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I've had some weird things for a while but didn't think much about it till my hand got a pain that wouldn't go away. It seems to come and go. I went to my pcp and she xrayed my hand. I've had an EMG (nerve test) that came back normal. I have a physical in about a week but I'm thinking I need to go see a neurologist.

I've had a couple of insomnia nights...back to back. I'm tired but not tired. I'm having back pains and tightening of my leg and hand. Something is definitely going on.

Are there things I can be doing to lessen some of the symptoms?
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987762 tn?1331031553
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Hi and welcome to our little MS community,

I agree something is going on but it doesn't necessarily mean it's MS, I think you might have more of an idea of what it could be after your physical. I'm assuming your physical would include some 'basic' neurological tests too.

Without knowing what it is, i'm finding it a bit hard to come up with any thing specific that would help, sorry!

Cheers............JJ
1831849 tn?1383231992
Hi LT - Welcome to the group.

What you descirbe may be related to MS. It may also be attributed to many other things. I think your PCP visit is well timed. I would certainly bring all f these issues up when you meet.

If warranted, MS testing will involve MRI's, blood tests, lumbar punture, eveoked potential testing, nerve conduction studies...Before starting what can be a long and frustrationg process it's important to know that it is necessary.

Kyle
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