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Macymay123

Goosebumps

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Macymay123

I am new to this and I'm still not diagnosed with MS but have some symptoms. I seen a neurologist twice and MS was brought up along with having to have a brain scan. First they want to do a emg/ncs to rule other things out, then a brain scan. I started 3 years ago having a horrible neurological itch. Then 3 months ago with tingling in my left leg that went to right also. At this time I also started to experience frequent goosebumps (piloerection) that come in lines or patches. It can be on my arms or legs. I can touch my skin and get them. I get them many many times a day. It can be 85 degrees out and I get them. I can not find anything on the internet regarding "goosebumps " and MS, or really much of anything on abnormal goosebumps. So I'm wondering if anyone else has had this happen? I'm just really concerned 😔

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Marina

Hi MacyMay123 and welcome! :welcome:

I get goose bumps sometimes, mostly as a small round patch on my right thigh, although I've not had it for a while now - but it's still very odd to see this round circle of bumps! I sometimes get goose bumps all over my legs or arms, whilst I might also feel a bit shivery, for a short while for no apparent reason. I must admit I've not heard the term "piloerection" before, it's good to learn a new word!

 

Maybe your goose bumps are a result of altered sensations or "Paroxysmal symptoms", as, if it is MS, MS causes nerves to go a bit haywire and can give us all sorts of unexpected sensations.

 

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These unusual sensations are a type of nerve (neuropathic) pain. Although the feelings seem to be in the skin, they are actually due to damage caused by MS which disrupts...

 

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Paroxysmal is a term that describes the way that some symptoms of multiple sclerosis come on very suddenly, last only a few seconds or minutes and then disappear just as quickly...

 

When will you be having your tests? Please do let us know how you get on, and we're also always here to help and support. If it does turn out to be MS, it might well be that the reasons above are the cause of your goose bumps?

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Marina

(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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Macymay123

Thank you! I go Thursday for the emg and ncs. If nothing there then I schedule my mri. I appreciate your help:)

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Stumbler

@Macymay123 , you may want to enquire whether they would like to scan your spine, whilst you're there for the brain. MS "lesions" can lurk there too.........

 

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John aka Stumbler (as I do fall over!)

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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... "Wow! What a ride!"

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