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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: General Health
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hi,
I have MS and I am having trouble swallowing, choking and have severe fatigue to the point with adderrall and nuvigil I can't get out of bed. I am having pain and now am not able to eat or drink, does that need hospitalization.
Doctor :   Hi Dr xxx here
User :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   may i know your age, weight ?
Doctor :   and also, how long have u had MS ?
User :   I am 36 and I weigh 156
User :   1998
Doctor :   How long have you had this current issues of swallowing difficulty ?
Doctor :   Since your problems cannot be solved by yourself,and you definitely need help for some time, for your care and recuperation
User :   well I have had it before and saw an MD and they were going to widen endoscopically but I didn't have it done. But, this spell about 2 weeks getting worse now
Doctor :   I would advice you to now, see your MD, so that the cause of your dysphagia, can be corrected and solved at the earliest
Doctor :   it is not advisible to be without medical help at this point of time
Doctor :   problems that affect your daily needs , should be given due attention
User :   Well my family MD has treated me for infection and all but I treat my MS with homeopathy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have u seen any improvement lately ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this is high time, you seek necessary treatment so that appropriate steps can be taken
User :   But I wonder if I am wasting time as I cannot take the solu-medrol, but have been down since 8-17
User :   ok so to an urgent care facility?
Doctor :   since you are still young, and proper medical medical care can help to stop and prevent relapses of MS
User :   oh ok so I don't need to seek medical treatment to be admitted
Doctor :   I will advice you to call 911 and seek medical help as early as possible
Doctor :   its not an emergency, but u definitely need medical supportive treatment
User :   Alright, thank you I will see if I can see an MD today
Doctor :   u cannot take steps at home, as this is not going to go away by itself
User :   right
Doctor :   that would be a correct step
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   i hope the issue is resolved & u are on the way to health again soon
User :   thank you I should be
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