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angela52884
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 10/27/2006 6:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone, yes i usually do post to the anxiety board,, but I was just wondering about ms too I pretty much have every symptom of anxiety but im a hypochondriac  and think everything is wrong with me! symptoms:
 
 
have had  panic attacks
periods of fast heart rate
sense of doom
cant concentrate sometimes
increased sweating
nervousness
lightheadedness
derealization
 
these are some symptoms, I have had bloodwork done and its normal, is ms tested through basic bloodwork???

Shashi
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 156
   Posted 10/27/2006 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Angela,
 
Actually, your symptoms don't sound like MS at all.  Sounds more like anxiety or hyperthyroidism.
 
MS usually causes extreme fatigue, numbness and tingling, muscle spasms and stiffness, visual problems, urinary and bowel problems, balance problems, etc.  And no two people with MS will have the same symptoms, since different lesion placement causes different effects for each person.
 
MS cannot be diagnosed by a blood test (would sure make it a site easier on those of us in Limbo if it could be!)  Instead, MS is diagnosed by ruling out other conditions which can mimic the symptoms.  This includes blood tests for those other conditions, MRIs on which typical MS lesions can be seen, spinal taps to examine the spinal fluid for proteins and white blood cells, and evoked potential tests which measure auditory, visual, and somatosensory responses.
 
Have you discussed your concerns with your doctor?  Hope you get some answers soon.


Lisa ~
Living in Limboland!

Post Edited (Shashi) : 10/27/2006 7:37:51 AM (GMT-6)


uppitycats
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 2135
   Posted 10/27/2006 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   
angela52884 said...
Hey everyone, yes i usually do post to the anxiety board,, but I was just wondering about ms too I pretty much have every symptom of anxiety but im a hypochondriac  and think everything is wrong with me! symptoms:
 
 
have had  panic attacks
periods of fast heart rate
sense of doom
cant concentrate sometimes
increased sweating
nervousness
lightheadedness
derealization
 
these are some symptoms, I have had bloodwork done and its normal, is ms tested through basic bloodwork???
Nothing you've listed here are typical symptoms of MS.  What have you been reading that makes you even think maybe there's something neurological wrong? Is there a site somewhere that lists these as possible MS symptoms?
 
 
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


Cyborg Ninja
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 660
   Posted 10/27/2006 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Angela, have you been tested for hyperthyroidism? Just make sure you've had that. As for MS, it doesn't sound close. I think you are worrying yourself too much. Are you getting treated for anxiety? I think you will feel much better when you get treated for that.
"The path to enlightenment is littered with the bodies of the ignorant." - Musashi Miyamoto

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