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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/28/2009 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I was looking up information about MS and found this site. For the last year I have been having tingling sensation on my right shoulder and sometimes my sense of touch seems to numb. sometimes my sense of touch becomes dull, like I have layers of clothes on the area I am touching. Also I am constantly tired and sometimes my body feels so heavy, especially my shoulder, arms and legs that I cant move until I get a massage. I am also havign difficulty with my memory.
I have been to a neurologist and had an MRI done but they didnt find any signs of MS. My doctore thinks it just may be stress but I dont think that is the case.
I want a second opinion but is it worth it if the MRI came up as negative?
Could my symptoms be becasue of other things that you may know of that I should look in to?
I would greatly appreciate your help.

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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 1852
   Posted 8/29/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Zakia =)
    I'm sorry you are having the problems that you are.   While your symptoms don't really scream MS, you might have to be your own health advocate here in finding the cause.     There are a lot of things that could be causing the problems.  Have you seen a rhuematologist?   I say that because it sounds like massage helps you.   Don't totally dismiss the stress issue, it may or may not be, but it can have a huge impact on the body indeed causing some of what you are experiencing.   I hope you feel better soon. 

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 9/9/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
You mentioned that you had an MRI, but an MRI of what?  Brain MRI's are pretty commonly done to check for MS, but it is possible to have a normal brain MRI and still have MS.  I went undiagnosed for four years because my lesions are on my spinal cord.  My brain MRI showed no lesions, but MRI's of my spine did show damage.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer (Romans 12:12).

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