• AshleySmashly AshleySmashly
    August 10, 2009
    I think, I have MS...
    AshleySmashly AshleySmashly
    August 10, 2009

    About 3 weeks ago, I had finally had it...I was just not feeling better and went to the doctor. I was just tired of being tired and feeling sick. I just did not feel good. I had an a sharp burning pain in my chest and arm, which I needed him to check out. They did a stress test and ekg and everything looked OK. Within days, I began getting a sensation, I can only describe as "Bee Stings" all over my body. It was aweful! Especially the ones; on the bottom of my feet. Then, I began itching and having small very acute burning sentsationon my hands, arms, legs, feet and face. I thought maybe, I had an algeric reaction to something...days past and I went back to the doctor and just completely broke down. I told him, very seriously that I knew sopmething was wrong with me. I can't put my thoughts together to complete a conversation, I am seeing things, I hurt constently, I am very emotional, I have burning and itching all over my legs and arms, I feel like either something is crawling on my extrimities, I get dizzy, I have trouble swallowing and I am tired constintently and I feel like I am losing my mind...and all of this has just suddenly became acute and I wasn't even acknowledging the precursor symptoms... I just want someone to tell me what's wrong with me.

    So, please if anyone of you have suggestions or similar experiences of some of this; please respond.

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  • Hollyk August 10, 2009
    Hollyk
    August 10, 2009

    Welcome!  I'm not a doctor; but am a patient in Limbo.  If there hasn't been any testing done yet, it could be little early to assume MS.  There are many mimickers that can have similar symptoms; but are treatable.  It is very stressful to be sick and not to know what is wrong with you-that stress can build as you get testing done without a definitive result.  I've been doing this for over 3 years-the closest diagnosis I've recieved is Possible MS; however, the neurologists I've seen are like dualing pianos who can't agree on what song to play.  I've had all other mimickers ruled out and I still have no firm diagnosis.  I tell this to you not to scare you; but to let you know that this may or may not be a long ride.  There is no definitive test for MS; more like a ruling out process.  Some patients are fortunate enough to receive a quick diagnosis; but not one of us is lucky to have it.

     

    My suggestion to you is to find a good doctor who will listen and help you find the answers.  Be prepared for a LOT of blood testing, a MRI, and possibly even neuro psych testing.  The most important thing is to list out all of your symptoms in a journal list dates-keep track of when your symptoms occur and for how long.  Also keep track of when you are symptom free-when it happened and how long.  Make notations of any thing that you might have changed in your diet or new stress/old stress that has been exacerbated by anything.  Keep a support network and don't go in it alone. 

     

    I hope this helps-I know it is scary and it can make you feel nuts-most everyone here has been through something similar.

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  • AshleySmashly August 10, 2009
    AshleySmashly
    August 10, 2009

    Thank you all; for your responses. I had a pretty decent visit with the Doctor. He had me tested for Neuro-Toxins and Heavy Metals. He has also scheduled an MRI for Wed. He was really concerned with heavy metal poisoning...It would not surprise me. I live beside a Bay has had issues with Mercury levels. Never the less, I have 7 family members that have MS, six of which have passed on. So, M.S. is certainly something that I would like ruled out.

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