ok...so I am worried.

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   Posted 8/19/2012 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay, maybe I am panicking but I am worried. Over the last 12 years I have had vertigo and dizziness which in turn caused balance problems. I have (touch wood) been ok for a couple of years ever since doing a candida diet and put the problems down to a candida problem. For around a year now I have had pins and needles, sciatica and sometimes a burning sensation on my legs, hands and arms. It comes and goes, sometimes it is severe and sometimes not. I have been to my doc and was told it was wear and tear on my spine and too put up with it. I was not happy to be brushed of so easily and asked for an xray, I get the results in a few days. There is a history of auto immune disease in my family. My 3 year old daughter has JRA and my mother developed arthritis at a yound age. My uncle was diagnosed with motor neuron disease and is doing well after having a terrible time and doc have now admitted they don't know what is wrong with him. Yesterday morning I woke up with half of my lower lip numb, it was fine with in seconds but I am worried that these symtoms are MS. I had a MRI done 2 and a half years ago as doc wanted to check out why I was dizzy and it came back clear. Ant thoughts or do you think I am overreacting? Thanks.

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   Posted 8/19/2012 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
The good news is your vertigo is gone. That was my presenting symptom and I still have it. While some of my symptoms vary a little bit during the day. For the most part, my symptoms are permanent and related to the damage to my central nervous system. My vertigo and balance issues are related to several lesions on my cerebellum. It is a good sign that your symptoms come and go; it may not be MS. I do worry that you have a strong auto-immune pattern in your family. You need a new MRI to see if you have developed lesions typical of MS. See a neurologist and preferrably an MS specialist.

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   Posted 8/20/2012 2:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Gretchen1, all advice is much appreciated.

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   Posted 8/21/2012 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   

I am so glad to have found this posting. I am very scared myself as I think I may have MS as well. My symptoms are as follows and started around 2 years ago:

Extreme chronic daily headaches, Fatigue, Sharp pains that shoot through my body, seizures, legs give out from underneath me (2x), slurred speech, blurry vision (only in right eye), jerking and twitching (uncontrollable), bladder problems (actually just had surgery on the 14th), and several other things.

I think my neourologist thinks I'm crazy or something because he has ran an MRI and a CT scan and they both came back normal. On the 27th I'm having a 24hr EEG take home test to monitor my brain activity. I am the one who will bring up the possobility of having MS at my next appointment.  I just don't want to think I am going crazy and that there is something medically wrong with me and I wish they would just hurry up and figure it out.

Thanks for listening, I appreciate it. Feels nice to be able to vent without someone thinking you're bonkers...LOL yeah

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