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nursejenn1012
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   Posted 6/30/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
so my c-spine mri was normal, and i had an appointment with my primary md today. i have a positive babrinski test, i am unable to keep my fingers together, with tremors in them. My primary said something is def wrong, but he does not know what. So i was ordered a 3rd mri--this time of my lower spine............i need help :(
God will Give me nothing i cannot handle--i just wish he didn't trust me so much


nursejenn1012
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 7/5/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, thanks for the reply. I have not had an mri of the thoracic region, just brain c-spine, and lumbar. The brain and c-spine were negative, still awaiting the lumbar results, which i am sure will be negative as well. I was unaware I had the Babinski sign until last week, while at my primary md's office, it was positive in both lower extremities. He also said my legs were weak--which i really have never noticed--i've noticed it in my hands and arms before. I can grip an object pretty good, but my fingers get stuck and dont respond to opening well at all. I had a series of symptoms starting in feb of this year--ataxia, constant leg and arm movements, nystagus, tired all the time, very frequent urination. In the middle of all this i had developed bronchitis--it was going around. I do have asthma as well and was started on prednisone for a few weeks, I would say at that point I felt better then ever, awake, able to function like a normal person, i had kept my neurologist appointment anyway. On May 13th--our very first hot night here for the summer--i went to bed, but got this strange feelings in my legs, it sent a shock up my leg and into my spine. It happened every 3-7 mins, ALL night long. Its usually one leg at a time but it affects both legs. I have now found if i keep EVERYTHING off my feet and have them on a pillow i have them less frequent. Some people notice that i limp when i walk, sometimes i can tell , other times i cant, i think its from my calf muscles are so tight, my planter flexion is not happening. i also have wierd tingling everywhere, legs, arms and face. it occurs to some degree every day, most days its very minor. As of now, i have NO diagnosis. My ring and middle finger on both hands constantly want to bend down. My dr will not prescribe anything at this point because he does not want to mask anything--which i understand. I have a emg? test coming up, he said it would be one arm, one leg. I have heard of baclofen. I dont see it used much, but i work on a cardiac unit, so i see ms very infrequently.

Again, thanks for the reply
Jenn
God will Give me nothing i cannot handle--i just wish he didn't trust me so much


nursejenn1012
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 104
   Posted 7/5/2009 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Again, thank you for the reply. Nystagmus is when your eyes shake. Mine occurs when I look to the right. I have not had a spinal tap as of yet. Im sure it is in my future at some point, possibly after my emg test. I did have a blood lyme titre--with negative results. I will look up encepholomy and leukoencephalomy. My cognition intact for the most part, at times I have problems with word recall, slurring words, and the occasional inverting my words. I have been looking around the internet to see if people have been diagnosed with ms and have had no lesions vs how long it takes for a lesion to appear on mri. I am unsure of the quality of mri used here locally, i know some are better then others. Would a lesion be in a place that the mri does not see?

Jenn
God will Give me nothing i cannot handle--i just wish he didn't trust me so much

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