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val771977 posted:
Hey everyone, I wanted to ask all of you if you also have hyperreflexia? And did this lead to a diagnosis? My Neurologist found I have hyperreflexia when doing the reflex test on the knees. He was concerned with that. I heard this is Hyperactivity of the tendon reflexes which is extremely common in MS, almost the rule. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks Val
Camilla100 responded:
I think you may mean brisk reflexes -- when the knee jumps more than it should when tapped with the hammer. It is common in MS. I have it but not sure if its the rule. Camilla
hackwriter responded:
Val, My earliest clinical exams showed brisk reflexes on the left side. One doctor told me it isn't necessarily an indication of MS. Some people can have naturally brisk reflexes--then the doctor would look for changes in the baseline reflex for that individual. Kim
AL0728 responded:
My left side has very brisk reflexes. My neuro has a nurse practitioner who starts my exam. and she blocks my leg with her leg because she knows it is going to shoot up. My right side is a little fast, but my left side is wild. LOL. AL

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