Hi Nurse K!
Thanks for sharing your experience with Neurotin. I was initally put on tegretol, but if left me feeling like a zombie, unable to look after my two year old, so my GP swapped me to Epilim. My neurosurgeon has put it in writting to my GP that he wants my meds swapped ASAP, I just need to see if I have to have a 'dry out' period between meds.
My possible 'MS Hug' has lasted two weeks, which is making me think that maybe it's anxiety instead. When I saw the neurosurgeon last Thursday, he said my T10 vertabra was clear, there was nothing to indicate to him what could be causing the sensation. I explained to him, that this symptom occured after the MRI, which was taken on May 27th.
Which leads me to a question: If this symptom happened after the MRI, would there be a lesion at the T10 level now? If my MRI on June 29th shows a lesion(s) just on the cervical spine, but none on the brain is it still considered MS? And sorry, one more question, if there are lesions on my brain will the neurosurgeon be able to say 'ok, this lesion is affecting this part of your body, and this one this part'?
Thanks in advance for your input on this.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend
Post Edited (Macs Mum) : 6/6/2009 6:31:10 AM (GMT-6)
Sorry about the typos in my last post, I was typing with Mackenzie on my lap, she's facinsated with the computer. Glad you could understand what I was saying
I remember about 10 years ago, I had really bad gait. I would stumble into the corners of walls, the floor felt uneven, I couldnt walk with one foot in front of the other (like being on a balance beam) and I was getting bad dizzy spells. I remember going for a test where I was on my stomach and they put needles on the backs of my legs and up my spine, and I wore something around my head to measure the responses. I remember another test where I had to look at a flashing screen. I know after these tests I was given an MRI of the brain but it was clear. I tried last week to track down the tests results, but being so long ago, I was unsuccessful. I've had a positive babinski for a while now, I even remember a psyhio commenting on it last year. Remember, I have no spinal cord injury, well at least not from the T1-l5 vertabra, as MRI taken on May 27th was clear.
When I see my GP on Wednesday I am going to ask him for a referal to the MS Clinic at the local hospital. There, I can get all the tests done for free, rather than having to go to a private neurologist and pay for them.
Could what I described about my hands be a symptom, or perhaps I've just over used them.
Post Edited (Macs Mum) : 6/7/2009 7:27:25 PM (GMT-6)