• Frustrated!!! Frustrated!!!
    May 14, 2010
    What kind of doctor do you need if you suspect you may have MS?
    Frustrated!!! Frustrated!!!
    May 14, 2010

    What kind of doctor should you see if you suspect you have MS? What are the symptoms? What kind of tests are run to confirm a diagnosis?

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  • Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    May 19, 2010
    Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    May 14, 2010

    Hi frustrated!!

     

    I understand have very frustrating and scary it can be when you have unexplained symptoms and are looking for a diagnosis.  I also have MS as well as RA.

     

    This is a post on our sister-site for MS which talks about MS and its diagnosis.  Please check out "Beginner's Guide to MS: Do I Have MS? What does it take to get diagnosed with MS?"  This should answer some of your questions.

     

    Also, you can come ask your questions at MultipleSclerosisCentral.com where we have a supportive community of MS patients and folks who are not yet diagnosed.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.  I'll try to answer the best I can.

     

     

  • Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    May 20, 2010
    Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    May 14, 2010

    I'd recommend you check out our Multiple Sclerosis site for more information about the disease and posts on all aspects of living with it. They also have a Q&A section that will likely be more help to you than ours here on the RA site.

     

    Good luck!


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  • Hope May 14, 2010
    Hope
    May 14, 2010

    you need a neurologist.  He'll do a nerve study and a mri.  You could have several different symptoms.  My uncle startedout with tingling in his right hand then could not use it that whole arm correctly.  My GP told me that the bladder is the first thing to go, not being able to hold urine.  But according to my rhuemy that some biologicals can cause ms like symptoms.  MY feet and hands feel like they fall asleep at the wrong times, like when I'mtyping or driving.  I also get a numb tingleing sensation in my face.  Ms runs in my family it has been in every generation, so I can see why you would be worried if you have symptoms.  I won't go to the dr for tests I'm a big chicken.... let me know how it goes.

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