• sommer 6 sommer 6
    September 23, 2009
    What is the difference between fibromyalgia and MS?
    sommer 6 sommer 6
    September 23, 2009

    I've been told that with having fibromyalgia, MS can appear and as I've had symptoms of MS I am wondering if any one knows more about this.

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  • JoshuaY September 23, 2009
    JoshuaY
    September 23, 2009

    As they do not know what causes MS the only thing in common from Fibro and MS are the symptoms.  Several symptoms of MS are exact symptoms of Fibro.  I'm in the process now of diagnosing MS.

     

    A person with fibro of course can have MS just as anyone else.  Fibro mimics a lot diseases, syndromes and illnesses and a lot of patients have to go through the lab work and tests for MS before being diagnosed with Fibro!

     

    Fibromyalgia in my knowledge has no direct connect with MS.  MS is a disorder of the Mylein Sheath that coats the nerve roots in the brain an spinal column.  The body creates AntiBodies that attack this fatty surrounding of the nerve leaving it exposed creating funny sensations in the body, blindness and inability to move limbs.

     

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    • sommer 6
      September 23, 2009
      sommer 6
      September 23, 2009

      thank you for your reply but here were i live no doctor seems to want to listen as aug 2007 i went to be normal and woke up not feeling well as the day went on i losted my speech and power of my right leg i was taken to hospital and had a ct scan and was told that part of my brain had closed down it was then i started the pain all over sometimes unbearable and the stiffness i get numbness in hands and feet take spamis in legs and have now started the blindness that comes and goes i have already been diagnosed with fibro and like ms i take a relaspe but i thank you for you helpSmile

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    • JoshuaY
      September 23, 2009
      JoshuaY
      September 23, 2009

      Maybe you can google Neurologists In Your City and find something?

       

      I think you need to see a doctor asap! Especially with the temporary blindness and numbness in the extremities, those are symptoms of MS.

       

      Get another MRI WITH Contrast of your brain and spinal column.  Keep me updated, and I HOPE everything is well.

       

      Take one step at a time as the MS stuff is scary, I suffer from the occasional distorted vision and weakness in my legs.  I fall a lot lol, but I just handle it as best I can!

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    • sommer 6
      September 25, 2009
      sommer 6
      September 25, 2009

      hi sorry only get back to you now but was at hospital getting results of mri of my spine turns out that i have osteoarthritis on the spine just some more pain to add to list lol.

      im sorry about your ms as i know it can be scary as i use to work as a carer and we had a lot of ms clients all at different stages and also a chum which has just been diganosed with it she also has a thing on her brain called balo's it ment to be very rare but as you say you do learn to get along with the good and bad days and i hope you have more good than bad keep in touch

                                             Thanks

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  • Cindy Cunningham August 09, 2014
    Cindy Cunningham
    August 09, 2014

    Hi sommer6,

     

    I know it has been a long time since you posted your question, but I was wondering if you had a diagnosis and treatment plan.  I know that you mentioned the diagnosis of osteoarthritis.  I would love to hear an update!

     

    As you probably know by now, MS and FM symptoms do sometimes overlap, so it is possible to confuse the two.  Only your doctor can make the final decision regarding your diagnosis and treatment plan.

     

    If you are still interested in reading more on this topic, you might check out these articles:

    10 Surprising Facts About Arthritis

    Fibromyalgia – An Overview

    Big Antiviral Trial Could Usher in New Treatment Era for Fibromyalgia

    MS Awareness Month: My Diagnosis Story

     

     Hope you are well!

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