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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 1/30/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All! Im new here.
I have had some things going on for awhile off and on. I blamed it on a vehicle accident at first - Docs say everything is in order. I recently had an MRI on my back. The primary doc was concerned because it showed Hemitoma's in several places. She referred me to a Neurosurgeon. He said it was nothing to worry about. Thank God. But now they want to do an MRI again in 3-6 months due to lesions that were found. The surgeon referred me to a Neurologist. I have yet to see him. My best friends husband has been diagnosed with MS and after speaking with her she says its sounds alot like what her hubby went thru before he was diagnosed. Here is some symptoms I have experienced off and on for about 2 years.
Unable to walk more than 30 - 40 minutes at a time. I feel extreme heaviness in my lower back, hips and it travels to my knees. It is a severe ache for about an hour after I sit down.
My shoulder go to sleep at night (tingly feeling) it wakes me about every morning. After I get outta bed and sit up for awhile it goes away. I have had extreme fatigue off and on as well. I can sit at my desk and literally close my eyes because I am not able to keep them open.
Occasioanlly I get this numb tingling in my left leg that drives me insane.
I have had bouts of anger lashing out uncontrollably. I thought this was PMS and the OB has put me on some antidepressants. It is helping, but not entirely.
I have bouts of not being able to concentrate or remember a thing. It is very irritating. I am only 46 years old and pretty sure it isnt Ahlzeimers yet.
And finaly, I have never been so clumsy and loose my balance like I have off and on in the last 18 months or so. I sometimes think my legs are being controlled by someone elses brain.
So has anyone had any of these symptoms? Just thought I would get a little feed back prior to my first appt with the neurologist.
Thanks to everyone on here in advance! Have a great Friday and weekend.

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3571
   Posted 1/30/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello there and welcome to the board.  I am sorry you are not feeling well.  The lesions are troubling, but your symptoms are not real MSish.  All of your symptoms seem to come and go.  For the most part, this is not how MS works.  With MS, there is permanent brain damage and or spinal cord damage.  For example: I have numbness but it does not come and just stays.  I got the numbness from an acute flare of MS.  I have had that numbness ever since.  I have chronic vertigo and balance problems.  It gets worse in the heat or when I am sick, but it never goes away. 

You do seem to have something going on.  I am glad to hear that you are seeing a neurologist.  Below is a link to a great site that explains the MS diagnostic process.  Good luck.


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.

Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 41
   Posted 1/30/2009 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Hiya and Welcome,

I was diagnosed with MS early 2008, my symptoms started with numbness in my face which lasted a few weeks, then I took dizzy spells which the doc put down to an inner ear infection. this was bout year before being diagnosed with MS, so i can understand how frustrating it is for you and also at times scary and upsetting.

Everyone who has MS has different symptoms as one of my symptoms was rapid eye movement that lasted 10 days and at one point my whole body had the numb feeling.

I know I havent really been much help to you but just wanted to say Hi and on this forum everyone is really friendly and helpful and I have had some good advice from the other members.

I hope you find this site as helpful as I do and hope you too have a good weekend.



Meche xx

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 1/30/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Gretchen 1 & Meche ~
Thank you for the warm welcome and the info. I did check out the website and will be looking at it more over the weekend. This is a wonderful site. :)
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