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I'm really not sure if I have MS or not but over the past 5 years I've experienced almost all the symptoms and been to specialists for most.My symptoms:
Fatigue( very bad recently)
Urinary incontinence (4 cystoscopy botox surgeries the last didn't work at all but made things worse)
Memory short term such as what I was doing, where I was going, forgetting what I was saying etc
Dizziness and weak limbs
Burning pain in right knee/ lower thigh at night.
Last week at Walmart I actually became so disorientation I couldn't find my way up front to check out bur 3 days later when I visited my Dr he said it tas a mild stroke and arranged an MRI.
I just had it yesterday and all it said was possible micovascular ischemic disease.Scattered foci of non specific T2 and T2 Flair hypersensitivity in cerebral white matter.
Should I get a second opinion from a neurologist?

  1. Hi . That must have been a frightening experience for you. The stroke diagnosis might explain the Walmart incident, but it doesn't explain your other symptoms. It never hurts to get a second opinion, especially when you are dealing with the brain. Neurologists tend to have specialties. Maybe your doctor isn't very familiar with MS. If you do get a second opinion, you might want to look for an MS specialist. The National MS Society has a tool that can help you find one in your area. Here is a link: I hope this helps and that you get answers you can have confidence in. Wishing you the best. - Lori (Team Member)

    1. Thank you again for letting me know how to prioritize my doctor's visits, and the testing to determine exactly what I have. And so I just want you to know with what little I have spoken to you about, that I really appreciate you!

    2. Hi . I am glad to be of help and you are very kind. I should clarify though that I am among the few in this community who does not have MS. My father did and I was his caretaker in his last ten years. MS would not cause lesions on your skin, but there is a good chance your dermatologist will be able to freeze those lesions off right there in the office if it is cancer and if it is caught it early. If they can't be frozen off, they might be easy to remove in out-patient surgery with no further treatment. So please go as soon as possible. Right now, skin cancer might be no more than a nuisance right now, but if you wait too long, it could become life-threatening. Keep me posted if you are comfortable doing so. I will be thinking of you. - Lori (Team Member)

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