could I have MS at 17 years old?

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   Posted 12/26/2012 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I am only a 17year old female and no I am truly no hypochondriac. Ive just had so many strange aches and pains and MS has matched up to everything in a frightening way. Anyways, these are my symptoms:

Random aches and pains
grogginess upon waking-very weird feeling
EXTREME fatigue
numbness in legs
feeling as though my limbs are no longer there
EXTREME lower back pain and neck pain
weakness in arms legs hands
tingling in legs arms hands
blurred vision that comes and goes
really frightening memory loss
complete clumsiness/imbalance
Jaw pain
Shaking/shakey sometimes and for no reason

I know I should get checked out but the thing is what if this is actually all in my head even though it most certainly doesn't feel like it? I don't want people to laugh at me and I just wish this didn't have to happen right now.

So could I have it though, does this sound like it? Please help.

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   Posted 12/27/2012 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Please will someone respond? :(

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   Posted 12/30/2012 1:42 AM (GMT -6)   
1) No one is going to laugh at you. If you are having these symptoms they are serious and they could get worse if you do not get some help. Go see a doctor. Immediately.
2) I was diagnosed with MS at 17. So it is possible. I had numbness in my legs that spread and caused a loss of balance. One thing that I know about most MS symptoms is that they don't usually come and go. My numbness, for example, was constant. It didn't go away during the day, etc. so i don't know if yours are lapsing and returning or not but that's... what one thing i've heard.
3) A lot of those symptoms do sound like MS. I am not familiar with cases in which they all appear at once, though. My symptom (as you heard above) came by itself. But I am not a doctor and a doctor would have answers to these questions. I recommend you go see a neurologist instead of just your pediatrician/general practitioner, if you can.
Good luck. I'm praying for you. I know this can be scary but you will feel so much better once you KNOW. My scariest moments were when I didn't know what was going on with me and so I couldn't ... DO anything about it. couldn't take any medicine. couldn't take control back...
Confide in someone, get started on the path towards your health.
Keep us posted-- diana

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   Posted 10/20/2013 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I'm 17 as well and am having the same symptoms, did you ever find out the diagnosis?
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