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What am I to do??

Since I may only get one chance to submit a question, I am going to give you the whole story and let you decided what I should do.
In January of 2000, I hit my head coming down some stairs. I began to have headaches and as a result I was diagnosed with a slight coma. This lasted a long time and because of the various symptoms I was having (dizziness, confusion, and the like) I went to see a neurologist. He told me it was just a concussion and that I would be fine. After a few months (about April or may) I began to have muscle twitching on various parts of my body. It seemed to have no rhyme or reason. Along with that I began to have a tingling and twitching in my head. These symptoms caused me to go and revisit the neurologist. He ordered and MRI of my head, which he said came back ok.
Symptoms kept going but I just figured they would be ok. They would stop for a while and then start back up but in different places. About June, I began to have more muscle twitching. These tended to be in various places but I began to notice them in my legs (just above my knee) often. These have come and gone with interesting patterns.
What I am writing about now is a tingling feeling I have been having in my head and sometimes back of my neck, upper part of my back and in my arms as well. This comes at various times but I have noticed that when I scratch my back up high by my neck, this tingling sensation will happen. Along with these symptoms comes what I can best describe as an electric shock. This will happen in my face or somewhere and it will cause me to react in a jumpy manner. That is, when I get "shocked", I feel as though my body jumps. All these things are really worrying me and I do not know what to do about it. I am worried about MS but the neurologist said the MRI should have ruled that out.
Any suggestions about what it might be or could be MS??  YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!  Thanks!!!!!
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Dear Inetprez:

Sorry that your having problems.  If I understand your posting, everything seem to start with the head trauma in Jan 2000.  Before that time you were prefectly healthy, with no adverse signs or symptoms of a neurological condition.  I am not sure what to make of a "slight coma" but sounds like your doctor indicated that you had a concussion.  How long did you loose consciousness or did you ever have this with your trauma on the staircase?  The MRI of the brain is normal which is always a good sign.  Most of your symptoms do not sound like MS.  The lack of waxing and waning of symptoms also suggests something else from MS.  The fact that your symptoms began with a trauma also suggest that it is not MS.  The incident on the staircase is the likely thing to begin to see if it was responsible for the symptoms your having.  Has the cervical spine been examined by MRI?  What about the neurological exam-normal?  I think I would purse this initially as many of your symptoms may be associated with trauma induced spinal cord changes.  

Sorry, that I am not much help.


CCF Neuro MD
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what is waxing and waning of symptoms?
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WAXING AND WANING MEANS: that your symptoms come and go they are not persistant and steady..in other words sometime they are there and sometime they are not...Hope this helps  Betty
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You may have caused a misalighnment of the cervical spine when hitting the wall, especially if it was hard enought to case a slight concussion. You would do well to visit a Chiropractor and have this evaluated. Get a referral from someone you know or call your states Chiropractic association for help.Wht suffer longer than nessecary?
Good Luck!!
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I have been going to the chiropractor for almost a year now dealing with this situation. Not much help and things still are going on in my body
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