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  • 6 days ago

    MS Drugs--Which One?

    Hi. I was diagnosed a couple years ago after 2 bouts with Optic Neuritis. Fast forward to now, I have some additional symptoms, (balance and dizziness mostly) and an MRI-confirmed lesion in the corresponding area. So, the doc and I agree its time to go on meds. I am interested in hearing opinions on which one to choose--The good, the bad, the ugly, based on experiences. Looking at Tecfidera (the twice a day oral one) and Avonex (once per week injection). There are others of course, but these are....
  • 6 days ago

    Weird heavy sensation whenever I look up.

    I have had MS for a little over a year now, and its been going fine; however, right now I'm getting a very heavy feeling in my head whenever I look up. Its almost unbearable. It happens when I am laying down on my back looking toward the ceiling too. This has been happening for over a week, so I did make an appointment with a doctor. I just want to know what this might be. Its crazy worrying me.
  • 8 days ago

    MS worsening ?

    Hello. My name is Amber Stanley and my father was diagnosed with progressive MS when he was 30. He is now 55 and in a wheelchair. He can no longer walk. Today I noticed something really odd. My father was trying to pay a bill online and he wasn’t comprehending that the amount was 225$. He seemed very confused and I kept asking if he was ok, and he kept responding with the same answer “I can’t comprehend this”. He said his fingers wouldn’t let him type but I watched him type in the amount. My brother....
  • 9 days ago

    unbearable itching

    I hate to wear clothing especially with seams or tags. I feel like i am being stung, eaten alive and I want to rip my skin off. Does anyone else get this symptom?
  • 9 days ago

    Recommendation by my Neurologist to Consider Stopping Meds

    I am a 69 year old female. I was diagnosed with MS in 2004. I believe I had had it for some time but the symptoms we very varied, fatigue, tingling and awful cramps in my legs, constantly tripping up stairs. The diagnoses was an accident, I had been having pain in my neck and they did an MRI which was just low enough to catch a lesion at the base of my skull. They looked further and found five other lesions. So I have been on a beta interferon, Neurontin, Provigil. On my last visit to the neurologist....
  • 10 days ago

    Ms warning signs

    Just got finished reading an article about MS warning signs. Interesting that the medical community does not recognize such complaints. Would love a survey about these symptoms like fatigue, memory problems etc to elicit a an order for a brain MRI. I think it is high time for the medical community to learn that foot drop, paresthesias and optic neuritis are not the only symptoms of MS.
  • 18 days 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....
  • 18 days ago

    Maybe MS?

    I have been telling my doctor for a couple of years now my weird symptoms and have slowly eliminated things like b12 deficiency, anemia, diabetes etc. I did the symptom checker on Web md today and WOW! MS sure seems to have all of them. So, what doctor should I see first to get a diagnosis? I have high deductible insurance and letting my doctor guess, sending me for useless and expensive tests is killing my bank account. I would prefer to go directly to whatever doctor that has experience in things....
  • 19 days ago

    We don't know what is wrong.

    Over a year and a half ago my father went to the ER 4 times in a week because he though he was dying. At first he thought it was a heart attack, then a stroke, the he was just dying in general. Through all of those hospital trips, the doctors didn't find anything wrong with him, not one thing. All tests came back negative, but his symptoms continue. He was even sent to Mayo Clinic for some time a year ago where they said he had a "brain episode," probably meningitis, and said he would....
  • 28 days ago

    Can anyone relate?

    I am 33 yrs old. My body is getting worse every year (usually around this season). My mom was diagnosed with MS in the 90's but hers is not progressive. I have seen multiple doctors for multiple things and no one knows what's wrong with me. I'm not a hypochondriac and believe that all of these things are related, not separate problems. Everything escalated in 2011 when I was diagnosed with optic neuritis. I had just had my son (4th child) in Sept of 2010 before experiencing a 6 month....