Could this be MS? Just want an opinion

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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/3/2009 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone

Im a 19 years old male suffering from anxiety. I have been diagnosed with anxiety from my family doctor and have done a CT scan from my Head, an MRI from my neck and full blood examination which came back normal But i havent done an MRI from my head and my main concern is MS.

Today i was walking in my room when all of a sudden I started feeling this aura in the side of my eyes. It was like this thing forming in the corner of my eyes. It was kind of like electric reactions and these electrical waves. So I started freaking out I called my Mom and im like im going blind Mom. So she told me she doesn’t think its anything serious. I had this aura and this patch in the corner of my eyes and felt like everything was dissolving. I could even see it when I closed my eyes and when I tired to stare at that spot it would just move further to the corner of my eyes. It like started from the middle and would move to corners as I tried to follow it with my eyes. It went away after 10 minutes or so but really scared me. I kind of got a headache after but its not that bad.

I have also been having these muscle twitches and sharp, tingling, buzzing pain, more like electricity being connected to my hands, fingers, and toes. First I thought it could be related to me sitting behind the computer but its not because its all over my body. Its like someone pokes me with a pin or needle and it comes and goes during the day.

I really have no one to talk to and here is the only place and I can talk to people and ask for an opinion. I dont know why but i have always been scared of MS. If I tell my girlfriend about this she would make fun of me and tell me stop being such a kid you don’t have MS and you don’t have anxiety. You are just trying to make things up. If I tell my mom she would say these are all anxiety related and you don’t have MS. If I tell my doctor he would tell me not to worry. 4 days ago I went to my family doctor to get my Rabies vaccine and I told him that im really worried about MS and hes like you have a lot of other things that you need to worry about like the start of university not MS. but with all these symptoms how can i not worry.

These are all my symptoms
needle, pin kind of pain in my right hands but sometimes it happens all over my body (the explanation my mom has is because i spend a lot of time behind the computer)
muscle twitches in different parts of my body (legs, hands, back)
sometimes while going to sleep my whole body jerks and i cant control it.
i feel tired a lot (doctor thinks its due to my anxiety and me being on the computer all the time and not being active)
vision problem (like i explained above)

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   Posted 8/4/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hmmmm. Rabies vaccine??????

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   Posted 8/4/2009 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
yes Rabies vaccine..thats not causing my symptoms for sure, i had had these symptoms long before i got my rabies shot..and i got my rabies shot because i was bitten by a stray cat but found out the cat belonged to someone after i got my first shot so i just continued with the treatment to be on safe side..

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   Posted 8/4/2009 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
There is no difinitive test for MS.  It is a process of ilimination.  My doctor told me i didn't have MS after i had an MRI even after the doctor who reviwed my MRI listed possible MS as my diagnosis and said i should have further testing.  my doctor said it was the stress of my hectic schedule and i needed to find a way to cope with the stress.
I went to a neurologist who only deals with MS patients, he performed a spinal tap and reviewed my MRIs, he diagnosed ne with MS.  You should discuss your symptoms with a neurologist who specializes in the area of MS.  Your neighborhood neurologist may not know what he is dealing with.  This was my situation after i pushed my doctor for a referral to my 1st neurologist.  He told me i was young and healthy and MS was not possible.  What an idiot he is.  YOU HAVE TO FIND A NEUROLOGIST WHO SPECIALIZES IN MS.
i wish you well.

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   Posted 8/4/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you SOIFIA

what were your very first symptoms?

i doubt i have MS because the needle pain i had went away after two days and i kind of realized it was due to my posture while using the computer...the vision problem i had seems to be a silent migraine which goes away after few minutes and i get a headache afterward..something that runs in our mom has it too..i will go to a NEURO as soon as i get other symptoms like numbness, dropping things, but for now i think i should be more concerned about my anxiety

god bless you all
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