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Felt unbalanced, headaches and tingling sensation in finger. Blood test clear. Multiple sclerosis?

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I am a 30 yr old female. Last week out of the blue my right fingers felt "tigh/tingly" For about 2 weeks before I had severe shoulder pain which I assumed was a pinched nerve running down my right shoulder.

Last week after feeling the tingling in my right fingers, i felt the same Tightness in my left fingers and then in my right leg and left leg over 3 days. I felt unbalanced, headaches and felt like I was going to fall over walking because I felt weak with less strength in my knees. I still feel this 9 days later maybe a little more stringers in my legs but not so much.

When I sit on my knees, I feel like I don't even have knees I get scared, it feels jiggly/wobbly.

When I itch my skin - thieghs, stomach, legs it to me feel like a plastic/rubber feeling and very sensitive. I get bad spasms when I massage my legs but this feels like the only way for me to trigger the feel that I have legs. Sometimes I feel my legs are cold and they are not

The emergency room and my doctor said my blood is clear. ( small infection) My doctor said I have an infection in blood and there is swelling above my right buttocks and under my arms. I had an ear infection and swelled glands. I can walk but trying to run I feel uncordinated.

I am on flucidine cream, treva cloxaclilln pills and robax muscle relaxer. I have also over the past 3 months had a severe skin rash. My demotologist said it was eczema but my phsyian thinks it could be shingles. I have been out of the country in the past 2 months. 3 weeks ago my demotologist did a biopsy and it came back clear.

Other than this I have been healthy. just consistent back pain and pinchereserves. These sudden symptoms are scaring me because ive read about multiple sclerosis
My fingers now over the past 3 days feel swollen but the are not swollen. Also tasks such as going up the stairs puts more pain my my right side as if I'm hitting a nerve.
Please help me

Posted Sun, 10 Mar 2013 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Gopal Krishna Dash 42 minutes later
Thanks for the query.
Its unlikely that you have multiple sclerosis because you do not fulfill the criteria. Possibly you have a peripheral nerve problem. To confirm the nature of the problem and understand what is causing it, we need to conduct several tests such as a thyroid and blood tests and maybe a MRI (It would depend on the clinical examination findings)

Please get evaluated by a neurologist.
I think things should be fine. Dont worry. Let me know if you have more questions

Best wishes
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Follow-up: Felt unbalanced, headaches and tingling sensation in finger. Blood test clear. Multiple sclerosis? 23 minutes later
Please tell me what makes you think I do not fit the criteria for MS because a lot of the forums that people discuss have the same symptoms as me...

I'm just really scared and would you please explain. ? I am being referred to to neurologist but this on my end takes time ?.
Answered by Dr. Gopal Krishna Dash 2 hours later

Thanks for the feed back
Let me explain you in detail

The feelings that you have described could be seen in so many medical conditions. As a principle, we generally don't label some one having MS from the very beginning of the clinical symptoms. This symptoms that you have described (sorry that i don't have the advantage of examining you ) can be seen in demyelinating neuropathy also, which is treatable. Other conditions that can mimic this are vasculitis, infections and other autoimmune disorders. If all these conditions are excluded, then a probable MS may be considered if the all the data (clinical examination , MRI, cerebrospinal fluid analysis) converge. Further, a patient should have two different attacks and two sites of nervous system be involved, in order to fulfill the clinical diagnosis of MS. MS is nothing but a diagnosis of exclusion. Please don't be so obsessed about the diagnosis of MS.

Get evaluated by a neurologist or MS specialist

I hope that this will help you

Best wishes
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