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Kat13
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/15/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi
I'm new to this forum. I'm 24 and i've had ms now for 8 years. I have problems walking alot of the time because my legs feel weak and sometimes they tingle. My memory is terrible and i have a lot of problems with my speech.
Just lately though i've been having terrible migraines. Usually sun light or florescent light brings them on so i have to wear tinted glasses to protect my eyes. Also i get a stabbing pain in my ear from loud noises. This is a new problem and i'm not sure if it is ms. I was wondering if migraine is common with ms and if anyone else has the same problem?
Thanks for any replies.
x

MJB68
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/15/2009 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kat 13;
I don't have an official diagnosis yet, but I can say that I also have terrible migraines, and do not tolerate light very well at times. I have been known to walk around indoors with sun glasses on. I don't know about the pain in the ear from noises, but I have read that people suffering with MS can have a variety of sensory issues. Most of the pain I get in my ears, I think is actually from my jaw problems. Walking is awkward for me and my legs feel pretty tired most of the time, but if I notice a big change in leg weakness, I always look into my iron levels because when I am iron deficiant, my legs feel like lead. The tingling I get in my legs are usually always in the same places (left foot, left knee, left thigh) and is not usually both legs or the whole leg but in very certain spots. Sometimes I will get a new spot, but once I have it, it remains. Memory problems and speech problems I have also read are common with MS. I know that my memory has declined drastically in the last few years, and as far as difficulties with speech, it feels more like I either cannot find words (easy words that I should know), or they want to come out backwards like a word salad comes out.
I'll be waiting for a response for you on your question because I am also new and very curious about many of the same questions you have above. These are good questions.
MJB

dianna30
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 5/18/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Migraines were my first symptom.  I started getting them after my daughter was born and it was three or four months before I got any other symptoms.  Light sensitivity usually accompanies them, and I don't get pain in my ears but I am easily irritated by noise.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer (Romans 12:12).


nursejenn1012
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 104
   Posted 5/18/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
i get migraines, have since 1988. I am 27, now with many symptoms, awaiting a diagnosis of something..:(

popsie
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 271
   Posted 5/19/2009 4:22 AM (GMT -6)   
My Mum had terrible, frequent migraines and aversion to bright light for 50 years (and RRMS) but when her MS got a bit worse the migraines totally disappeared and light did not worry her at all???
Have had relapsing/remitting MS since 10 yrs old. Secondary/progressive since 1995. Baclofen pump since 2008.
Plant your own garden & decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
Know that you are strong, worthy and can learn & endure.

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