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Do these symptoms sound like MS?

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and a bit nervous about the possibility of having MS.  My symptoms have been going on for quite some time and I was told I have fibermyalgia.  Finally my new doctor has sent me to many specialist and an ENT doctor had me get an MRI.  My primary doctor got the results and told me to go see a neurologist.  He thinks it could be but he is not real concerned about it.  For years I have had chronic fatigue, and vertigo, but now my face keeps going numb, sometimes it stays just in the face, other times it goes down my neck and into arm usually on one side.  I get tingling in extremities, I can't walk straight, always dizzy, very irritable, every loud noise irritates me, even talking.  I get muscle spasms, I'm constipated, and now I'm getting this vibration in my head, I get dizzy and it goes down my whole body and I feel like dead weight.  I also get heavy legs where it feels like I'm carrying a sack of flour on my legs when I walk. Sometimes I feel like I'm in a trance.  I'm aware of what's going on but I cant focus or concentrate. before this was just happening every now and then but now it's turning into an everyday thing.  I've looked up MS symptoms online and I have every symptom on there.  about 6 years ago I had a mini stroke and now this is starting to feel the same way. but almost everyday.  Should I be running to the doctors or just wait for my neurologist to schedule me more tests?
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welcome to our corner

MS usually affects one side or the other and not both.  There are exceptions, of course, and if you google almost any symptom, MS is going to pop up because our symptoms are so varied.

There are many diseases that mimic MS and a good doctor will help you rule out many of them before you turn to an MS neuro.  Some of us have spent years searching for a diagnosis.

It will help you and your doctors if you can make a time line of when symptoms occur and how long they last, its like a road map to them.

Good luck and feel free to hang around; we are all patients but try and help each other, my only request is that you try and break up your posts in paragraphs, several of us can't read long posts, we forget what we've read and such.
352007 tn?1372857881
Hello and welcome to our forums!

I can understand your concerns and rightfully so.  Google can truly cause a person to worry for sure.  I would place your trust in your doctors and allow them to run the tests they need to do (laboratory or diagnostic ie: MRI, etc.).

Personally, I'd wait for the Neurologist visit, providing that its not like a year in waiting of course.  However, it is up to you to decide.  It is your body and apparent symptoms that are affecting the quality of your life.  

I am sure this guessing as to what is wrong and wanting an answer now instead of 3 months from now is maddening.  

Lots of people who are diagnosed with MS went through a lengthy time before they got their diagnosis.  Some had quicker diagnosis.  Some people come here with neurological symptoms that appear like MS, end up being diagnosed with something else.


Hang in there sport and let us know what's going on.

Lisa


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