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Are neuropathy and arthritis in hands related to multiple sclerosis?

hi iam a male 61 yrs .I was diagnosed about 3 yrs ago with uropathy in my feet ,legs ,and hands .about 1 yr ago I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in my hands . I was diagnosed about 4 years ago with degenerative disc disease in my back . I been taking gabapentin 600 mg 3 times a day ,and 15 mg morphine 60 mg a day and meloxicam 15 mg 1 per day ,and they got me on trazodone 200 mg a night. this is a question my systems are getting worse .I am just wondering if I might have m.s and how would I find out for sure . iam not 100percent sure if I need to know .but my daughter want me see wanting me.
Fri, 3 Aug 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Multiple sclerosis is central nervous system disease characterized by in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. In multiple sclerosis involving mainly central nervous system and peripheral nerve involvement is very less but few studies have shown it may affect peripheral nerves also. Other possibilities like diabetes, CIDP, Vitamin B12 deficiency, CKD with uremic neuropathy, etc. Please consult your neurophysician he will examine and do nerve conduction studies then treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu
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