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An_251310 posted:
I have been, Dx with RLS, Raynaud's, CRSD, TIA, and possibly MS. are all of these related in one way or another.
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hackwriter responded:
Dear An_251310,

All of the diagnoses you mentioned are separate but not equal--and some can be symptoms of MS.

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is also known as a mini-stroke. The symptoms are similar to MS and thus it is often a differential diagnosis during the testing phase. But a TIA is caused by plaque breaking off and traveling to a brain artery and obstructing blood flow, unlike MS, which is an autoimmune disease that attacks myelin.

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a common symptom of MS, but it is nonspecific and can be caused by several other conditions as well.

If by CRSD you mean Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, again, the causes can be many and it does affect some MS patients.

Raynaud's Syndrome is a decreased blood supply to the hands and feet that can occur secondary to MS, but is more often associated with connective tissue disorders.

Hope this helps.

Kim


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