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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My sister, an rn, suggested that I may have MS based on the symptoms I've described.
My doctor seems to lean to fibromyalgia, however, with my most recent symptoms, I believe I need to delve more into it. About 1 month ago I experienced a bizarre episode of muscle weakness. All of the sudden, my forearm became very weak, almost as if it didn't exist, and my grip was extremely weak. This symptom went away by the next morning. Since then, I have been having tremors. I'm shaking so bad that my head is shaking. I've also been experiencing some blurred vision. I have so many symptoms I wouldn't feel comfortable going to my doctor with my long list of all of them. Here are just the most recent: muscle weakness, tremors, can't find the word, blurred vision, feeling like I'm falling, feels like I have ants crawling and biting all over my body, including my face (no bugs, no marks), fatigue, loss of balance, burning and electrical feeling in my shoulders. I've also noticed some strange thing with my legs. It's as if they go out momentarily, Please help me. I do not have insurance. My aunt had MS and my cousin had ALS. I beginning to panic as the shaking has had negative affects on my work as a XXX
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here. Let me read what you have typed.
User :   ok sure
Doctor :   your symptoms do need to be evaluated more
Doctor :   since many of them are common between fibromyalgia and MS
Doctor :   since there is a family history of MS, the chances are more towards the possibility of MS being present
Doctor :   was any recent investigations done?
User :   I haven't been able to see a doctor since the most recent set of symptoms due to the lack of insurance. However, I was experiencing headaches about 6-8 months ago and had an MRI. The only thing the doctor said he saw was occipital neuralgia
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, height, weight, details of past medical history if any.
User :   30, female, XXX, XXX, 5'3, 127, history of bipolar and depression, gastrointestinal issues, ulcers, avms
Doctor :   you can make use of the free clinics, they take care of medical needs of people who do not have insurance
Doctor :   visit this link to locate one in your area
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW User :   I actually have. I'm just concerned that they will not have the necessary tools to properly diagnose me
Doctor :   you can have a check for all your symptoms with the doctor there.
Doctor :   no, they are as well equipped as any other institution, the charges are low or minimal
Doctor :   you can discuss all your problems with your treating doctor
Doctor :   and also the possiblity of MS since there is family history
Doctor :   and most of your symptoms do coincide with symptoms of MS
Doctor :   he/she will be able to tell you if you need any further investigations
Doctor :   to find out or confirm the exact cause for your symptoms
Doctor :   alternatively, you can also take benefit from asking your queries for second opinion from our panel specialists
Doctor :   you can get answers from them via e-mail or phone call (the specialist calls you up, you need not call the specialist)
User :   Yeah, that's ok. I figured this much. How important is it to get diagnosed early?
Doctor :   the early diagnosis and control of it will avoid complications and further progression
Doctor :   since it is an an inflammatory process involving different areas of the central nervous system,
Doctor :   so the more it progresses without treatment, the more severe symptoms and effects you will face
Doctor :   have you folowed what I have said?
User :   yes
User :   are the tremors something that can come and go?
User :   with ms?
Doctor :   in the initial stages, it can come and go, but as the disease progresses, it can become permanent
Doctor :   you can visit this link in your free tim eto know in detail about MS
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Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no i think that does it. thank you!
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