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Numbness in feet, toes. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia, neuropathy. MRI shows white peaks. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Suggestions?

I had a MRI if my brain and it showed white peaks. my neurologist said he thought it was MS now I must tell you I am 74 years old. I went to him because my feet and toes were numb and the ball of my foot felt like I was walking on pebbles.I was also diagnoised wwith fibromialga, mortons neusoma ,Nuerophathy. I still don t know what I have . I do not know what to do?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

The most likely cause for your symptoms is peripheral neuropathy. This is often due to diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency or thyroid related problems. All these can be treated well with medications.

MS is extremely unlikely at your age and I do not think you have that.

White lesions on your MRI are likely to be due to small vessel disease- lack of blood flow to brain.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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