Could it be MS?

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   Posted 12/7/2011 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Im a 35 Year old female. I'm already living with anxiety and panic disorders, hypothyroidism and PVCs.

I have so many weird symptoms and when I tell the doc she says that it either anxiety related or thyroid related, and even though I have brought up being screen for MS she brushes me off and pretty much isn't going to do it.

This is a list of all my symptoms, maybe someone out there cab advise me.....

I'm clumsy, like I bump into walls and have to grab things twice to pick them up.
I get hot fingers (not all, just one will be burning like it's on fire)
Twitching fingers (again, usually just one finger)
Numbness on the Top of my foot or on my thigh.
Numbness and tingling in my hands and sometimes feet
When I look down, sometimes it feels like the bottom of my feet are vibrating!
Joint pains
Terrible calf pain
Back pain
Feeling like one arm or leg is heavier than the other
My eye sockets hurt
I see white spots. (not like a floater)
Uncontrollable head movements
Feeling like there is a tiny bug crawling under my face
Always always cold!
Tired and sluggish alllllll day no matter how much sleep I get!
I'm becoming so forgetful

ANY advice at all would be appreciated!!!!

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   Posted 12/7/2011 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
While some of your symptoms are common in MS, some are not typical. Joint pain, uncontrollable head movements, always being cold are not usual MS symptoms. The othe thing is that symptoms you described can be associated in lots of other issues including the thyroid and anxiety disorders. It could also be Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, metabolic disorders, HIV/AIDS, meningitis, severe allergies etc.

Ask your doctor what else could be causing these things? If she or he says anxiety then ask how to treat those symptoms. Then at least you will have given that treatment a chance and you can ask for further testing.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

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   Posted 12/7/2011 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
They want me to take anti-depressants! I'm not depressed! But rather frustrated at times. I don't really have allergies, no high BP, HIV neg. Thanks for the response! Really appreciate it!!!! :)

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   Posted 12/8/2011 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   

You should really look into Lyme disease -- but don't leave any stone unturned! You do need to be your own health advocate.

Come on over to the Lyme forum if you want to ask some questions.
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