I'm having some interesting symptoms that don't fall into the Lupus category. Having one autoimmune disease certainly puts me at risk for other ones. Here's what's happening....
Crazy, sometimes violent muscle spasms (jerking). They come out of nowhere and can send my head jerking out to one side, or my legs, arms, and entire sides of my body. It's really intense. Not little muscle spasms, but huge ones! Sometimes the head jerking gets painful because my neck muscles are so incredibly tight. that leads me to the next part....
What does it mean to have tight muscles with MS? I have really tight muscles in my neck, shoulders and back. Most of the time I can't move my head around. I have very limited mobility.
My speech. Over the last couple of months, I've been having a lot of issues with slurred speach, not being able to form words properly. I know what I need to say but I can't get it out! It makes me feel really stupid.
Difficulty swallowing. Is this a symptom of MS? There are times where I literally can't swallow. Like I've lost all control. It freaks me out.
I do get some weird vision stuff. Sometimes double vision but it only lasts maybe 20 minutes and then goes away.
I have the numbness and tingling, but I've been attributing that to my Lupus. Same with the extreme fatigue stuff. I haven't had an MRI in two years. I definitely am seeing my primary about all this next week. I just wanted some more information to take with me.
Thanks for reading all this!
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35 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety, PTSD. Prednisone, Imuran, Plaqunil, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6,
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