Welcome to the board! I'm glad u found us and hope u'll ask any questions u may have and know we'll do all we can to answer them.
There are lots of strange symptoms with ms and shaky hands, bowel function probs, and pain can all be part of it. Those can all be part of other illnesses as well. It seems to me that the symptoms u'r describing may go further than a strained muscle. Has there been some accident that would lead u'r doc to feel that's the prob? Certainly bowel probs shouldn't be a result of a strained muscle as far as i'm aware. I would talk to my doc about having further tests run. There are a number of tests that are used to rule things out in order to determine if ms is the culprit or not. Unfortunately, there is no one test to dx ms, it's all a process of elimination and when all other possibilities are gone and all u'r left wit is ms...and u meet other certain criteria...u then may be dx'd with ms. Be prepared, it may be a long process and u may get very frustrated, but if it's more than a strained muscle the process is worth the time and trouble. If u'r sick u owe it to u'rself to know with what and to proceed with the proper treatment. The physical therapy may be a good idea for now. At least u'd know if it's gonna help. In the meantime u could also be persueing the other tests. Please let us know how u are and how u proceed. Best wishes to u and again, welcome to the board. Here's a link to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's site. Check it out. It's a great site with lots of helpful info. www.nmss.org
Post Edited (rhondab) : 11/27/2006 3:06:03 PM (GMT-7)