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Tremors, involuntary muscle seizing, spinal fusion.

Shooting pain in left arm from fall, resulting in Cervical spinal fusion 4  years ago.  Recovery successful.  One year ago, hurt same (left) arm when at work, due to over extending neck while reaching behind a piece of equipment.  Treated and pain subsided.  Now experiencing what can only be described as tremors when rest AND active and seizing of the hand when active.  Hand stops moving and clenches on me...but this time in my RIGHT hand from the elbow down.  

Currently being treated for PTSD and severe depression, but tremors and seizing began well before diagnosis or medication was prescribed.  

Unfortunately I have 3 weeks before next visit with the doctor who helped with the initial  injury and could use a little piece of mind.
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Hi there. These multiple neurological symptoms including seizing hands and tremors could be due to a chronic demyelinating condition called multiple sclerosis where the disease phase is characterized by active phase and remissions. It has multiple symptoms and signs and is a diagnosis of exclusion. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are loss of balance, muscle spasms, numbness in any area, problems with walking and coordination, tremors in one or more arms and legs. Bowel and bladder symptoms include frequency of micturition, urine leakage, eye symptoms like double vision uncontrollable rapid eye movements, facial pain, painful muscle spasms, tingling, burning in arms or legs, depression, dizziness, hearing loss, fatigue etc. You have many of these symptoms. The treatment is essentially limited to symptomatic therapy so the course of action would not change much whether MS has been diagnosed or not. Apart from clinical neurological examination, MRI shows MS as paler areas of demyelination, two different episodes of demyelination separated by one month in at least two different brain locations. Spinal tap is done and CSF electrophoresis reveals oligoclonal bands suggestive of immune activity, which is suggestive but not diagnostic of MS. Demyelinating neurons, transmit nerve signals slower than non-demyelinated ones and can be detected with EP tests. These are visual evoked potentials, brain stem auditory evoked response, and somatosensory evoked potential. Slower nerve responses in any one of these is not confirmatory of MS but can be used to complement diagnosis along with a neurological examination, medical history and an MRI in addition, a spinal tap. Therefore, it would be prudent to consult your neurologist with these concerns. Take care.

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It seems a very realistic place to start, as my mother was diagnosed with MS a few years ago.  Unfortunately, I can no longer get an MRI, due to the plate in my neck from my fusion, so the process will be a bit more extensive.

Thank you for assistance.
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   I have ON that lasted three months, and I had it in 09 witch lasted 6 weeks, all my mirs were clean. and I was told that it is very mild ms. I'm a little unsure what they meant. how can I have nothing on my mri and have ms? could I have another demyelinating disease.    thank you.                          
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Guillain Barre Syndrome seems to mimic MS, in my opinion...because of low blood pressure and a elevated Bilirubin on my blood test they think that may also be a potential culprit.  
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...did they do a spinal tap?  
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Hello, I have all the symptoms of MS and am suffering right now...so bad in my legs that it is driving me crazy. I have been ill since '06...right after I had a C5-C6 spinal diskectomy.
I have blurry vision with it always feeling dry, I have temple pain with a lot of other head pains...that strike hard sometimes. I do experience headaches that have been dx'd as Migraines. But, I am worried about the head pains that keep my head feeling tense. The muscles all around my neck are tense and I have to keep them rubbed down with Moxibustion..which, helps my muscles relax some. I can't take Flexoril or Baclofen, muscle relaxers..because they make me vomit. I am hurting everywhere it feels,  but more concentrated in my legs and the back of my neck. My back hurts too and keeps me down in the bed, most times.
My legs hurt so deep in the muscles...down to the bone, it feels with a tensed up pull that aches so bad that you feel you can't take it anymore.
I have been dx'd with Addison's disease, Fibromyalgia, CM(Chiari Malformation) and there is a 6.5 mm deficit there and wonder if that is what is causing all of my grief, but can't get anyone to find the root of the problem. I also have an AVM in my left cerebullar hemisphere, an Empty Sella and Mastoid Effusion(which,no one did anything about and I don't even know what or where it is) To go along with all that...I have 5 disk herniations with hypertrophy.(T7-T12). I have a C2 lesion and all of this it too much and no one is telling me what I should do or how, I could ever live a normal life. Oh, getting tested again for Lyme. I had 4 neg. test results, but seeing a Lyme literate Doc Nov.
I do the best that I can. I have a positive attitude and believe that each day...I have. I am blessed. I know that God is taking care of me. He comforts me.
Thank you for any info on where I should go or what I could do...to get back to me, IF there is any possibility of ever being on my feet again. IS there anyway..that ALL of this is either MS or Lyme...or Parkinson's? I did pull a sheep tic off of me, back in '08 and have been terribly ill for years. I don't believe that a person can have all of this, I don't understand why the Docs can't pinpoint exactly what this is?? I have never had an MRA or Spinal Tap,  but I am not going to have that last one...because I know that it would kill me. I had a Myelogram..and it almost did. I vomited for 20 hours and was down a week in a dark room. I couldn't even lift my head..IT HURT so bad. After, I started vomiting...my hubby got me back to the Hospital that done the Myelogram and they done a blood patch. I have heard where people have actually died...from having a spinal tap though.
I need a functional Doc..and someone to do Prolotherapy on my back. I don't ever want surgery again. I won't make it this time, if I have to go through that again. Neeeed help...is there anyone who COULD help me? I sure wish I could find them. Thanks again...for any response and God Bless. :)
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