Depression symptoms in ms

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Avatar n tn There is a web site called wrong if you go there and type in symptoms of depresion it will list them all, if you have several of them it could be a cause for your problems, if not maybe you should get checked by a neuroligist just to put your mind at rest. You could also look up periodic limb movement, and hypnic jerks to see if this matches what your going through. Believe me I know what your going through I was also convinced I had something terrible as well.
443136 tn?1210539925 I'm wondering if ehlers danlos syndrome may cause some of those symptoms, too. There is no way anyone can rule out or in MS based only on your symptoms. I wish I could help you more, because you appear to be anxious (I would be too). I hope you keep us posted.
Avatar f tn We discuss anything and everything here that happens to our forum members and band together in helping each other. I personally see depression and denial in your posts, denial being one of the 5 stages you will go thru, done repeatedly and some not do often. Please do not attempt to weather this alone, there are coping skills and meds out there for the points you mention in both your posts.
Avatar f tn Whilst I had strong reactions to the caloric test in my right ear (vertigo) - both warm and cold - I had virtually nothing in my left. Do these symptoms combined with double vision for the last 8 years suggest ms? I have also had several spells of forgetfulness including forgotteing the sentence I am saying, saying words the wrong way round (e.g., shoffee cop or coffee shop) and looking at an object and not being able to say it.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with MS after having a severe bout with Optical Neuritis in Dec 2008. Even though I had many symptoms of MS, like numbness in the left side of my face, and cognitive memory issues that are just horrible, the military healthcare specialists I was under would not send me for an MRI, so the disease was not discovered until the Optical issues in 2008. The MRI I had confirmed that I had Multiple Sclerosis, and had it for many years.
Avatar n tn It would be essential to update your psychiatrist if you are diagnosed with depression and have started to have new symptoms especially the ones that you described. Also it would be important to use a mood tracker and see if the psychotic thoughts and related concerns come and go or if they are present all the time. Then you could print out the results for your psychiatrist who would be better able to understand how to follow up within their clinical discretion.
Avatar n tn Bowel and bladder symptoms include frequency of micturition, urine leakage, eye symptoms like double vision uncontrollable rapid eye movements, facial pain, painful muscle spasms, tingling, burning in arms or legs, depression, dizziness, hearing loss, fatigue etc. The treatment is essentially limited to symptomatic therapy so the course of action would not change much whether MS has been diagnosed or not.
Avatar f tn I had an mri of my lower back and nothing there to confirm the pinching pain in my lower back,I cant get in to the other nurologist for another two months.I recently learned ms is in my family but was unaware of it. In the meantime its difficult for me to walk and the more I do physically the worse these symptoms seem to get. I cant balance myself because my legs are too rubbery. My midriff feels weak as well like I cant hold myself in an upright position.
Avatar n tn hi m 27year old asian, diagnosed of MS two years back with symptoms of numbness in hands. MRI of cervical spine and brain showed up C-spine also shows bulge and dessication i ve symptoms of head spinning, pain in neck, imbalance currently which match with cervical spondylosis sympt. please let me know can i still be misdiagnosed of MS as i m skeptical of disease even now ,though my neuro is quite positive abt MS.plz help.
Avatar n tn For some reason, neurologists want to classify MS symptoms as depression, even with evidence of lesion formation. Which baffles me - neurologists are not psychologists. And lesions are not caused by depression. Go back to your regular doctor and tell her what happened, and ask to be referred to another neurologist. A timeline of symptoms would help.
Avatar f tn gov/pubmed/9065324 So from what you've mentioned, despite your known medical diagnosis of mental health issues (depression and anxiety) it sounds like you do have 'something' else going on because you do have an abnormal EEG, neuro-psych eval indicating lower than average visual spatial and recall memory, neuro clinical assessment of a positive Romberg's (Romberg's sign is said to be positive in patients with sensory ataxia and negative in cerebellar ataxia) and you probably still need to have
Avatar n tn Having an chronic disease, can have depression associated with it. Depression in people with MS, is more common than many people realize. Here on the MS Forum, we will do everything we can to help you through the stages of this disease and any questions you may have. I DO know that MedHelp has a absolutely wonderful forum for people that suffer from depression, anxiety and panic. It's called the "Anxiety Forum.
Avatar f tn Recently I had nystagmus which my neuro said couldn't be related to my injury. I also have many other new symptoms of MS. MRI shows a few lesions. My neuro attributes those to age. Have recently remembered my face going numb in 2005. MRI showed no stroke. Have had Grave's disease which turned into Hashimoto's. I also have had a few seizures scattered throughout my life since age 15 with no known cause.
Avatar f tn My original MRI showed some spots on it but not enough to lable it MS that was in 2008. In March a doctor tested me for Lyme and other tick diseases and found four in me. Ticks can transfer several diseases at once, including those that show on MRI. I have every symptom your sister has. When my headaches are bad my speech is very slurred. Everything burns. My hair has thinned, especially at the right side toward the back. Depression and anxiety are symptoms of Lyme too.
