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   Posted 6/2/2008 5:26 AM (GMT -6)   
 I don't know if I am jumping the gun by assuming that I have MS, as I have not received any diagnosis. However, I have been experiencing increasing symptoms over the last few years and have finally got an appointment to see the neurologist next week. I got a recommendation from my GP 18 weeks ago and finally I will be seen. I have herniated discs in my neck from a car accident five years ago and when I initially started feeling many strange symptoms such as tingling in my hands and feet, my hands and feet FEELING as if they were swollen ten times their size, and a symphony of muscle spasms all over my body my GP thought that the symptoms may have beenrelated to the disc problems and sent me to a neurosurgeon. The nuerosurgeon did an MRI of my neck and said he did not recommend surgery and it was a neurolgist I needed to see. During this long waiting period other things have begin to happen. I am having terrible mini cramps in my legs primarily but on ocassion they are also in my arms. I get shooting burning sensations in my legs, my face goes numb, I am so light headed and weak feeling that on many days I don't want to get out of my bed. But the worst thing that has happened is that on one ocassion I had been out doing my weekly shop and I started getting weaker as I went around the store and by the time I got to the car I could hardly walk from the pain.
Three years ago I had a spellof dizziness and my GP treated me for vertigo which only lasted about two and it went away. The next year I started having alot of GI problems, and spent two weeks in hospital. They never came up with anything more than my stomach wasn't functioning properly and I also had IBS.
 I feel so tired, drained and weak, my legs feel like lead weights, and I don't know from one day to the next whether or not I am going to meet my responsibilities.Does this sound like MS or are there other possibilities? Would appreciate any advice.           
                                                                          confused Gooster

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   Posted 6/2/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm really sorry you're having so many difficulties. We can't diagnose you, of course -- nobody here is a doctor, only patients ourselves. It's good that you're seeing a neurologist, though, and hopefully he'll talk with the neurosurgeon, too, to compare notes to see what is happening with you.

It's never a good idea to -- as you put it -- "jump the gun" and assume you have ANY disorder. There are lots of ailments that share symptoms. Certainly MS is a consideration, but there could be lots of other things, too, complicated by the fact that you had the accident.

It sounds like you are not in the United States?

In preparation for your doctor appointment you may want to list all of your symptoms and document where you can when they started, and if they've worsened (or gotten better) over time. If you have acess to your medical records, you 'll want to be sure to take a copy with you to your new doctor.

Do let us know how your neuro visit goes! Good luck!
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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   Posted 6/2/2008 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks very much. I will take that on board and make up a list. The various symptoms seem to come and go so rapidly that I wonder if will be able recall them all. You are also correct , I do not stay in the United States, I live Scotland. I will let you know how I get on and thanks again for your words of advice.

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