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OffBalance
What was your age when diagnosed?

At 65 I was diagnosed with MS.  After having the same vision issue 20 years after the first occurance I was sent for an MRI.  Hey, I thought it could be a brain tumor.  My physician sent me for an MRI on the recommendation of my opthamologist.  Came back to my physician and she told me that she felt I had MS… Read More

powerofhope
MS like symptoms*

Hello everyone, I know that only a Dr can tell me if I have MS but based on the little research i have done so far, I am fairly certain that will be diagnosis. I went to see my PCP on Wednesday for a bit of tingling on my face and left arm that I had the previous weekend. He said follow up in 2 weeks if I… Read More

mjadec01
Ms panel results *

I have had an mri of my brain a month ago that showed multiple lesions. I had a spinal tap last week and I have high lymphocytes and low monocytes. Everything else was normal. I am waiting for the MS panel results. Does anyone know how long that could take? It’s stressful not knowing. My neurologist thinks it’s… Read More

anneaie
I think I have MS*

Hello everyone, my name is Angelique, I'm 19 years old, and I think that I may have MS. Over the past year Ive had to extreme fatigue and had to go to the bathroom an insanely high amount of times. I didnt take much notice to it and thought it would go away. But it hasnt, so I went to Dr. Google and I think I… Read More

juliajune
Sorting this out in a foreign country *

Hello, I have begun the journey into testing here in China. I went to an international medical center last week where I explained the symptoms I am currently experiencing (tingling and numbness in my feet, hands, lips, and mouth, cramps in my feet, tightness around my chest). I was sent for an MRI of my lower… Read More

mrsclaps
Sclerosis of the temporomandibular joint*

Can an MS lesion be present in the jaw?  I have had MS symptoms off and on for years, and they have gotten worse this past year.  Recent MRI's of the brain, cervical spine and thoracic spine do not show any MS type lesions, so my neurologist is leaning towards ruling out MS.  However, I am still having symptoms… Read More

eric_wi
Possible MS: awaiting further tests*

Hello everyone! I am hoping to get some insights about everyone's experience with MS, in particular the early diagnosis process. Just a bit of background: for the last three years I have been having recurring symptoms that last about 1-3 weeks and occur every 6-9 months. The symptoms seem to have gotten… Read More

DaniAnn

Hi All, I'm not yet diagnosed with anything.  My inital symptom was this strange feeling the my legs were getting heavy, then light again as I walk, acompained by twiching.  Then I started falling.  Following that came the difficulty breathing because if felt like a tight band wrapped around my rib cage.  The… Read More

jackbijou
Diagnostic testing*

I have brain lesions but no definite answer as of the cause. So now I am getting a spinal tap, VEP, and a MS mimics test. I feel a bit bummed that I didn't really remember to tell the specialist that I saw, all of my symptoms. A lot of them can really only be described by MS. But that's alright.. He says some… Read More

cherylmjirles
Confused and Scared *

Hi All! I was diagnosed on today, November 6, 2017, and will go on Tecfidera. Has anyone been on this long enough to know of any side effects? I will tell you I am scared. I am declining fast. I am so anxious to go on the MS medication. Also, not to be a downer but is this a deadly disease? Read More

jackbijou
I'm sure this has been said before...*

Hello everyone, I have just received a 3 part MRI which came back with several brain lesions.. I have many symptoms of MS, yet no spinal lesions.. The MRI report came back as inconclusive, upon the findings of the lesions, meaning they don't know if it is MS. I do have four herniated discs, two of them touching… Read More

jackbijou
How do I ask my doctor?*

I'm new to this, I'm sorry if this is a repost... I have symptoms, both common and uncommon, of MS. I am becoming increasingly worried about it all... My doctor recently diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia, and put me on gabapentin. I am worried, that since gabapentin can be used in MS for nerve pain that my… Read More

hutch00079
Advise*

So I have been battling this for 5 years. 5 years ago I had vision problems, headaches, and had problems with balance. Not too bad, but had a friend tell me to get tested. My MRI shows no signs... 5 years ago. I has diagnosed with chronic migraines. I really never went for more testing. Now my symptoms are much… Read More

butters88
Fibromyalgia and MS*

I was dx with Fibro in 2003 by a Physiatrist out of the lack of finding anything else wrong with me.  It began with hip pain spreading to overall pain. At the time I was on Celexa for depression following the birth of my second child and my mother was very ill.   He sent me to a pain clinic to receive shots… Read More

msfirefly
New here/ Need some help *

Hello everyone! My name is Desiree, I have two babies (1&3), I'm 25 years old, I'm a stay at home mom, and recently I've been having a lot of symptoms that my doctor believes is MS. I am scheduled for an MRI at the end of the month and see a neurologist next week. I just want to come to the experienced… Read More

LivvyLB
Losing Vision in One Eye for a few Min

I am a 38 year old female. I am in the process of going through tests and had a question on whether losing vision in an eye for a few minutes is a symptom anyone else had. Some history: The issue which brought me to the neurologist was, starting approx. 2 months ago I was having issues were my right eye… Read More

mandy4kids
looking for answers...*

hello, i am mandy and i am 32 yrs old, no diagnosis. about 5 years ago, i had my first issue of my entire left side going numb for a few minutes, but quickly recovered.  from then on, i have had many weird issues ranging from:  vertigo, sharp facial pain, numbness and tingling in all extremities + face,… Read More

haileyrochelle
Possible MS??*

Hi everyone. My name is Hailey, I’m only 18 years old, and I live in San Diego, CA. I’ve been experincing a lot of problems and I’m starting to wonder if it could possibly be beginnings of MS. It started with a headache, 24/7 for what has been two months now. With it, I started to notice blurred vision in my… Read More

shannonmcfly
Curiosity about symptoms *

Hi all - I am new here and am experiencing possible symptoms of MS.  For about 6 months now I have been having on and off unilateral eye pain - went to my eye doctor and he said my vision was better than in the past - went to a neuro chiropractor that I always go to and brought it up and she said my eye… Read More