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king1234
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 10/14/2008 10:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys, as you know I have had a full MRI-head and entire spine, it was clear.What other test aside from a lumbar puncture should I get to rule in or out MS?
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
New as of Sept- basel cell skin cancer
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


Gretchen1
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Total Posts : 3550
   Posted 10/15/2008 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   

What has the neurologist said?  Does he supect MS?  I would hesitate to do a lumbar puncture to rule out MS unless your doctor asks for it.  It is an invasive test and not a fun one at all.  It does have some risk to it.


Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.


king1234
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 491
   Posted 10/15/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
My neuro isnt great, I will prob go see another one. He said that if it "makes me feel better", I could do a LP and that it is up to me. He said though, if the LP came back inflammed he would still not be able to treat me since my MRI's were clear.
 
I def. dont want to do a LP. Are there other tests to rule out or in MS or should I just sit and wait and see if anything else develops.

Is it likely for an array of symptoms (all I have mentioned aside from twitching) to just come on in a 2 wk span? Its like I woke up one day and there was pain that just jumped all over my body.
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
New as of Sept- basel cell skin cancer
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


popsie
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 271
   Posted 10/18/2008 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont know if this would be helpful but I know that they used to dx MS with the hot bath method. Are the symptoms worse after a hot bath. I know years ago when I was first dxed with MS (my walking is really bad) after a hot bath I could not walk & had to go down the stairs to the bedroom on my bottom. My feeling is that u do not sound like you have MS but just need to know that. But heck this is one varied disease & it took the drs 70 yrs before they dxed my mother & only dxed me when I moved to secondary progressive MS. Hope you get some answers. All the best.

popsie
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 271
   Posted 10/18/2008 11:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I also agree with Gretchen in that I would not lightly undertake a LP esp cos your dr says it will not guarantee a DX. :-)
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