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   Posted 11/15/2013 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been told I have lyme disease but I was never worked up for MS. I have a lesion in my spine and I am having terrible headaches, stiff neck, burning on my skin anxiety heart palpitaitons. I had a rash on my arm about 2 yrs ago. I have muscle pain, weakness, and foot pain.

does this sound like MS? I am seeing a neurologist next week and want to know what tests should be done?

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   Posted 11/16/2013 1:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Brain MRI, a. Neurological exam checking reflexes and responses, evoked potential (vision, hearing and extremities), lumbar puncture.

You may not be evaluated for MS since you have a diagnoses of Lyme. MS is a diagnosis of exclusion. You must not have any other diseases that could account for your symptoms.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

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