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sabers44
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 4/9/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Tingling seems to be my only symptom and no doctor can figure out what I have.  When you have MS how bad is the tingling, and where and when does it occur? 

Gretchen1
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   Posted 4/9/2008 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Sabers44,

MS can vary widely.  Each person has unique symptoms depending on the location and severity of lesions.  Tingling can be just that, or it can be pins and needles or it can be quite to very numb.  Like I said, it can be different for everyone.  Tingling can occur anywhere.  Tingling can also be caused by a whole host of other health issues aside from MS.  The central and peripheral nervous system is very complicated.  It is very hard to diagnose many of the diseases of the nervous system. 

Keep a journal of your symptoms and when they started.  If they start and stop, you need to note that too.  Then keep at those doctors. 

Love and prayers,


Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006


uppitycats
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   Posted 4/10/2008 4:30 AM (GMT -6)   

Gretchen is right on target. Tingling is too vague a symptom to use it as a determining factor for a diagnosis.  There are too many things that could cause it, from simple nerve compaction to serious metabolic and/or neurological problems.  I hope you're keeping track of any new symptoms that might come along, or when the tingling seems worse, or better (are you doing..or not doing..something that might cause it to occur, for example..), and then share that with your doctor when you next have an appointment.

I do have MS. I have had tingling from mid-torso to toes for all the years (25) that I've had MS. It varies in degree and intensity depending on a host of factors, but is always present.


...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


D'awesome
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   Posted 4/10/2008 6:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Saber, the advice here is really solid! The journal idea may seem silly but honestly it's the only way the drs can tell what's going on and when or what might be related to it. Keep in mind with the journal that you may want to note activities, body positions, and your energy levels... it'll help them pinpoint your reasons for the tingling.

I know many of my symptoms began this way but it took a lot more severe symptoms adding up and showing up in different ways AND showing themselves to the neuro during the exams for it to produce a diagnosis. MS is a sledge hammer compared to the multitude of other lesser possible causes that are like small tack hammers.

Whatever you do though, don't ignore it, I tried that and they just didn't go away! And I didn't keep a journal and now my neuro keeps asking things I can't always give clear answers for. Believe now I keep the journal. :) Live and learn and take good advice.
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sabers44
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   Posted 4/10/2008 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the help!  I really appreciate it!

sabers44


rhondab
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   Posted 4/10/2008 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sabers!

Welcome to the board! I haven't had a chance to let u know i'm glad ur here and hope u get an answer to u'r tingling. Gretchen and Uppitycats are right...tingling can be from a number of sources and could end up being something completely unrelated to ms. I've been 'in limbo' for about two years now and one of my original symptoms was tingling (among others). I have been thru every sort of 'ms type' testing to determine if it was ms or anything else. To date i DON"T have ms!! U and i could have something like peripheral neuropathy ...or nothing so serious as even that! Just do as everyone has said and make note of it's duration and other signs of it and let u'r doc know...but keep on living life in the mean time. Don't let this stop u in u'r tracks and worry u sick. Been there, done that...it's no fun. Take care and let us know how u'r doing.
rhonda
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sabers44
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   Posted 4/10/2008 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
rhonda do you mind if I ask what your other symptoms are

Gretchen1
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   Posted 4/10/2008 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Ooooh Sabers44,

I am sorry, I didn't welcome you.  Rhonda is so much better at that than I am.  I want to welcome you here as well.  We have many here that are in limbo and you are more than welcome to post here.  We want you to ask all the questions you want. 

Love and prayers,


Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006

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