

    Hello! For the past really 7 years I have had on and off--more off than on--weird symptoms---days of headaches, tingling, numbness, joint pain, weakness-- most of this on the left side of my body. I have fainted to because of the pain...but its literally only like every 6 months...although really lately it has been more like every 3 months...if i workout I do feel it gets better...I have had 3 MRI's and each time they find nothin....When I saw a neurologist he was certain I had it and when my....