667078 tn?1316004535 I have been prone to depression my whole life and have had MS since 1965. I still get embarrassed by it. I would not look badly to anyone else with depression. I just think I should fix it myself. My hardest thing is being at the Cancer Center every Thursday for over a year. I have to wait, and get a needle put in my port, be examined, drink contrast which tastes like yuck and wait an hour for a CT every two months.Then wait hours for the results.
Avatar f tn It has multiple symptoms and signs and is a diagnosis of exclusion. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are loss of balance, muscle spasms, numbness in any area, problems with walking and coordination, tremors in one or more arms and legs.
309441 tn?1193776931 Even without the other neurological symptoms and with the normal MRI you have about a 33% chance of developing MS within the next two + years. Add in the symptoms, the repeated "attacks" and the + EPs and your risk is higher than that. The normal MRI will usually keep you from getting a diagnosis, but I'm glad you are having the MRI repeated. It is also important to also have the spine (cervical and thoracic) done with and without contrast.
Avatar f tn I really would love to hear your story.I really believe I do have MS, and I believe it started in my early 20's. I 'm almost 56 now.(This month) This forum is nice because as you stated social interaction is a good thing.We moved out into the country,my husband retired from Navy and took a Naval science teaching position,as a second career. We are rather isolated from neighbors in this area although the seneary is absolutely breathtaking. I worked as a care-giver for 8 yrs.
Avatar n tn There are two kinds of depression in MS. One is caused by the brain being altered. The other is situational. Ms causes a lot of stress. I take lamictal which is not really an anti depressant but it works for me. It also works on anxiety. The main thing is to have a creative doctor. It may take several tries. Therapy also helped me. Now writing helps.
Avatar n tn With the persistently normal MRIs in the setting of active symptoms, the diagnosis of MS as well as other serious neurological conditions requiring urgent treatment become less likely. It's quite possible that you just have atypical face pain or complex migraines, which in themselves do require treatment. Depression can also make things worse. One consideration would be to try a medication called elavil which is well known to help with nerve pain, and is also an antidepressant.
Avatar n tn Many people with multiple sclerosis experience heat-related worsening of MS symptoms. If you live in a hot and humid area, consider having air conditioning in your home. Tepid or cool baths also may provide some relief. Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet can help keep your immune system strong. For more information refer http://www.mayoclinic.
439664 tn?1204664558 Thank you for the link to MS world. My symptoms are numbness tingling, head pressure severe shooting pains in legs and head daily. dizziness loss of thought ane memory, had crawling skin and itchy thats stopped, my right side went numb and tightness. I have had spasms start in my arm. Blurred vision. Depression and tears (so no like me at all) Vertigo and gurgling in my head like water going down a drain.
Avatar f tn Swampy can't answer the question in general, because as someone already stated, MS symptoms manifest differently in different people. Heck, some people don't even get all the symptoms. Swampy does not have MS, but his mother does. In 1978, Swampy's mother started getting tired early in the day. She had always been sensitive to heat and she had recently moved to a much warmer place and thought that it was all the stress of moving and whatnot.
Avatar n tn I have been having similar symptoms, headaches, pain in jaw, facial burning and numbness, and have also had most of the test you have had done. All of my tests are normal. I was diagnosed with TMJ, and I am wearing a bite splint, which has helped the jaw pain. I started waking up to muscle twitching, usually in my legs, shoulders and hands, which was sending me into a panic attack. I have never had any of these things until the last 2-3 months.
Avatar f tn No matter whether of migraine and MS are caused by disturbing ph equilibrium.just you need avoiding using these: All dairy materials, such as milk, yogurt, yogurt, butter, cream, cheese and .
Avatar f tn These are accomplished in a lot of ways, and need cooperation among your family and friends, physician, and of course - yourself. This can be difficult as I feel the depression in your note. Depression is a natural symptom of long term illnesses like you've suffered already. Diabetes, anxiety, and high blood pressure, along with their meds, will MAKE YOU DEPRESSED. It happens to us all - me too. An virtually everyone on the Thyroid Board who is honest about their condition.
Avatar n tn Dear LD: The progression of symptoms with times of recovery are very "MS" like in their presentation. However, there are many MS like entities that can fool you. The list is very long but things like lyme disease, reactions to vaccines, etc. can cloud the picture. This is especially true of diagnosis over the internet. The clinical exam is the most important diagnostic clue, and I haven't done that, so I can't say for sure.
Avatar n tn Does the numbness/tingling get worse at night? Memory loss could be depression or anxiety. MS usually presents itself in ONE limb, not many..
Avatar f tn I am 54 and have been treated for major depression and fibromyalgia since i was in my late 20's. Sometimes I feel like I am going crazy. I can honestly say I know where you are coming from. Good luck.
Avatar n tn And most recently the doctors are pointing in the direction of my symptoms being caused by depression, however I am not depressed! Others think the depression diagnosis is ridiculous and another one thinks I have a mild case of M.S. So I too remain in limbo land. Your doctor can not officially diagnose you just based off of family history. If the tests come up negative however, it is still possible that you have M.S. It could just be an early stage of M.S.