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Thursday, August 06, 2009 mrs C, Community Member, asks

Q: having pins and needles down my left side arm leg went to A&E today they said could be MS

been told it could be MS or it could be anxiety!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! anybody been through this?

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Hollyk, Community Member
8/ 7/09 2:02pm

MS can have these symptoms as can a lot of other things; including anxiety.  Anxiety and other mental issues are a canned answer for physicians who don't have a real one.  If they can't find what is wrong with you; then it must be you.  All I can say is that there are folks here who've experienced pins and needles feelings in parts of their body.  No one but a doctor can say it is MS or not.  Do you have other symptoms?  How long has this been going on?  Do you have any new stress in your life or has it increased? 

 

The important thing to remember is to try to keep yourself calm and to remain patient.  It is hard; we all know.  Some of us are still undiagnosed...Whatever it is; you will get through it.  This community is wonderfully supportive!  I pray that you will receive good news as soon as possible!  Let us know!

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mrs C, Community Member
8/22/09 1:08pm

Hi. thanks for reply. Ive just come back from 2 weeks in spain.  That day, when I went  to A&E  was told to go home and take it easy (which is all very well when you have children to look after!)  but my hubby made sure I had a real rest. However its not just down my left side now its also in my right and ive been getting really intense pins and needles in both hands and especially my fingers and also my feet. ive also been getting sharp pains just above eye level at the side of my head.  it doesn last for long (thank god) so not needed to take any painkillers so far!

looking back i really feel i was being fobbed off at the hospital cause i do suffer from anxiety anyway, so it was an easy answer for them. i just feel this is a little more than anxiety!!!!   thanks x

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mrs c, Community Member
9/16/09 6:00pm

i am incontinence with a suprapubic catheter and wear nappy and blood pressure 

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ladygraycloud, Community Member
8/ 8/09 10:38am

HI,

I STARTED WITH TWO TIAS(STROKES) AND YES I NOW HAVE THAT DOWN MY LEFT LEG THAT NOW HAS GONE TO COMPLETE NUMBNESS--I ACCIDENTIALLY BURN MY SELF ON THE LEFT LEG AND DIDN'T KNOW IT UNTIL SOMEBODY MENTIONED THE MARK ON MY LEG-I TRULLY NEVER FELT IT-THATS A LITTLE SCARY! BUT I ALSO HAVE ALOT OF OTHER SYMPTONS BUT JUST CAN'T SEEM TO GET DX-THEY ALSO THOUGHT MINE HAD ALOT TO DO WITH ANXIETY BUT PUT MY SELF IN THE HOSPITAL AND DO HAVE BIPOLAR,ANXIETY DISORDER AND OCD BUT THE MED THEY GAVE HELPED WITH MY DEPRESSION DUE TO THIS MEDICAL PROBLEM BUT HASN'T TAKEN AWAY ANY OF MY (MS) PROBLEMS.

TAKE CARE AND DON'T GIVE UP WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

LADYGRAYCLOUD/SUZANNEWink

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