Hi Anon 157858! Do the symptoms get worse when you get hot? Intolerance to heat seems to be common in MS patients. From what I've read here you have to find a neuro with MS experience. Even then it seems to take awhile to figure out so patience may be necessary. Everybody on this board seems to be helpful and empathetic so hang in there! We're all here for 'ya!
That's a good question...I've wondered about the pain in my hands also but doubted arthritis because it's not all in the joints. It's also not all the time. Unfortunately I'm new to all this so I don't know where to find information either-I'll watch this discussion 'cause I'd like to know also. Thanks diva!View Thread
Hi guys! Spring break is over for us-didn't get as much done as I had intended but I did get a few things accomplished. Got to spend some time with my folks and my "grandkids"-two mini-dauchshunds!
I've got a question. My primary wanted me to start Vit D3 but, when I started taking it, I suddenly developed severe abdominal spasms and diahheria (I can't spell today!) I stopped the Vit D and the problems stopped. I waited a couple of weeks and tried again-same results. I tried this four times and same results. Now I don't have to take the Vit D-it just comes back on it's own. Doc shrugged and said she 'd never heard of anyone reacting to Vit D. Diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome and sent me home. What the heck? I've never heard of an allergic reaction turning into a permanent condition.This has been going on since before Christmas. Finally our family MD took pity on me and gave me some anti-spasmodic which is a huge relief!
How about it WebMD staff. Ever heard of something like this?View Thread
Hi Dr. Emma, one of the doctors mentioned that the treatments for MS frequently turned out to be also good for the treatment of depression. This sounds interesting-is it possible the chemical imbalances responsible for causing depression may also lead to the nerve problems in MS-in other words, maybe they share a common root cause? Sorry I'm not a scientist-I know what I'm trying to ask, I just don't know how to ask it! Thanks, DawnView Thread
Hi TGibson541 and all others, today I called a phsycologist (sp?) and made an appointment for counseling. The depression has been so bad lately I've actually had "that" thought. But this comes after five years of active severe physical pain that goes untreated or undertreated. I've decided to get with someone I can talk to who won't treat me like a pouting child and get more squared away emotionally so I can deal with the primary doctor without crying or losing my temper. I know what you mean about anxiety or depression-once they label you with one of these emotional issues, it's very difficult to get them to listen to the physical facts. Then the anger and frustration kicks in and ... I'm sure you know what I mean
Readyfordx, you mentioned B12 shots and that reminded me of something. Have you ever heard of someone being allergic to Vit D? I have osteoporosis and the primary wanted me to start Vit D3 to go with my calcium pills. This triggered terrible abdominal spasms and "the travelers problem". I stopped the D3 and the turmoil tapered off. I started the D3 again and whammo! I tried this 4 different times to make sure of cause and effect and I'm convinced it's the Vit D3. How about our experts-have you guys heard of someone reacting violently to a vitamin supplement?View Thread
Hi Anon! I just watched one of WebMD's little videos about lupus and according to them, if your ANA is negative that's a pretty good indication against lupus. I think that's why this has been so hard to figure out. Although I do not have a diagnosis myself, when I read about MS, it just "jived" MS makes more sense than lupus. I know people who have multiple health issues so I'm sure it is possible-I will pray that this is not the case for you!
Hi, this is the first time I've posted on this community. When I stumbled on to the info on MS, I felt as if I had been hit in the solar plexus with a sledge hammer. It all fits. These paragraphes exactly describe the progression of symptoms. For a long time, I have thought maybe it was fibromalgia, lupus...but it never occured to me it might be MS. I'm sitting here crying at my desk-what now? If I can't get my primary to take a bad gallbladder seriously, how on earth am I going to deal with this?
How did you all come to realize you were dealing with MS? How did your doctors come to this diagnosis-were they able to help with the symptoms?View Thread