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Question about MS

Hello. I am just wondering if MS can affect multiple body parts on one side within a small range of time(around 3ish weeks)? For example- I have been experiencing parenthesia like feelings on left side of my face. Sometimes it will travel to the right side but mostly on my left. Also I have tightness in my left hand and slightly up my arm. And I get a numb feeling in my left foot on the sole near my pinky toe. And most recently, I was laughing with my mom and this usually doesn't happen to me but I peed a little bit. I couldn't control it- it just came out. I'm very concerned about these symptoms. And to add to this- I got the depo provera shot around feb. 5th and all of these symptoms started happening after so I am not sure if it could a deficiency of some sort but I have also read that deficiency normally affect both sides? Can someone please explain to me what is happening and that I'm not just paranoid? Because these symptoms are very real
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I have also been seeing an increase in clear floaters in my left eye. I am not sure if this a problem or not. I have anxiety but it has definitely increased since noticing these symptoms.
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Hi and welcome,

I am sure what you are experiencing is real but I wouldn't be thinking of neurological conditions like MS, the sensory issue on your face moves from the left side to the right, MS is caused by lesions in the brain and or spinal cord and MS lesion damage can't cause an issue to move from one side of the body to the other.

Unilateral symptoms are more typical in MS than bilateral but what you've described could literally be caused by lots of things or even be a none issue type of thing with your anxiety connecting and making things more noticeable to you at the moment..

eg You had the depo provera shot about the same time, which could be completely coincidental but it's also possible for you to be having adverse sensory reactions to the depo provera, any numbness, tingling or weakness after a shot should be brought to the attention of your doctor, it's typically not serious though.  

'Stress incontinence' happens when you sneeze, cough, laugh, jog, or do other things that put pressure on your bladder, it's the most common type of bladder issue in women but it's not the same issue as Neurogenic bladder dysfunction.    

Floaters are common and typically harmless and normal, the jelly breaks off and forms floaters, which can be lots of different shapes and sizes. When you first notice them they stand out more but eventually, your brain usually becomes accustomed to the floaters and basically stops bringing them to your attention.

Hope that helps...........JJ

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So ms also wouldn't come on this quickly? I have been looking into anemic disorders
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It's not so much the length of time you need to consider but more importantly the lack of association, what you've specifically mentioned are not typically the type of things that would ever be suggestive of a neurological condition like MS.....the only way i can work out how you could be wondering about MS, is to assume each issue you've specifically mentioned is more than what you've described and overlook MS basics to get it to fit into an MS symptom list.

Unfortunately googling symptoms doesn't differentiate one issue from something totally different and IF you are experiencing anxiety about your health, the last thing you should be doing is googling medical conditions, as googling will typically exacerbate anxiety which wouldn't be helping!

Going to see your family doctor and getting basic blood tests would be the better option to finding out if you do have a vitamin deficiency (eg Iron, vit B, vit D, folate etc) or not and whilst your there, you should mention the sensory issues that have been happening and your increased anxiety since you had the depo provera shot, because it may be a coincidence or related and your doctor is better qualified to help you than dr google will ever be...

Good luck........JJ
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Can ms symptoms come and go within 3 weeks? Like one day one symptoms is a lot more prevalent than another and then a couple days later another symptom pops up
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Also sometimes when I press down on certain areas of my body, it cause another body part to go numb or tingly for a second? For example my nose. If I press down on it my cheek goes numb for a second. Etc etc
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Also now idk if I'm just noticing it more but my bladder feels as if it just randomly leaking. Is this weird or normal? I dont have any urgency or frequent trips to the bathroom. It seems as if it just randomly leaking?
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Random leaking will always be a weird one but it's not necessarily a serious problem, it depends on the causation which could be anything from behavioral to brain or spinal damage. If your not also experiencing other common issues or signs of a urine infection I would suggest you first consider behavior ie leaking if ignore the need to go signals a few times, leaking after urination, leaking on standing etc check out the womens health bladder issues online and you'll find there are many self help tips about.....keep in mind that bladder issues are a very common womens issue and do not necessarily suggest the causation is neurological. I would also suggest you make an appointment with your doctor to discuss these issues.

Cheers....JJ    
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And I'm having a real hard time seeing in the dark and lights from headlights are so bright
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Hi is there anyone to help me
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sorry katie, new site changes might be causing the community some issues, bare with us....
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Okay I hate to be a pain but now I'm feeling a lot of tingling in my left shin area. It's been going on for a couple days now off and on. My symptoms keep changing. Is that usual of ms? It has been almost a month now of recurring and changing symptoms. Some days are worse than others. Someone please help:(
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Kati, If you are overly anxious about MS you really need to go and see your doctor to discuss your situation, your not going to get the type of help you need until you know exactly what your dealing with!

As previously mentioned above:
"It's not so much the length of time you need to consider but more importantly the lack of association, what you've specifically mentioned are not typically the type of things that would ever be suggestive of a neurological condition like MS.....the only way i can work out how you could be wondering about MS, is to assume each issue you've specifically mentioned is more than what you've described and overlook MS basics to get it to fit into an MS symptom list.

Unfortunately googling symptoms doesn't differentiate one issue from something totally different and IF you are experiencing anxiety about your health, the last thing you should be doing is googling medical conditions, as googling will typically exacerbate anxiety which wouldn't be helping!"

MS is 'not' the type of condition that causes many different types of symptoms to appear over a short period of time, MS symptoms don't change from one day to the next, don't rapidly multiply, don't spread, or move from one location to another etc.

It is in your best interest to seek medical attention, the issues you've mentioned experiencing wouldn't be suggestive of a neurological condition like MS, your doctor will help reassure you about MS and help diagnose the actual medical condition you are dealing with......please see your doctor!

      
Thank you so much super mum. You have been really helpful. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to relieve my nerves. It has helped a lot to know somewhere is out there to guide me and calm my nerves.
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Would symptoms of ms come on this fast and move around like this?
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