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Offline ANXY-WOR

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Multiple Sclerosis......
« on: June 16, 2014, 03:35:21 PM »
so today Marks a whole week since ive had the following symptoms:
1. soreness of the arms and shoulders.
2. tingling down the arms
3. extreme sensitivity to touch
4. weakness on arms.
5. worry WORRY WORRY

My first instinct, anxiety zone....2nd google and 3rd, accept i might just very well have multiple sclerosis.

worried all weekend, called the doctor this morning,scheduled appointment,
described my symptoms, she then started asking me even MORE weird questions, like did i have vision issues...YES! a sore or ulcer inside my mouth....YES!!! that just raised my concerns even more! so i just asked "COULD I HAVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS?" what she says.."thats my first tought, so were just going to have some bloodwork on you...and see from there"



GREAT! NO JUST SUFFER AND WAIT!!!!  :fragend005: :traurig001: :(


any advice.....!!!!!!!
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Offline leah2013

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Re: Multiple Sclerosis......
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 04:25:01 PM »
I have most of those symptoms so I guess I have MS too....

what's with the sore mouth? I feel a sore roof of my mouth but I have no ulcers.... I have tingling in my hands and feet and my shoulders hurt......
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Going thru a rough patch! Praying for peace of mind and happiness!!!!

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Re: Multiple Sclerosis......
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 04:31:02 PM »
when are you seeing the doctor? good luck please keep calm!!!
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Going thru a rough patch! Praying for peace of mind and happiness!!!!

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Re: Multiple Sclerosis......
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 05:02:57 PM »
Make room for me because I must be in the MS club too.

Funny thing is I started with completely different symptoms but here I am with soreness all over my body, weak arms/legs, twitching, sensitivity to touch (head and arms), and the newest is burning.  Thankfully the tingling has subsided.

For the past few days I've had some sort of sore in my mouth that I couldn't see for some reason, but it burned.  Is that a mouth ulcer?  (Excuse my ignorance).  I don't feel it anymore.

I wonder why my doctors never mentioned MS?  I hope and pray I don't have it, but I have never drastically feared it because my other fears seemed so much scarier.

My doctors have mentioned fibromyalgia and if you look it up, it had almost identical symptoms, but seems fairly benign.
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Re: Multiple Sclerosis......
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014, 07:14:49 PM »
crazy how anxiety  and just plain ole stress can cause so many physical symptoms.  I don't question what a body is capable of doing in response to an over anxious mind and amped up nervous system.


Remember when calling a doctors office and you start listing off symptoms, the office staff/nurse/doctor are going on the information being given is from a person who doesn't have an anxiety disorder or who isn't majorly stressed.  Unfortunately, we ha peeps tend to believe every tingle, sore muscle, twitch, perceived weakness is coming from a sinister organic illness and not from an emotional/anxious mindset.
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MOST anxiety happens at the subconscious level.  JUST because you don't feel consciously anxious or had a day or two of calm doesn't mean your mind & body are relaxed.  It can take months of reduced anxiety before a body goes back to a more non-reactive state. 

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Re: Multiple Sclerosis......
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 05:17:42 AM »
Well I guess my first question is how can blood work test for MS? A spinal tap would be more understandable.

It's funny you mentioned mouth sores, almost a year ago when my HA began my first symptoms were canker sores and body aches all over, but mainly quads. Then a month later I woke up with a tingling hand and foot. I've seen 6 neuros with specific fears of MS, and none of them asked me about mouth sores, and 2 were ms specialists. I've had 2 brain mris, that came back clear. The neuros don't seem worried, but I'm not convinced yet. Something definitely changed within my body this past year, I'm just trying to figure out what it is. As for you, it does seem as if our presentations are somewhat similar, and all the doctors have told me it's from anxiety, so go figure.

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Re: Multiple Sclerosis......
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2014, 05:41:17 AM »
Your symptoms do not sound like MS at all. They sound more like dehydration, low sugar levels, or vitamin B-12 deficiency or mild anemia from lack of iron. I have several family members and friends with MS and also have MS patients at work and believe me you do not have MS. If you had MS you would be falling down, having severe painful spasms or electric jolt like feelings, or have days where you go completely blind. You would have days where you would be completely bedridden from the waist down with a phantom feeling in extremities. Try drinking gatorade and make sure you eat something every 2-3 hours. See if that helps. IF that helps then you just weren't either hydrated well enough or a little hypoglycemic. Treatment for hypoglycemia is making sure you eat every few hours something with sugar or a sugar tab... but gatorade works really well.
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Re: Multiple Sclerosis......
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2014, 10:42:17 PM »
I had an MRI about three years ago because I was convinced I had MS.  Tingling, numbness etc.  It just wouldn't go away.  But no MS.  The neuro tapped on my head and said "Your problems are up here."

Three years later, I am now encountering numbness in my left arm and hand that also won't go away.  But I've had a super bad time with HA for the past three months so again, I am (most of the time anyway) chalking it up to anxiety.

But I'd be lying if I said it wasn't bothering me.
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Re: Multiple Sclerosis......
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 11:12:09 PM »
A blood test isn't used to diagnose MS. It's used to rule out other conditions that could account for MS-like symptoms. Mouth sores are not associated with MS.
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Re: Multiple Sclerosis......
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2014, 11:42:55 PM »
I have all those symptoms and more. Yes I think I have ms too but apparently not. Anxiety mimics everything :(
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Re: Multiple Sclerosis......
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2014, 11:52:06 PM »
Exactly, mouth sores are not related to MS, but the strange thing is mouth sores are sometimes linked to an autoimmune disorder, such as lupus and chrone's, and of course, MS is an autoimmune disease. But like I mentioned earlier, none of my neuro's ever asked about mouth sores.

Another very common reason for canker sores in general is stress, so it would not be strange to find a breakout in canker sores during times of increased anxiety.
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