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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/6/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
For the past 2 years I have experienced constant dizziness, disorientation, lethargy, light sensitivity, jaw tightness (bottom left), tinnitus (right ear), joint popping, and occasional numbness in both hands.

I have been to general practitioner's, neurologists, and ENT's and all testing have come back fine. (sinus xrays, bloodwork, etc.). No MRI's or CT scans though (no health insurance)

The dizziness and disorientation are truely debilitating and have caused much hardship for me. I was curious as to if you might be inclined to think this might be linked to MS?

I am 26 years otherwise good mental and overall health history.

Thank you in advance for any help!


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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 8/6/2008 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Robert,

It is extremely hard to diagnose MS.  It is near impossible without certain tests.  Most people get an MRI, lumbar puncture, evoked potentials, a complete neuro exam.  Even with those, it can take years. 

I have experienced chronic vertigo for over two years.  It can be very debiliating.  I hope you keep at your quest for answers and get some relief too.  I can't say if you have MS obviously.  You definitely have some awful stuff going on.  Good luck and let us know how you are doing.

Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006

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