Here’s an explanation about heat sensitivity and raised body temperature in MS.
Heat – Multiple Sclerosis Research Blog
My thoughts are for our readers with MS who are having to live through and cope with the latest heatwave. The BBC has just reported that this is the hottest late August bank holiday on...
I must admit that I didn’t stop to think that the heat of this weekend is why I’ve been saying my vision seems blurrier than usual! Doh..!
Just wondering if you lot could advise meon something?
I've been getting back pain, neck/jaw spasms, random bruising, confusion and altered sensations such as; pins and needles, numbness and crawling on my skin.
They first suspected something to do with the kidneys, I had an ultrasound and everything looked clear to them.
Tonight, I experienced breathlessness and severe pains in my sides, as i was walking, felt as if something was moving inside of me.
I'm young, dumb and not sure what to do next lol.
Thanks, Paige :) xx
Hi everyone. I have just joined the forum in the hope that I get some help and advice from others that share similar symptoms to me.
I have been suffering from neurological symptoms for 4 weeks now and am currently undergoing tests and am under the care of a neurologist. I have been told it's looking highly likely that I have MS but I haven't yet had a confirmed diagnosis. Just a quick summary of my symptoms.
I'm 32 years old and a mother of 2. I initially started with a headache and burning sensation at the top of my head. The burning then radiated into my face and it felt numb. My symptoms then progressed and the burning sensation would flare up in different parts of the body. I have experienced a brief feeling of numbness in my arm a couple of times. Restless legs would also keep me awake at night.
For the last couple of weeks the burning sensation continues on and off, mainly top of my head and forehead but for the last few days I have been suffering from a strange and irritating sensation in the base of my spine and weakness in my legs. Some days it's been so bad I have trouble walking. By the time I go to bed my legs ache so much and it can be very painful. I used to get growing pains as a child and it's a similar pain. I am booked in for an MRIon the spinal column next week.
Both my doctor and neurologist have said they suspect I have MS.
Has anyone else suffered from symptoms like me and then been diagnosed? I have recently read about Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and am petrified it could be that. I have so many questions unanswered but I know I have to be patient whilst awaiting diagnosis.
I had a brain MRI a couple of weeks ago and it shows an area of signal change in the lower part of my brain. What does 'area of signal change' actually mean, is it the same as lesions? Also if I do have MS, what is my spinal MRI likely to show? The weakness in my legs is frightening me the most along with my burning head. Has anyone found a good pain reliever for these symptoms?
Sorry for the long post. Scared and anxious at the mo.
In the absence of being able to see GP which I am having trouble with at the moment, also waiting for lumbar puncture results and Neuro appointment - in the past month I have been experiencing symptoms which I've not had to this intensity before. Burning / stabbing / electric shock type pains in my arms, hands, legs and feet. Skin feels very sore to touch although nothing visible. Last week also lost my balance while standing up and if it weren't for the furniture around me, I'd have ended up on the floor.
I am taking Ibuprofen for the pain.
Just wondering if anyone else experiences this?
Hello hope you are all ok and sending you all loads of strength and love. Need to ask a question I have primary progressive and have had a scary worry and bloody awful new thing happening for about five months now my right eye has been hard to open after sleeping even if I am not sleeping and just shut my eyes my right eye is hard to open, well for about a month both eyes are doing this I cant open them at all for about ten mins if I try force them open its so so painful so have to lay there massaging around the eye and will finally open but will be so painful for about an hour or so, Does anyone else have this is this a ms thing? need some help as its horrible and very scary. thanks sorry if my spelling and punctuation is bad but eyes are rotten today thanks again jax x
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