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Date Joined Jan 2012
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   Posted 1/27/2012 1:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I came across this site whilst googling my symptoms in hope I may find an answer to why I feel like I do. I hope someone might be able to help me.
In 2006 I had a few really bad episodes of dizziness, I was sent for 2 brain scans that year which came back normal. Although now I still feel very off balance and feel like I am walking to one side, I don't have that really bad dizziness. I feel more like my balance is affected, like something is pushing my head down and I have little spells of dizziness. Over the past 5 years I feel I have deteriorated health wise in various ways, I feel just aweful most days and seem to have things adding to my problems, not only do I have this problem with my balance but I also have really bad pain all over, I can't really say if it is joint or muscle (just sore) and really catches me at times if I move in certain positions. I can't even cross my legs anymore, the pain in my groin area is too bad, more like stiffness. I can't sleep very well, I wake up in pain alot. I can't sleep with my arms under my pillow, my shoulders are just too stiff and sore, I can't even take my t-shirt off over my head without very bad pain.  I feel weak, I have some neck pain as well, and tingling in my hands and fingers although the tingling and numbness has subsided quite a bit over the last couple of months, I still have numbness
and tingling in my hands and finger tips. I had tremors in one hand for a few months (this seems ok at the moment). I feel nauseaous at times for no real reason. I lost about 5 kilos quite quickly a few months ago, that is alot for me as I am only 45kgs anyway. I am about 40kgs at the moment and haven't lost anymore but I can't seem to gain any either. I am 5ft 0 inches, 49 year old female. My muscle tone seems very low also. I have had blood tests, all seems ok. I don't feel like I should be like this but my doctor kind of dismisses it because my bloods came back ok. I know I need to go and demand more tests, but does anyone have any idea what I should ask for and also what these symptoms could be caused from.  confused Thank you. 

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Date Joined Jan 2012
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   Posted 1/27/2012 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not a doctor and no expert on MS. I was just diagnosed January 4. I do know the MRI was how they figured out for sure that I have MS. I was told blood tests don't tell them much with MS diagnosis, and it is a condition that mimics so many other things. Try not to worry too much and ask your doctor about an MRI next time you see him.


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   Posted 1/27/2012 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   

You might want to be tested for Lyme disease and other tick borne infections. They could explain your symptoms, including the weight loss, and the fact that your tests come back ok.
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Date Joined Jan 2012
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   Posted 1/27/2012 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Nikki, I appreciate your help regarding these symptoms and yes I think I will suggest an MRI next visit to the doctor. I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis on the 4th, I will be praying for you and all the people posting on healingwell, what a wonderful supportive site.
Thank you very much once again.

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