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  • By Alliesmith75

    I have not been diagnosed yet, but I am pretty sure I have MS. My father has it and I just found out my father’s niece has it. I worked in healthcare for 14 years but I am only now putting together all my symptoms for the past 15 years:

    Migraines
    Blurry vision
    Gastroparesis for about 6 months
    Burning skin pain randomly
    Heat intolerance
    Transposing letters when typing
    Feeling flu like after exercise
    Shaking eyes
    Dropping things
    Vagus nerve symtpoms
    Urine leakage
    Restless legs
    Slurring speech (not frequently)
    Fatigue
    Stress inducing malaise
    Electric shocks in thighs after running
    Anxiety
    Foggy thinking
    Etc.
    I could go on… I have an appointment with my primary care doc for a referral to a neurologist. I wat the diagnosis if only to prove to myself that I am not crazy, but both my father and cousin have relapsing/remitting MS and is there much that can be done about my symptoms if I do have relapsing/remitting MS?
    Thanks!

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  • By Erin Rush Moderator

    Hi Alliesmith75! I am glad you are working to get a referral to a neurologist. It would be good to know definitively what you are dealing with. If you do receive a diagnosis of RRMS, your neurologist should discuss various treatment options with you. Here is some basic information on RRMS that you might find helpful — https://multiplesclerosis.net/what-is-ms/relapsing-remitting/. There are a number of medications used to treat MS. Here is a pretty comprehensive list, but, keep in mind that not all of these medications may be used to treat RRMS symptoms — https://multiplesclerosis.net/treatment/prescription-nonprescription-medications/. Also, here is some information on the different types of MS that you might find helpful — https://multiplesclerosis.net/what-is-ms/courses-patterns/. Please know you are not alone here! We have many members with RRMS. If you have any more questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to let us know. While we cannot provide medical advice, for your safety, we are happy to help in any way we can. You can also check out our Facebook community, if you would like — https://www.facebook.com/MultipleSclerosisDotNet/. I hope you get some clear answers very soon! Feel free to come back and update us, should you feel comfortable doing so. Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

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