Does this sound like MS?

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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 9/4/2010 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
One day I felt tired, I wound up staying in bed for the next 2 1/2 months!  smhair I became so weak I couldn't hold my head up. My head was really hurting. My lower back felt like a firework show of shooting pain, continous spasms and horrible buning pain which soon occured from my neck down, except the front of my torso. Every day was a nightmare of pain! Sometimes decreased sensation, sometimes feel pain from touch, joints hurt, achy and numbness for hours. My body and head can bobble like an infants, my knees buckle and I have very little stamina. My calves and knees can feel so tight and contracted. My feet and legs are swollen. My motor skills were bad and I still do not walk right. My thinking skills have declined. This has been going on for 3 1/2 months. I've had a ANA, Cat scan and back X-ray. My  neuro says the Gabapentin I'm taking is all that can be done. I take pain meds. all day. I want to know what's going on with me and if I'll ever have a normal life again. Have you had such horrid experiences with Dr.s? Do you have any ideas about what's going on with me? Does this sound like MS?

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   Posted 9/6/2010 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
your writing does not give enough information to really respond to the problems however i can say it has a familiar ring to  it...........reminds me of spaces i have  been in before. I could say one thing right at the outset; opiate type pain killers can give me the symptoms you mention. I take Ibupoferen for pain because it is an anti-inflammatory. you might want to see if you may be allergic to some ingredient in the pain pills. Some pain pills bother some people really a lot and the don't even know it. It took me a long time to figure it out. But of course there are your other symptoms that could be from almost any thing including MS. One thinks of things such as Poisoning by some unknown thing; malnutrition; lyme disease; arthritis; rheumatism; etc. These things are not always easy to diagnose and also are often misdiagnosed. Doctors like simple things. If your symptoms don't fit into a well known pattern then things can get time consuming and costly to investigate. It is hard to match up with a doctor who is in your vibe and type and can communicate with you. Nobody has time. When I went almost totally blind with MS in 2001 the doctors were the worst damagers of my health and life as they just would not listen to me and would not put 2 and 2 together. So I have permanent vision damage as I was given nothing to stave off this violent attack I had of MS and optical neuritis. I ened up eating out of garbage cans and dragging down the streets like a paralyzed nut. Finally I improved and now almost 10 years later I am almost back to normal comparatively speaking. At times my sypmtoms included things like you speak about but I also know dozens of other conditions can cause the same symptoms. smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 9/7/2010 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm new as well but have experienced the same type of issues. Still no dx but 3 Drs think MS and the 4th told me I had no symptoms for Ms that it was Fibromyalgia. Stick with what u know and continue to seek answers. What tests have u done? Blood work? How long has This Been going On or has it recently started? It could be either, both, or something different but Don't give up until u feel satisfied with the results!! Keep ur head up!
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