Short Term Memory and Shock Sensations

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fitgal
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Date Joined Mar 2011
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   Posted 11/12/2012 6:04 AM (GMT -6)   
good morning!  I have not been diagnosed yet, however I am seeking info from those who have been diagnosed.  I have two brain MRIs with multiple lesions in the periventricular area suggestive of MS.  After the first MRI the radiologist's opinion was MS.  The first neuro agreed but I went for a second opinion.  The second neuro said no and not to come back (not exactly in those words but it was as if I could hear the door slam on the phone).  My PCP send me back because of my symptoms and the new MRI shows the lesions and this radiologist agrees with the report from the first radiologist.  Now I am awaiting an appointment with the new neuro.
 
The biggest problem I am having right now is my short term memory.  I am in customer service and it is getting to the embarrasing point.  I help someone, sometimes extensively, then they walk away.  Just a few minutes later they come back and I offer assistance and they are shocked that I am greeting them as if it is my firt time seeing them. 
 
I am also having trouble with spelling/writing/typing.  I can't write in ink anymore because of errors.  I just don't write the right letters even though I know how to spell (spelling bee champ in school :) ).  Even typing this is taking me a while due to corrections.  There are a few more cognitive problems but this is already long enough and I have to go to work. 
 
Any comparisons or suggestions?
 
Also - aside from the normal shock sensations - anyone's triggered by sounds such as a cough, clock chiming, even voices, etc?
 
thanks

Gretchen1
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   Posted 11/12/2012 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
It does sound like MS. You need a reasonable explanation for the lesions. Insist upon that explanation from the new neurologist. I hope this new neuro is an MS expert.

I am confused by the shock sensations. What is a normal shock sensation?
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.
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