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kristeninprogress
MS or Conversion Disorder?*

My neurologist and the MS Specialist I have seen both believe I have a Conversion Disorder, but both have been dismissive and slightly condescending. My Primary Dr believes I have MS, and he is caring and has been with me since the beginning. I have considered the possibility of my symptoms being caused by… Read More

ambivalentcat

I've been through hell and back the past month, having to go on 3 rounds of heavy steroids to try to break my severe symptoms, and finding out that my brain MRI was really bad and all but confirmed MS a couple of weeks ago. My neurologist is currently fighting my insurance company to try to get me on Tecfidera… Read More

mostlyanon
Newly Diagnosed and Unsure *

So, the backstory on my diagnosis. I’m 34 and have struggled with significant clinical anxiety the past 10 years, largely caused by the anti anxiety medications I was on. I fell into an abuse pattern with benzodiazepines, (the withdrawal symptoms overlap considerably with MS symptoms.) After taking a… Read More

vsweeten
Starting to give up. *

I have been battling health issues since I was about 13. I am 38 now. When I was 13 they found one white spot on an mri on my brain. From what I remember they just said to monitor it with mri every year. I always had a tremor and some balance issues but nothing major. I have always also had headaches. I have… Read More

joyverg
In pain and Hopeless*

I just got my MRI results back and other than a couple of minor bludging discs in my neck, but I still have a lot of unexplained problems that sometimes leave me immobile and in severe pain for hours to days. I have frequent muscle spasms in my shoulders, neck, legs and just started getting facial spasms (nose… Read More

lostontherock
Specialist don't know what I have*

So Nov 2013 I had an episode of horrible joint pain, difficult to move, lasted about two weeks.  December I started noticing tingling while laying down in my legs.  I've had horrible fatigue, mental fog (calling things by the wrong name, poor memory and I have always been known for my memory), hair loss… Read More

angie147
My MS is painful*

10 months ago it became apparent that something was wrong.  I thought it was just a bug causing aches and pains until one night I had a difficult time holding things and difficulty walking up the stairs without tripping.  Over the following months I was tested for tick born illnesses, lupus, arthritis… Read More

abzav
Tingling in limbs-similar to MS?*

Hello, I have not been diagnosed but have found that many of my seemingly random issues match the early signs of MS. I came here because I am wondering about one symptom in particular-the tingling in my limbs. It started 2 and a half weeks ago. I have been feeling it in my left hand constantly (except for this… 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

robyn_skinner
At the Stage of "Am I Crazy?"*

Here's my story, two years ago my eye doctor told me that some of my eye symptoms were commonly seen in people with MS. I looked into those symptoms, but did not look further. Fast forward two years and I had what I am calling an event back in October. The event felt like my whole body was against me: Extreme… Read More

digitalmeow7
Scheduled for my first MRI *

Backstory. I have been experiencing weird occurrences since I was at least about 19, maybe longer, but I wrote them off as probably something everyone has happen now and then. I am currently 34.If I would reach a certain way over my head/life my head I would occasionally get a weird tingling that would run down… Read More

mohjo69
Symptoms / Auditory Hallucinations*

Anyone out there who has been diagnosed with MS have Auditory Hallucinations? Meaning hear voices  / sounds / music in their head like it is playing, but it's not in reality? I read 1 case of a 54 year old woman who heard music in her head . Many do not say anything because it is embarrassing and I can… Read More

janegirl
Limbo Land*

I’ve been in limbo land for over a decade but recent had a spell with really bad symptoms. I have never had any lesions show up on brain MRIs but because of this recent spell my neuro sent me for an LP. The LP shows 2  o-bands. My first neuro said that you need 4 to be positive, so no MS. My second neuro said… Read More

scmccorvey
i'm asking for help or advice*

Now that MS has been brought to my attention I've had weird issues all of my life. When I was young probably 1st or 2nd grade I was having these debilitating migraines. My mother took me to an eye Dr. I was given glasses and migraines went away. Was told then I had astigmatism in both eyes and that I was near… Read More

dizzy0888
What are my odds?*

Hello everyone.  I'm scared to death, but I'm hoping for some straight answers here.  I'll try to be consice so this doesn't get boring.  I've had so many injuries, it's also kind of confusing so I am going to present the info according to my symptoms instead of in story form. Hands - my right hand has been… Read More