Questions about vertigo and spasms

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PattyLatty
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   Posted 2/21/2007 12:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm on the lupus forum and don't know much about MS, but my hubby is having difficulties and the possibility of MS has come up. He's having severe vertigo .... just started this week. He came home dizzy, hot, and throwing up. The oddest thing I've ever seen is how he twitches. In the evening, while we are watching TV, his whole body will jerk. I think most of us have experienced that once in a while, just as part of normal life, but his is different because it's happening with such increasing freqency. Last night he must have jerked a couple of dozen times.

He's going to schedule an MRI tomorrow. His ENT doc, who's a very close friend, examined him today and ran a bunch of tests and ruled out inner ear problems. He told him that he believes the jerking is caused by energy flowing through his chakras. His internist tells him the same thing. Then, oddly enough, he went to a back doctor today who ruled out problems with his spine. When my hubby described the jerking, the doc asked him if he had had a great deal of trauma as a child, and when Jack said yes, and that he's started meditating, the doctor came out with the same idea of the chakras although he described it as energy flowing out of his boy. But my husband has been meditating daily for several years and this jerking has just started recently, as has the vertigo.

He's also going to see a neurologist.

Do any of you experience these kinds of problems? I'm not trying to diagnose his problem, just to understand it and feel this is a good place to find answers to these kinds of problems. I know that those of us on the lupus forum are "experts" on our illnesses and I have to believe that you guys are experts on MS.

Thanks for your feedback.

Pat
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, ibs, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision.

cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, cymbalta, tramadol, lunesta, actonel, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin


uppitycats
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   Posted 2/21/2007 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
PattyLatty said...
I'm on the lupus forum and don't know much about MS, but my hubby is having difficulties and the possibility of MS has come up. He's having severe vertigo .... just started this week. He came home dizzy, hot, and throwing up. The oddest thing I've ever seen is how he twitches. In the evening, while we are watching TV, his whole body will jerk. I think most of us have experienced that once in a while, just as part of normal life, but his is different because it's happening with such increasing freqency. Last night he must have jerked a couple of dozen times.

He's going to schedule an MRI tomorrow. His ENT doc, who's a very close friend, examined him today and ran a bunch of tests and ruled out inner ear problems. He told him that he believes the jerking is caused by energy flowing through his chakras. His internist tells him the same thing. Then, oddly enough, he went to a back doctor today who ruled out problems with his spine. When my hubby described the jerking, the doc asked him if he had had a great deal of trauma as a child, and when Jack said yes, and that he's started meditating, the doctor came out with the same idea of the chakras although he described it as energy flowing out of his boy. But my husband has been meditating daily for several years and this jerking has just started recently, as has the vertigo.

He's also going to see a neurologist.

Do any of you experience these kinds of problems? I'm not trying to diagnose his problem, just to understand it and feel this is a good place to find answers to these kinds of problems. I know that those of us on the lupus forum are "experts" on our illnesses and I have to believe that you guys are experts on MS.

Thanks for your feedback.

Pat

Are you East Indian, by chance?  "Energy flowing through his chakras" is not a western medical term or belief.  Some meditation is getting in to western medicine, but not as a cure or treatment for physical problems, more a way of calming the psychological body.
 
You might want to seek a second opinion about the inner ear problems from a western ENT, and see what he says.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


PattyLatty
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   Posted 2/21/2007 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
We're caucasian and so are our ENT, the Internist, and the back doctor. I'm having difficulty accepting the chakra idea myself because my husband's problems seem to be getting suddenly and progressively worse. Are any of his symptoms classic for MS? I know we can't diagnose it but just wondering what you all might have to say about his symptoms.

Thanks for your input.

Pat
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, ibs, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision.

cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, cymbalta, tramadol, lunesta, actonel, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin

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