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Is this MS? Or is this fibromyalgia?

So here are my symptoms: for the last 5 weeks
Muscle pain on arms, most frequent on legs, sometimes on heels
Rib cage pain
Shoulder, Neck pain
Visual:  Zig zag line with eye movement on both eyes for the past 2 weeks.
All pains can be burning.  I also get tingling, pins and needles and electric shocks.  EMG, EEG, bloodwork, eye exams all normal.  I feel a bit off balance.  When I walk, at times, I feel a heavy pressure on my head, neck and shoulders and my legs feel heavy and I get pins and needles.  Symptoms are worse when I'm tired or hungry.  I also get nerve tics.  Neuro #1 thinks I have migranes (migraines) with no headaches.  Neuro #2 thinks we should wait a few more weeks and see what happens.  Neuro #3 wants me to get an MRI on the head and one on the neck, she's looking for tumors.  Neuro #4 thinks I I'm suffering from fibromyalgia.  Any thoughts?
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Interesting liz0629. I just joined this site today because I have been having symptoms similar to yours, expect I don't have the zig zag line with eye movement..could you describe this further? I had an MRI a few weeks ago, and it showed 3 lesions on my brain, yet my neurologist is not concerned that it's MS...I am clueless and despite my symptoms, he wasn't worried, so now I'm back at square one. I do think I need a 2nd opinion, but since I'm in nursing school at the moment, finding the time is very difficult, especially after I feel like I've seen every specialist on the planet!  I have been seeing a neurology chiropractor who has been helping me a little bit. I would definitely suggest getting that MRI done. Do you ever have trouble swallowing? That's another symptom of MS and extreme fatigue. I have almost all of your symptoms, so I'm curious to hear more and keep up to date.
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I don't have a hard time swallowing.  As for the vision, it looks like a little thin line that floats.  I'll keep you posted to my MRI results.
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Hi,

From your post it seems that it could be either migraine or fibromyalgia or both. However nothing can be said for sure without a clinical exam and looking at the test reports.
It will help us to know if you have a family history of migraines and what treatment are you currently on.

Thanks
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I've had bad migraines in the past which were calmed by taking imitrex.  I'm not taking any medications, I only take supplements such as vitamin b12, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin d.  What can be causing the weird vision?  Also, I wake up every night at 4 or 5 am and feel afraid, and I have weird dreams about feeling lonely, and about death. I sometimes think it's fibromyalgia, last weekend for about 2 hrs my right leg hurt so much and I had muscle spams, it felt as if it was on fire especially around the thigh an knees.  Thanks for the response.
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I got the MRI results today.  The brain MRI is normal, no lesions, nothing abnormal.  The cervical spine one says the following:    There is a slight reversal of the cervical lordosis and there is a mild torticollis convex to the right.  These findings could be related to positioning, but could also be due to muscle spasm.
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