Industrial exposure to grease and anxiety

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   Posted 1/23/2017 3:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I work in overhead cranes in steel plant .i come in contact with chemical and oils though for few days in a month while working.Recently i am developing symptoms like when i cross my legs for a few min i develop tingling which is unusual.Difficulty in swallowing.ringing in ears and constipation which goes away by taking husk.Sometimes i feel mild burning symptoms and during morning when i wake up i see varicose veins in my legs.I have done all types of tests ranging from liver to kidney.All tests value are within range.mri of cervical spine also done.I am panicked.I am now 27 years old from India and working since 2 years.I was diagonised with low vitamin d.what is the next step i should do.Should i go for brain mri.I have an appointment with a neurologist tomorrow.Previously doctor have diagonised me as me having irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety .Is this really anxiety or sideeffects of exposure to all industrial pollutants .I remember for not wearing gloves for few days.Before working i had no symptoms of these disease.I shall be highly grateful if u help me in this regard.I am really worried so as my family members over my health issue

Post Edited (Abin1989) : 1/23/2017 1:42:02 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/23/2017 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum. I hope you find answers very soon. MS shares symptoms with many other diseases and disorders. Hopefully you don't have MS and instead you have something treatable.

Varicose veins are not a symptom of MS. It seems your constipation is from a lack of fiber. Crossing legs while seated compromises circulation. Most doctors advise against sitting that way for that reason.

By all means, wear gloves if you are exposed to chemicals. Take a vitamin D supplement or spend 15-20 minutes a day in the sun with as much exposed skin as you can. Do be mindful of sunburn.
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   Posted 1/23/2017 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Abin1989,

A diagnosis of MS cannot be made on symptoms alone. Many other conditions as well as medications, vitamin/mineral deficiencies and mental health problems, can cause similar symptoms as those seen in MS. MS is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning all other possible causes for a person's symptoms must be ruled out, this is part of the diagnostic criteria (The Revised McDonald Criteria) for Multiple Sclerosis.

The criteria relies heavily on MRI evidence, if you are concerned about MS then a brain MRI is reasonable. Your low Vitamin D could cause your symptoms so it is a good idea to bring your D level back into a normal range either with a prescription D or over-the-counter D supplement. Repeat blood work is needed to check on the progress of increasing D levels, usually every 6 months to a year.

Medications and/or Psychotherapy to control your anxiety. Anxiety can cause physical symptoms which might be similar to symptoms seen in MS. If the anxiety is controlled it is possible for symptoms to improve or completely go away.
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   Posted 1/25/2017 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
The first thing you should do is get your vitamin D level up. Stay away from the pollutants. Might consider a detox program to get the toxins out of your body.

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   Posted 1/29/2017 2:37 AM (GMT -6)   
do you wear ear plugs? in some environments blocking industrial noise does help. i worked with cranes and forks all the time, there is a lot of muck about, wash hands before head on them and off. enclosed environments can do with a good ol' disinfection with spray and bottle. and a spray for the air. some operators are cleaner than others. crossing of legs is apparently not benefical for blood flow and nerve conductivity, as i was reminded on the heart ward!!! keep strong. i don't believe i have ever posted here, but i like forks, cranes, trucks, etc. an old forkie from way back.


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