• 4 months ago

    Maybe ms?

    I have tingling in my hands and feet, memory loss, shaky hands, fatigue and vertigo. These symptoms have all started in the last six months. I'm only 26, and have no ms history in my family that I'm aware of but all symptoms point to ms to me? Anyone else have these symptoms and were diagnosed with ms? What treatment do you receive? Or if not, what were you told was wrong of not ms? Thanks on advance!

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  • 3 months ago

    RE: Maybe ms?

    Hi. I was diagnosed with MS 14 years ago. Many years before that, I had some of the same symptoms you're experiencing. Some came and went, like vertigo; some stayed, like tingling and numbness in my feet. I had cognitive issues and memory problems, like forgetting where I put things and not being able to remember what I'd done to retrace my steps. I had blurry vision and had weird bladder sensations, like not knowing when I had stopped going. Lots of weirdness before being diagnosed. I also had the "MS hug", a squeezing sensation around my ribs that a regular neurologist didn't recognize as an MS symptom. I wasn't diagnosed until my walking was affected...weakness and foot drop in my left leg. I wished I had known sooner so I could have started treatment earlier; I'm pretty much disabled now; can't walk on my own anymore. If you think it's MS, look for a neurologist who is also a MS specialist. They're the best to gauge whether it's MS or not. Don't go to a regular neurologist; many aren't familiar with the symptoms.
  • 3 months ago

    RE: Maybe ms?

    I am 39 was diagnosed with MS about a year ago. It started with numb hands my doctor did a CS and Brain MRI thinking I had a pinched nerve. The MRI showed a lesion on my cervical spine. I got extreme vertigo a few weeks later and was admitted to the hospital where they did a second MRI to confirm MS and a spinal tap which can back positive for MS. I am being treated with monthly infusions my MS is stable although I am now having fatigue, tremors and brain fog when I am stressed or tired. Some doctors say it is hereditary others don't think it is. I would recommend getting an MRI and starting there it take a lot of time and test to confirm a MS diagnosis. If it is MS it's not the end of the world just different, Good Luck!