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    PLEASE I REALLY NEED HELP HERE
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    Marshas_Angels posted:
    Ok. I have a question. I just got a call from my neurologist and they said i dont have a neurological problem like MS or anything. on 5/14/2013 he took 2 vials of blood and then i came and they did a small fiber neropothy biopsy. the tests he ran were:
    VITAMIN B12; METHYLMALONIC ACID, SERUM; ANA/ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES; RHEUMATOID FACTOR, BLOOD
    ANTIBODY TO EXTRACT NUCLEAR AG EVAL,BLOOD
    I sent him a list of everything that is going on which is:
    PAIN all over
    Pain to move eye's
    numbness
    I have bad balance
    Burning in hands and feet
    Muscle Spasms
    Heat Sensitive
    Shaking (hands, insides, Legs)
    Feeling of being on a boat all the time
    Anxiety
    Choking on food/water
    Bladder and bowel problems
    Hearing loss
    Paranoid
    extreme temperature changes hurts my body
    Heat hurts
    hot and cold flashes
    half my body goes numb
    my arm goes freezing
    TIRED ALL THE TIME
    problems with walking
    Tingling
    SHAKING feels like inside and i know outside.
    The dr didn't do any more tests than what i told you about is this normal. no MRI no nothing. he had the nurse call me and say nothing was wrong. I know that the blood tests and the biopsy came back normal but does that mean i dont have anything wrong with me? This does not seem right to me is it?
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    Rory26312 responded:
    Dear Marsha

    Looks like you got the old "this one is hysterical ,get her out of here" brush off.

    Sorry to say it but some doctors just do this when the cann't be bothered.

    There can be a great many causes for your symptoms of which MS is only one.

    Did your PC refer you to a neuro if so you can go back and get a refferal for a second opinion (not that you got one in the first place)

    As for testing the should do Mri's of the brain with and without contrast .Mri of the cevical spine . A lumbar punture (AKA) a spinal tap and possibly evoked potenial testing . Even after all that the cann't rule out MS alltogether.

    You got the brush of once but if you really feel your symptoms are MS related then you have to get another neuro and be properly tested.

    Rory
     
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    Marshas_Angels replied to Rory26312's response:
    that's the thing the nero dr said that he's refusing to see me not my reg dr
     
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    lilbopig responded:
    What you need is a new Neurologist. That guy is just plain negligent if he hasn't even ordered an MRI. Get your regular doc to refer you to someone else...preferrably someone who has some experience with MS. You obvioiusly have something neurological going on, and you need a neurologist that knows what he/she is doing.


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