Posted 10/27/2006 8:25 AM (GMT -6)
Actually, your symptoms don't sound like MS at all. Sounds more like anxiety or hyperthyroidism.
MS usually causes extreme fatigue, numbness and tingling, muscle spasms and stiffness, visual problems, urinary and bowel problems, balance problems, etc. And no two people with MS will have the same symptoms, since different lesion placement causes different effects for each person.
MS cannot be diagnosed by a blood test (would sure make it a site easier on those of us in Limbo if it could be!) Instead, MS is diagnosed by ruling out other conditions which can mimic the symptoms. This includes blood tests for those other conditions, MRIs on which typical MS lesions can be seen, spinal taps to examine the spinal fluid for proteins and white blood cells, and evoked potential tests which measure auditory, visual, and somatosensory responses.
Have you discussed your concerns with your doctor? Hope you get some answers soon.
Living in Limboland!
Post Edited (Shashi) : 10/27/2006 7:37:51 AM (GMT-6)