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Can you get m.s from an mva

I was in an accident in 2011 i was pregnant at the time so i couldn't do much to investigate as to why i was so sick and dizzy they said it was the baby making me sick after he was born healthy i was still dizzy and getting sick i went back and forth to doc who kept telling me i was a hypochondriac who like to get sick eventually i started puking blood and they took me serious did the mri and found something at the back of my head in 2012 a yr later i was told i have ms sent to an ms clinic who told me they dont think its ms they did more test with no more answer till i wrnt blind in the left  eye that was in 2014 when they finally settle on ms and no one treated for ms till 2015 its now 2017 and i hit my head again and had another flare up but my doc says its not because i hit my head it was just my time for a flare up and that u can not get ms from an mva and she will not say that i got this flare up by hitting my head again is this true
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987762 tn?1331027953
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Hi and welcome,

It is very true that motor vehicle accidents have nothing to do with MS, hitting your head will potentially cause a traumatic brain injury but MS is an autoimmune condition that causes demyelinating brain and or spinal cord lesions, completely different causes and type of neurological damage.

I'm honestly confused at how "puking blood" could of had anything to do with MS, it's not a symptom associated with MS but if it lead to you having brain and or spinal MRI's and being diagnosed with MS, it may be a fortuitous coincidence, as in experiencing something your doctors simply couldn't ignore anymore as mental health related.

I would suggest you seriously consider looking through your MS related test evidence, neurological assessments, visual evoked potentials etc and researching MS society articles eg history of MS, your symptoms etc so that you can fully understand the chronic medical condition you have and be the best advocate for your future health....

Hope that helps.......JJ      

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What happen was I get really dizzy at first what I would call like being on a merry on round and Spinning uncontrollable I would tell the docs this if they can make the spinning stop in my head I would not throw up anymore it took two yrs before they would take me serious enough to test my head but for that two yrs I would throw up every time I was awake can't keep anything down and had been to the doc over and over hospital after hospital they just kept giving me pills when they did fine that one lesion at the back of my head no one would say it was MS till I hit my head again by accident and went blind in the left eye then it was oh well u now know u have MS so they told me because I went untreated for 4 to 5 yrs I now have the worst kind of MS it the serve PRMS went from one lesion  to 11 in two yrs and now I hit my head again after two yrs of no relapses went deaf in the right ear and it feels like I only have half a face went for an mri and it show to new lesion in the Bain but they don't say where I have not been taking my MS med for over a yr now I was on Rebif but I felt sicker on it then I did of it I have three kids that were watching mommy have bruise everywhere and getting sick all the time wasn't good after having my baby I couldn't hold him to feed cause it would make me sick I didn't want to do anything or go anywhere after he was born i just wanted to sleep so I didn't puke that's were the blood came in to play cause I puke so much nothing all I had left was my on stomach to throw up and that hurt
987762 tn?1331027953
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Vertigo and or vestibule dysfunction can definitely cause vomiting, bruising, falls, head injuries etc, vomiting blood is extreme but not unheard of with vertigo. We've actually had a few other MSers over the years who've experienced prolonged periods of comorbid issues because of how bad their vertigo episodes at times get...

"Progressive-relapsing MS (PRMS) is the rarest of the MS disease courses, only affecting about 5% of people diagnosed with MS. It is similar to primary-progressive MS (PPMS) because both types of MS are steadily progressive from disease onset. With PPMS, there is steadily worsening of neurologic function from the very beginning, although the rate of progression may vary over time with the patient experiencing occasional plateaus or minor temporary improvements. PRMS also has a steady worsening of neurologic function (disease progression) from the beginning, but with occasional relapses (attacks)

Because MS tends to progress at differing rates and with fluctuating symptoms within each patient, it may not be clear at the beginning of disease onset that a patient has PRMS. A physician may initially diagnose a patient with PPMS until a relapse or exacerbation occurs, then change the diagnosis to PRMS."
https://multiplesclerosis.net/what-is-ms/progressive-relapsing/

Unfortunately disease modifying treatments are primarily unsuccessful for the progressive types of MS, and are not generally prescribed, there are changes coming because in the last year or so they have been developing and researching various disease modifying drugs specifically for the progressive types.

Secondary Progressive MS (SPMS) is the only progressive type that is associated with Relapsing Remitting MS (RRMS), RRMS-ers can still transgress to SPMS after a decade(s) of having RRMS but it can take a few years before SPMS becomes more clear......both Primary Progressive MS (PPMS) and Primary Relapsing (PRMS) are the least common types, they are both progressive from the start, both are less understood and harder to diagnose etc

I would strongly suggest you contact your local MS society, they have a lot of services and support to offer you, you may wish to also consider getting a second opinion on your diagnosis of PRMS with an MS specialising neurologist and get advice on what treatment options are available and or in your best interest....

Hope that helps........JJ  
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