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Dystonia or nerve issue from spine?*

Ok so I started taking the ampyra and even with that I'm having issues. At times I can walk some but limited then other times I can't walk at all. Then I haven't been having my spasms as often as before and when I get them they don't last all day like before. But my neurologist says that it's from dystonia from… Read More

Nerve twinges? *

Hi All, Does anyone get little tiny sensations periodically like a nerve has  died? Kinda wired I know. It's not so much a twitch or muscle twitch or painful or anything. it's much smaller than that. seem to be losing a lot of muscle as well. Thanks! Read More


Has anyone here gotten Strabismus as a result of an MS attack? I used ot have strabismus or "lazy eye" when I was a child, and after a year of wearing a patch, it went away. Then 25 years later, after my first MS attack, it came back! It interferes with my ability to read and see straight so bad that Im getting… Read More


I have PLMD, periodic limb movement disorder, brought on by my MS.  I'm in a wheelchair.  Before and after a bowel movement and at night when I try to sleep, my legs periodicaly shoot out.  Obviously I can't sleep and it is often painful as my leg muscles get extremely tight.  I tend to believe that it is… Read More

Symptom questions *

I had an interesting interaction with my neuro the other day, which has led to other questions.  I will ask him when I go back in a week.  I wanted to pass it by you smart people to see if I can glean any insight before asking the doc.  I have numbness in my face, hands and from about mid torso down to my feet.… Read More

Pain, pain, go away.....*

What is the REAL DEAL with MS and pain? Everything I read talks about tons of symptoms and mentions pain as an after thought. Which makes me think I might be misdiagnosed?!?  Im literally in some kind of pain all day. I still work, commute, take care of my home/kids and I just do it through the pain. But the… Read More

Cough cough cough

I've had a cold for what feels like a month. I've definitely had a cough for over 10 days. I went to my primary care doctor's colleague (she was booked) on Monday and he said I don't have any kind of infection or walking pneumonia. He gave me some cough syrup, but mentioned something about the medication I'm on… Read More

MS Hug is the worst*

As I am becomming a newcommer dealing with MS, I use to think fatigue was the worst problem associated with MS. To be fair I am sure it can be argued as the worst, but I have come to the conclusion that the hug is worse for me. For me it started out as discomfort, to other times to feeling like I can not… Read More

Left arm and leg jerking *

I guess that is how I would describe it. It's like my arm has a mind of its own at times. I started the day semi OK compared to yesterday. Yesterday I couldn't even hold myself up then today I'm doing better in some ways. But after awhile I started getting these spasms or whatever you want to call them. Anyone… Read More

Newly Diagnosed *

I need some help explaining my symptoms to my doctors correctly , my left arm lost sense of awareness if that makes since ? Like when i'm laying down i can't tell where my arm is placed. or if i close my eyes and have someone set my hand up in a certain way i wouldn't be able to tell how it's set up.  I don't… Read More


I am new here, i would like to hear anyone who had the same symptoms. I had this for like 3years but at first i only felt little like electric shocked running from my left foot up to my hip then it lock and release for like few seconds so i think 1 minute overall attack then it gets more and worst months and… Read More

Weakness and spasisty*

Ok so yesterday afternoon and evening my spasms came back per the usual. Just like the day before it got to the point were my left leg would shot straight up in thr air and then my back would make me ***** up straight from laying down and now today I can't hardly move. I just tried leg lifts but can't seem to… Read More

Vocal cord dysfunction*

i have been out of breath for at least 2 or 3 months and about 7 weeks ago, my voice started doing ‘weird’ things. It kind of sounded like a preteen boy whose voice cracked and changed a lot. Eventually it got worse and became a whisper. I went to ENT and they diagnosed vocal cord dysfunction and partial vocal… Read More


Diagnosed RRMS around 6yrs ago. Presented with Lhermitte's sign (I get an electric shock when I put my head down), and pain in my leg which lead to drop foot (which I received steroids for and that leg has been fine since). Nothing obvious since then, and was even starting to 2nd guess my diagnosis... until… Read More

Lhermitte’s sign *

Lhermitte’s sign and also constant pin and needles but it’s not as intense as pins and needles . thought I had a UTI because I could go to the toilet and was getting zapped down low not a UTI but wasn’t going toilet properlly. Then i figured it was every time I put my head down I was zapping. Zapping getting… Read More


Is there any connection between MS and OCD and other impulse-control disorders?  I know that depression has been linked with MS, but I am wondering if any other mental health issues are as well.   For the past 3 1/2 years, I have been followed by a neurologist for possible MS.  I have 2, possibly 3, lesions… Read More


hi I have been with my partner for 11 years. He was diagnosed with MS before we met. He has always been highly functional, with walking distance being his main problem. However, he’s also very good at covering things up. People know he has MS but he doesn’t want to look disabled.  In the past few years… Read More

Loss of memory....****please help ******

Hi, diagnosed with MS in 5/12, had so so many ups and downs, have had just about every symptom out there, however this week I am experiencing a new one.  Today is Thursday, but I have no memory between Tuesday afternoon and today. My husband has been asking and answering questions all day long, also yesterday… Read More

Eye Floaters*

Hi All, Anyone have floaters in one eye related to MS?  Black spots and weblike particles that move when I try to focus on them.  Maybe from Rituxan infusions or Zoloft for anxiety? Thank you, Paul Read More