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   Posted 10/6/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello! My name is Jennifer and I have had problems for 8 years. I got diagnosed with sjogrens syndrome in 2008 and then thyroiditis shortly after and than in early 2009 I found out that I have crohns disease that affects both large and small intestine. Well I had suffered from some unusaul symptoms for a while. I started havin eye twitching, muscle spasms, extreme leg pain, numbness and tingling and problems empty my bladder and have the strond urge to go. well then i started getting headaches and really large bruises for unknown reasons, memory problems and off balance and I kept dropping things , a lot of things I couldt see a 25 year old having trouble with. i was sent to a nuerologist who says he is certain I have MS he sent me for aspinal tap and I am still waiting for the results. I am intersted in other peoples symptoms for reassurance. I have 3 beautiful children and a gorgeous husband but things are getting really hard because everytime I go to the doc and have testing done it comes back as something wrong. I even have passed the immune problems to my 7 year old son , because I developed them while I was pregnant I feel blessed that he is even here. Now once a year all 3 children have to go have a physical and a test for immune antibodies to make sure they are not too high. eyes

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   Posted 10/6/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jennifer,
I am so sorry for all your problems!  You have a lot on your plate for sure!  Did your neuro order an MRI?  That is the usual place to start instead of a lumbar puncture. 
It is not unusual for a person that has one autoimmune disorder to have another.  We have had many post here that have more than one autoimmune issue.  Good luck!
Gretchen  ~  diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.

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   Posted 10/7/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Gretchen is right, the autoimmune family likes to stick together.  It is great that you're doctor is taking you seriously, that's the first step.  Your symptoms could be from MS or any number of other things.  From the symptoms you have listed I would even consider fibromyalgia, which tends to hang out with the auto-immunes.  I hope you figure out what is going on soon so that you can get some treatment. 
It sounds like you find great joy in your family, don't lose that.  It's easy to get discouraged when your body is falling apart, but even on a really bad day, you can still hold your kids close to you and enjoy being a mother.

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


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