Negative EMGs are not conclusive by themselves, but lean MDs toward a negative MS diagnosis. Some MS diagnosis' are made based on process of elimination, whereas thyroid issues (not the treatments) are more easily defined by lab tests, diagnostic imaging, etc. There's always exceptions, of course, but that's the generally accepted theory. If it helps at all, when I worked with a PCP I saw 4 cases of thyroid cancer (all women)in the 4 years I was with him. At first, it was rough physically for all of them, but eventually things evened out. I am still friendly with the office and haven't heard that any of them have had any further "discoveries". Focus on positive thoughts: Your little girl will always have her mom!
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No EMG as of yet, the neurologist made it sound like that would happen if I started showing physical symptoms. Isn't it funny (not HAHA funny) how thyroid issues & MS have crossover symptoms?
This sounds awful, especially after reading all those posts in the forum, but I would absolutely LOVE to hear that my thyroid is the culprit of everything. You know what the worse thing is? I'm a nurse. I know enough to make me scared but not enough to keep things in perspective. Well, keep things in perspective 'consistently'. My husband is relying on me to keep him informed, but my fear gets the better of me in that department. Do you know if thyroid nodules can come & go? Or if once they're there, they're always there?
P.S. It's been a tough day mentally for me - thanks for being around, Lisa.
Unfortunately, the MRI I had showed lesions and "mild cerebellar atrophy" which is a fairly strong indicator - yet the neurologist 'hesitates' (her word, not mine) to give that diagnosis as my physical exam is not abnormal. But, it's well known MS can be seen in diagnostic tests for years before physical manifestations. Hrmmph, doctors. My actual symptoms fit better with thyroid issues (unlike my hips & butt which fit into nothing these days!) yet my TSH is within normal limits. I have no idea - I just want it to all go away!!
Back to work for me - have a peaceful day,
I wish they had directions on how to work this board! I'm not sure how much that would help - but it's better than trying to figure this out with my mush brain....
I hope you can get thru your day w/o your mind wandering back to the negative possibilities that loom. I kno w, easier said than done. Due to the MRI results, I've also been told I "might" have MS; that piece of news is devastating. I have worked with MS patients before and know what to expect physically. But since I only "might" have it - I'm trying to live in the moment while planning for the future - without letting my mind go whacko.
If you won't be ofended, I'll add you to my prayers......
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