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Left hand and legs acting up.*

Ok so the last couple of days my legs have been giving out more. Then some trouble with my hand. Fingers don't want to work right. Right now I can't open them up all the way only 2 or 3 at most. But I can force them open and the last 2 pinky finger and the next one doesn't want to stay open. This has been… Read More

MS, lupus, both??*

For the past two years, I have had lots of symptoms that are getting progressively worse. I have seen various doctors and had lots of testing, including mri of brain/cervical spine with contrast and a spinal tap. I have 2 lesions on the brain and had elevated MBP per the spinal tap, as well as extra bands… Read More

Pain *

Hi, I was diagnosed with MS in 2007 at the age of 13 recently I have had one of the worst relapses in about 8 years and it has caused an enormous amount of pain in legs mostly but also in my arms and hands. I think it's neuropathic pain which I know is really hard to treat, but has anyone else been through this… Read More


Just as stated i was wondering if anyone had advice I've tried the baclofin and flexirel already. And I've used ice as well. The ice will take away the burning feeling for a little while. But it returns within a half hour. I should ad that the swelling feeling starts in the spine but does radiate down more on… Read More

Really long relapse*

It has been about 15 years since my first attack and I’ve been able to recover completely until now.  Starting in December I had some numbness in my foot that has progressed to numbness in my hands, legs, feet and now my face.  I also have some weakness in my legs like I had in previous relapses.  The symptoms… Read More

Sobbing in Sleep *

For the past month I have been having extremely vivid dreams every single time I fall asleep. It's become kind of exhausting. But sometimes in my dreams I start sobbing, to the point where I'm almost sure I'm actually am sobbing for real. At least once I've experienced the opposite; I was laughing in my dream… Read More

Depression/mood/cognitive dysfunction*

I have had ms for about 6 years. This last year has been a doozie for me. At certain times I have had a lot of pain in my legs, wrist, elbows. I have had depression for 17 years, but never as bad as the last 6 months I have been unemployed. In January I was fired from my job for being rude. I was getting to a… Read More

difficulty writing*

I can type fine but I have a hard time writing penmanship.  It's like my hands won't move to make the letters in cursive.  Print is not great either but is better than my cursive.  Does anyone have this problem? Read More

Cervical lesion symptom*

Hi. New here and newly diagnosed with RRMS in March. Does anyone know, is it possible for a cervical cord lesion between C1-C8 to produce symptoms (light weakness, light numbness) in the legs, feet and toes? Or do only thoracic or spinal leaions affect. the legs and feet? Am I incorrect that cervical leaions… Read More

How to cope?*

I'm new here and I'm not really sure if this is where I should put this. I was diagnosed on Monday and I am stilly really confused/angry/upset. I'm a college student and I am having issues with my cognition. I need some coping help and I'm not sure if I should call my neurologist or not. This is a new symptom… 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

MS hug spasms weakness swollen up*

Ok I'm still in the nursing home. Been getting a lot pain body jerks on left side mainly but now it's starting to affect both my arms and my left leg. It seems worse at times when I'm laying down. But it has been happening every day now and I've been lossing my bladder every night. Now I've been waking up… Read More

Room feels like spinning *

 Ok I have a new one besides my falling a lot now it feels like the room is spinning and getting dizzy from it. If I try to move my head from one side to the other it gets worse been getting weaker and falling asleep allot more or sleeping more. Been eating plenty and drinking water and orange juice along with… Read More

facial tingling?

Hi everyone, new to this lovely group. I haven't been diagnosed with MS but all my symptoms seem to fitted almost to a T. I've seen two rheumatologists so far and they ignore everything I say and chop things up to different things. My primary doctor knows something is up but is just as frustrated as me. She is… Read More


I am a 39 yr. old female, fighting MS since Feb. 1996.  In Jan. 2005 I participated in an experimental treatment fo MS called "High-Dose Chemo".  I was in Hahnemann Hospital, Drexel Medical Center, for a month.  They gave me Cyclophosphamide to destroy my existing Immune system, then boosted my body to… Read More

What is this excruciating back pain?*

I have back pain on a regular basis, but sometime I get this excruciating back discomfort that is really hard for me to explain. The best way I know how to describe it is as an instense cramping and burning feeling that makes me want to curl up and cry. This can happen in any part of my back. Is this nerve… Read More