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Symptoms Of MS Vs Fibro

Symptoms Of MS Vs Fibro

I am so having a struggle not knowing whether its gonna be worth going through with the nerve conduction study due to having numbness in my extremities and I did have a brain MRI which showed a spot on my brain but I guess inconculsive for MS at this point. My younger brother has MS, I have been researching the differences and there isn't much as far as symptoms.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I had a MRI in 1998 to eliminate M.S...because I had my whole left side go numb..and when the numbness left felt like I was walking on glass on the bottom of my feet..as the numbness left my body..the whole left side was tingling and painful..then it returned to normal...except in left leg and foot..it stays numb and tingles..in 2015 returned to a Neurologist and explained to hime that I have had this on and off for years..and it was never diagnosed..so he gave me another MRI.I had no lesions on the brain..but after a long history with him and all my ER visits in hand..he said " you may not have l lesions on your brain but I am treating you as a MS patient.I also Have Trigeminal Neuralgia..which is pain in the nerves on the right side of face can be very painful...which reading about that..its a pre-cursor to MS.I also had a EMG..for numbness on left side..nothing was found.So after all these tests..etc..I reduced all stress in my life..I learned to say no more often..rest more often..and since all my symptoms are settling down..I take medication for my Trigeminal Neuralgia when it acts up..and Nuerologist said its the same medicine given to MS patients...for nerve pain.I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 1998..since they could not find anything else.Seems all my friends who have Fibromyalgia do experience Neurological symptoms also...pain and tingling in leg foot,,just alot of unusual neurological symptoms..never diagnosed...but I have found trying to stay stress free as much as possible..I listen to music often..and have positive minded friends who have Fibro..with love and support it goes along way..many who have not experienced all the symptoms Fibro..can not relate..and it can be a lonely time..I started a Fibro group and our local Hospital..and that is how I found many women I could relate to..and find good tips to help the daily living of Fibro.I am not doing the Fibro group at this time..because symptoms are high so its time to rest..and take care of me...which I found was part of the problem that caused me so much stress..I had always put myself last.on the list..to help,,but since life changing awareness..I take time to take care of me..God Bless take care..we are all in this together Love You..♥

posted over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I had an MRI 2 years ago for tremor and I was dropping my keys inadvertently and occasionally tripping over my own feet . I had multiple T2 white flairs but "we're not in the location for MS" I was told. They also told they have no clue on what they are or what causes them. Still worries me because my symptoms became worse 2 years later then diagnosed with FM.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

It's been long for me but if it's the electrical 1... it didn't hurt or least I couldn't feel it until they cranked it up the whole way. Then it hurt like crazy. Either way ur going to have to go through the steps of testing. Pls keep me posted.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I was diagnosed w MS in 2007. The mri, electrical test, and other test came back normal. I had a spinal tap done and it showed that I had 3 out of 5 band that concluded I had ms. For years my mri didn't show I had lesions. I had symptoms that would say I for sure had it. Anyway 1 year of my mri showed several lesion but had several in my spine. Just make sure they do both the brain and spine. I also was diagnosed with Fibro as to now I don't know which one of the two acts up. Pls get checked. If ur not comfortable w ur dr find someone else. Good luck

posted over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have a friend who was misdiagnosed for years. She was treated for fibro 7 years and then recently found out she actually has MS. The earlier it is detected the better so if I were you I'd do all of the tests. I think it would be worth it.

posted over 5 years ago
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