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Date Joined Jul 2012
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   Posted 7/31/2012 1:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everybody. I've been very worried about m.s. recently and I was hoping somebody here could help. I just want an honest opinion or direction on what might be going on with me.

I have been under an incredible amount of stress recently. Nearly a month ago, I noticed that the left side of my head was very sensitive...not painful really, but sensitive. It later went away. A few weeks after, the right side of my head became sensitive. One that went away, i began to get a numb (hot and cold) sensation on various parts of the left side of my body. Specifically my left had went numb and tingly. I didnt loose all the feeling in it, but it was clearly different. It also became very sensitive to heat and cold.

I really didnt think much of all this until other things started to happen. My left foot became slightly weaker than my right. Both my hands seemed to develop the numb sensation and they both have swelled up some. They are still tingly and swollen now. I've always had big hands, but they are extra big now. My arms and upper back seemed to get weak and just felt I had been working them out for days on end. My arms are not as mobile and they hurt during certain arm extensions. This comes and goes. I have a burning and irritating (painful) sensation in the left side of my neck that goes from the right ear underneath my chin. It is worse at night and keeps me up. OH, and last but not least, I seem to have lost the ability to hold an erection and have trouble reaching orgasm. Lost a little bit of sex drive perhaps too.I have lost a slight amount of coordination, as I have made a few typing errors trying to type this paragraph that I would not normally make. Oh, and I cant sleep either.

Long story short, Dr. has scheduled me an MRI for later this week. He said this could be a lot of things, but he does believe m.s. is possible. I know that this disease is very broad in how it manifests itself, but if anyone has any opinions on what is going on, please help! Does this sound like M.s.? If not, what else could it be? Im extremely stressed and worried about this. I am a police officer and can barely function at work right now. I am a 30 year old male who is 6 feet, 180 lbs. I have not really lost any appetite, have not had headaches or vision problems, or any real joint pain. Just my hands being swollen and feeling hot and uncoordinated has bothered me the most. I have also not really been all that fatigued.

Any thoughts ,opinions? Does this sounds like stress, a neuro virus that will run its course, or M.s.?

Thank you so much I'm just trying to maintain my sanity right now.

New Member

Date Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 7/31/2012 1:11 AM (GMT -6)   
also I feel slightly "out of body" sometimes. My chest and stomach have become numb on the surface and lost some sensation. Also, I had a very stiff neck in the mornings when I woke up. That is getting better now, but still is stiff.

Thank you.

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 7/31/2012 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi BigWreck,

I saw your post as I was logging into another forum and wanted to tell you I totally sympathize with your MS concerns. I've been going through that for several years now. Anyway, this particular forum on this site is not very active I've noticed and I know you are desperate for opinionns. The MS site is a very active forum. You might want to try posting on that site for quicker responses.
Take care and I hope you get some answers!
DX with Lyme and Erlichosis in January 2010. January-August: Biaxin and Amoxicillian. September 2011 - ? on Rifampin and Zithromax. Symtpoms mostly neuro and have 20 small lesions on brain.
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