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  • 2 months ago

    Interactions between Remicade and Cannabis

    Hello, my mother has a rare form of sarcoidosis in her spine. The virus has greatly weakened her ability to use her legs and get around, along with causing great pain. She is currently on a regimen of Remicade infusions, as well as taking Micophenilate. I am very interested in having her try a CBD dominant Cannabis tincture, as I have read that doctors are finding success using CBD to treat inflammation and nerve damage, which she has. I want to make sure that Cannabis won't negatively interact....
  • 2 months ago

    News: Breast-Feeding May Lower Risk of MS

    Women with a longer history of breast-feeding may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis than mothers who skip breast-feeding or nurse for briefer periods, a new study suggests. Click here to read more: http://wb.md/2sUlvWf

  • 2 months ago

    I wet the bed

    Last night I was woken by me urinating on myself. I was in complete shock. I have never had bladder problems before and have NEVER wet the bed as an adult. Should I be concerned? I don't know if I should call my neurologist or wait to see if it happens again. I know that I do not have a bladder infection. I've had tons of bladder infections in my life time and can tell I am getting one before it even registers on the quick test at the doctors. Is bed wetting common with MS?
  • 2 months ago

    Numbness in hands and feet

    Hello, I was diagnosed with MS in 2008 with numbness in my left arm and left leg. I had not had any noticeable relapses since then. About a week ago, my right foot started to feel numb. Within two days, both hands and the left foot felt the same. Now the soles of my feet are really sensitive. When I make a fist, it feels as if my flesh is being pulled back away from my fingertips. Further, I feel as if there is a tight band around my lower chest area. Is this more likely to be an MS relapse, or an....
  • Is this possibly not MS-related?

    I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in 2015. Then, I was diagnosed with RRMS the same year. I was told that I no longer have CTS anymore, and my orthopedic specialist thinks it's MS causing the issue. However, my neurologist isn't sure that It's MS-related. I have been on Tecfidera since June 2016. I received a steroid shot in my hand, and it only made it worse. Many medications have not helped either. This is what my hand feels like: As if I sat on my hand. Extreme numbness that....
  • 3 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....
  • 3 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....
  • 3 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....
  • 3 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....

  • 3 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.