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Capa
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   Posted 9/30/2008 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to send a big THANK YOU to all those who were in Chat who helped my husband Ryan yesterday while I was down and out.
 
To keep this short, I collapsed after trying to help carry a heavy bench. I am a bit stubborn and felt okay initially and the next thing I knew I was on the ground and my limbs felt like lead.  This time we did not wait and went to the ER.
 
After spending the night in the Hospital they released me because I'm going to see a neurologist who specializes in MS tomorrow in RI.
 
Their main concern was the numbness in my arms and legs and my low pulse (37 during the EKG).   Does anyone else experience bradycaria and/or low blood pressure?
 
 
Thank you again everyone! :-)

Sunnycitrus
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   Posted 9/30/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Capa,

 

I’m glad your husband ended up taking you to the ER yesterday, and that you are hanging in there. Did they think that the bradycardia and low blood pressure caused you to pass out? I hope your appointment goes well tomorrow!

 

Sunny


rhondab
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   Posted 10/1/2008 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Capa

I'm so glad u went to the ER! Ryan was so sweet and worried about u! I'm so glad he got u there and that the doc's were able to see u while all that was going on. I'd love to know the answer to Sunny's question too. How did the appt go?? Take care friend and know that we are here for u anytime. Thanks for this update and please let us know how u are.
rhonda
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Katie7
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   Posted 10/1/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, so glad you went to the ER. You just never know and from personal experiance, if I feel like....should I go or not..........it is usually best to go. Take care friend hope your Dr.s visit is helpful and you feel better soon. Hugs~Katie

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Capa
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   Posted 10/1/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks again! :)

They were certain that the bradycardia and low blood pressure were the reason I passed out, they are still uncertain of the underlying cause though.

I went to the MS Specialist today in RI. Unfortunately he didn't look at my bloodwork, my EKG, or my history. He did do an exam and looked at my MRI. He said that I don't have MS because I don't have any lesions in my brain and because my numbness/tingling in my hands and feet comes and goes throughout the day.

He said that with MS the tingling in the hands and/or feet never stops. I didn't gather that from people here so I thought I would ask; does it come and go or is it always constant?


Thanks again everyone!

rhondab
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   Posted 10/1/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Capa

Well as far as i know the numbness is more consistent than it is transient. Maybe u'r problem is in the peripheral nervous system...outside the central nervous system. My numbness is more like u'rs...transient. I can't say certainly no one with ms has transient numbness tho. I"m sure others will be along soon to give u their input tho. Take care friend and go easy on the furniture moving!
rhonda
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Sunnycitrus
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   Posted 10/2/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Capa,

 

I’m so glad to hear the MS specialist doesn’t think you have MS! I wonder if the bradycardia and low blood pressure are related to, or somehow causing the numbness and tingling? I really hope you’ll follow up on these issues. There are exceptions to every rule, especially with MS. However, as Rhonda mentioned, tingling and numbness usually don’t tend to be that transient and travel around to each extremity throughout the day. Once damage to the myelin has occurred (often during an exacerbation with very clear and specific numbness and/or tingling), these kind of symptoms can stick around as residual issues. The residual symptoms most often are always present at some level, and can become temporarily heightened due on factors such as heat and fatigue. From what I understand, they don’t usually tend to migrate around to each extremity throughout each day, or appear and disappear to the extent that you describe.  

 

Sunny

 

edited to try and make a bit more sense...

Post Edited (Sunnycitrus) : 10/2/2008 11:54:41 AM (GMT-6)

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