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Multiple Sclerosis Questions and Answers

When a person starts having various symptoms for long periods of time and stumbles upon multiple sclerosis, the question “how do I know if I have multiple sclerosis?” arises. Then the research begins.

MS has a multitude of symptoms – over 50. The most common symptoms are: unexplained fatigue, clumsiness, unexplained weakness in one’s legs and/or arms, language skills problems, slurred speech, troubles focusing and concentrating on things,  depression,  aggression and/or lack of inhibition or other inappropriate social behaviors,  incontinence or urinary retention, vision problems.

Now, if these symptoms are present, then you should check with a neurologist ( MS is considered a neurological condition) and have an MRI of your brain taken. Due to demylination, there will be lesions present in your brain, lesions which are easily noticeable on an MRI.

The diagnosis is made based on your symptoms, MRI results and medical history. However, it should be said that there are at least a dozen of symptoms that MS shares with other conditions – some autoimmune, some not. No matter the case, don’t expect the diagnosis to be immediate, as diagnosing MS is hard.

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-1 # clare redford 2011-06-08 09:17
I think I have symptoms of ms but i'm not quite sure who can help me on this?
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-1 # pauline 2011-06-18 00:23
i have most of those symptoms..does it come by fast or day by day? symptoms are, fatigue,clumsin ess,slurred speech, troubles focusing and concentrating on things, depression, aggression and/or lack of inhibition or other inappropriate social behaviors,,,whe n ever it is, it bothers me a lot..:( didnt see the dr, yet either. am 31.
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0 # rachael 2012-03-17 21:39
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+2 # Susan 2012-10-10 09:58
I took an online test and answered yes to almost all questions regarding the symptoms of MS. A neurologist thought I have CMT disease because of the shape of my feet. I am diabetic so I have vision problems and neuropathy. But I also have sensations in my head, muscle tightness and cramping when sleeping, urinary and bowel problems, and extremely tired by the end of the workday. I don't know why I haven't been diagnosed with anything. My symptoms are elevating. I am so off balance now I need to use a cane. I have 9 referrals to go to 9 different specialists for 9 different symptoms! It's crazy! Why can't my doctor put two and two together?
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