Gretchen, Thank you for your reply. I very much appreciate it. I have been doing quite abit of reading on MS in the last few months & feel, as you do, that the muscle or connective tissue involvement is not MS. My GP & Neurologist keep saying anything is possible with MS.
Symptoms can be (it all depends upon where and how much of the brain is damaged) numbness, tingling, nerve pain, vision impairment or blindness, spasticity, fatigue, heat sensitivity, bowel and bladder issues, balance problems.
I do have all of these symptoms. Some I attributed to Fibro or CFS, but others I have been asking about for years but they come & go. I will have the symptoms for a few days or months & then they will be gone, so strange. I had a barrium swollow done last month & found that my esophagus muscles are weakening, could be from neve damage? who knows but swollowing is becoming difficult.
When everything began, my original symptoms were loss of core muscles &/or numbness in my pelvis, dizziness, vertigo, loss of balance, double vision, fatigue & sleep issues. Most of these lasted at least 6 months before going away. They, of course, returned again & again. Most or all of the symptoms you gave were attributed to Fibro by every doctor I saw. Needless to say I have I have seen a lot of doctors. Most thought I was just lazy & needed to exercise. I saw my GP yesterday, he said I have neurologically gone down quite abit since last month. I must see a Rheumy as soon I can get in.
I think Fibro & CFS & possibly a muscle problem has muddied the waters abit. It's like unraveling a ball of yarn to find what goes where. LOL
Thank you again for your reply. Healingwell is such a good place to come for answers & for support. Hugs, Denise
I have: Fibromyalgia-dx'd: 2006, ME/CFS-dx'd: 2006, Holt-Oram Syndrome dx'd 1975, reduced lung capacity dx'd 2009, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.
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