Not sure if I have M.S. yet but have question...

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   Posted 8/27/2008 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
I am new to the board and I have been reading through your posts because I have had some neurological issues the last year which my neurologist believes to be atypical migraines, or 'silent migraine' but I'm not too sure.
I have a lot of dizziness and have had that come and go during the past seven years but latley it's chronic and now something new, I get strange tingling sensations on the left side of my body and spasms. Sometimes I stutter (happened twice) and the other day when I was undressing I felt as though my pants were still on after I had removed them. It was bizzare. I keep having weird syptoms and I asked him about M.S. and he just keeps blowing me off and telling me thats not what you have. Well, I have had two normal MRI's, according to the Dr.'s (I've never seen my records) and no spinal tap, but I'm hearing that those don't really give you a definate diagnosis. So how does a person get diagnosed if thats what they have? Should I push for more testing or let it go for a while? I have begun having terrible undiagnosed back pain and on and off undiagnosed coughing too. (I have no idea if those are M.S. symptoms or not) but I just feel there is something more going on than migraine.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post,

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   Posted 8/27/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry to hear about your symptoms.  They are bothersome to be sure.  Doctors just hate it when you try to out-diagnose them.  Many of them shut down their thinking and go right into "this one is a hypochondriac" mode.  I would find another neurologist and transfer your MRI reports ( you should have your own copies of those by the way ).  I would then go see that doctor and explain all of your symptoms as factually as possible and don't say MS.  See what he comes up with.  The hard part will be not do say MS.  Good luck and let us know how you are.  Feel free to ask questions and post as you would like.
Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 8/27/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi KM,
Welcome to the board! I'm sorry your having these problems. You found a great place here. Theres nothing like talking to people who get where your coming from. The weird feelings of still having your pants on is strange. I would start writing things down as you remember them and deffinately get another opinion like Gretchen said. Let us know how you make out, and any questions, feel free. Good Luck w/ everything.
Dx MS December, 2006
Started Tysabri March, 2008
Baclofen/Zanaflex Combo,
Cymbalta and Provigil

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