Ms symptoms in dogs

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Avatar f tn I did what most do. With my last relapse I googled all my symptoms and came up with MS. I was fortunate in that my diagnosis was confirmed by 3 neurologists (2 of them MS specialists) within about 10 weeks. 10 weeks is a nano second when it comes to the MS diagnostic journey many experience. One thing you may have learned in your travels is that MS is different for all of us. If you ask 100 people with MS to tell their stories you will hear 100 different stories.
Avatar f tn In January I started pt for neck and hip pain and also I started training for my first marathon.My body crashed at the end of Feb. I seem to have a lot of the symptoms of MS but I have the added tics, involuntary sounds, sometimes it is like I keep coughing, involuntary jerks. My last check up with my neuro he detected more weakness and more balance problems. He finally recommended pt which I had my first evaluation Monday. 20 years ago the neuro wanted to label me with conversion reaction.
470613 tn?1207316271 I haven't been diagnosed with MS, but it fits my symptoms well. I'm still going through tests. Whatever it is, I have also noticed odd changes in my behavior as the symptoms have changed. Sometimes I get angry or sad or giddy when the emotion is not warranted or appropriate. I have trouble talking about it with friends and family too because no one seems to want to listen. And it seems like those who do listen feel obligated to do so, but they don't really care.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Dogs acquire phosphorus directly from food, and normally (in healthy dogs) any excess is excreted through the kidneys. In kidney disease the kidneys are damaged and cannot excrete excess phosphorus, which then acts like a toxic substance in the blood. Reducing phosphorus intake is therefore important (check all the foods you may be feeding, including treats, for phosphorus content). The additional way of controlling it is to introduce a phosphate binder.
1556636 tn?1329244357 Aspartame is said to produce symptoms similar to MS. I should think that if you already have MS you don't need any more symptoms.
675347 tn?1365464245 I don't know if anyone can answer this...if not, never mind. Misty is not in any pain now, but she might get discomfort occasionally in the future. The vet recommended Paracetamol, as it doesn't interfere with blood clotting, as other pain relief for dogs can. He gave me some tablets. They are big and have "square" edges. Normally Misty is easy to give a tablet to. I wrap it in a piece of brown bread, potato or cheese, throw it at her and it goes right down without touching the sides!
Avatar f tn It is normal to be in denial. No two cases of MS are exactly the same. The main thing with MS is dealing with change. Things can change quickly. On the other hand you may not get all the symptoms of MS so you do not need to stand around waiting for the other shoe to drop. I was diagnosed in 2009 and I have had few changes. I have not seen my MS Specialist in 3 years because nothing has changed. It turns out my MS started in 1965.
Avatar f tn Vrenken and colleagues studied T1 changes in normal-appearing white and gray brain matter in patients with MS. The researchers investigated T1 changes in 67 patients with MS and 24 healthy control volunteers. T1 graphs of normal appearing white and gray matter were significantly different for patients with MS than for controls. Moreover, these graphs differed among patients with MS based on the type of disease: secondary progressive (SP), relapsing-remitting (RR) or primary progressive (PP).
1548028 tn?1324616046 I really don't know why they want us to go to Mayo. I really feel they do not really know enough here (which they have been honest in saying this). Although, I don't think this is real common any where in children. I just know they have ruled out everything else. The dr. we see in Kansas City only specializes in MS and the dr. reports all state "suspected MS". They also say they can't totally rule out NMO. He has footdrop in the left and can't balance on one foot.
15442 tn?1316521989 It helps if you're talking to an MS specialist, but that means an actual MS specialist, not somebody with a lot of MS patients. I get several kinds of myoclonus. I don't get the arm jerks in the morning, but my legs are troublesome. Sometimes when I stand up my knee will bend back and forth really quickly, or the leg will bend and extend and my foot will tap the floor. My back will do a total twisty jerk thing that seems to go along with a rather pleasant paresthesia.
Avatar m tn As you said, this is best addressed to your doctor, but I've never heard of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs being beneficial for either the pain caused by MS damage or other MS symptoms. When we relapse, we are often given actual steroids; straight-up, no chaser. These are the big dogs, because other options are not as effective.
Avatar f tn You have a lot of the same symptoms I have so I would definately get in to your dr and see about getting some tests done and definately some referrals to specialty Dr's.
1323173 tn?1277141303 ....must be my ms .......... Sent by vic447 1 hour ago So we went to the new neuro, I asked her to what percentage do you think this is PPMS, she said 80/20. YUK ! I have been pretty down > I am embarassed to say that ,when it is my husband that is sick. They are just giving him Baclofen for now. And we are to call if there are any changes. I guess we are waiting for the ugly MS monster to see if it is one headed or two.
Avatar m tn Does extreme cold stress the body in MS and make symptoms worse? I know heat can do this, but has anyone ever read if extreme cold can do things too? Thanks for your help. I am ready to put him on a plane to Phoenix to see his friend. and see if milder weather will help.
Avatar m tn It's not uncommon to feel an increase in symptoms following exercise. Often this is due to Uhtoff's phenomenon and an increase in body temp. If you recover normal function once you've rested and cooled off, I see no reason why you shouldn't continue to exercise hard. Some people dx'ed with MS can run marathons.
721523 tn?1331585402 I was recently Dx with MS. I also have a low B12 level. I have few symptoms of MS. (Some double vision, "sticking" of the left eye, and some drooping of the right side of my face; all are intermittant) My MRI from 2001 had 19 leisions. (They were checking on my petuitary adnoma). The MRI from this year has 30 leisions. I wonder how much of the troubles that I am having are form the MS and how much are from the B12. My grip strenght has deminished.
Avatar f tn Hi melissa, you're the second "old" member to check in and let us know that Lyme is in the picture. I'm sorry to hear this - getting treatment can be tediuous from what I understand. Use lots of patience waiting for the drugs to work. You are welcome to stick around here all you want, but there is a great Lyme forum here with very knowledgeable people who can help you make sense of it all. Congrats on finding some answers.... now on to the treatment.
690549 tn?1288886321 Jane D. in Indiana How long with MS: 36 years with MS Year DX: probable MS DX in 1973 Type of MS: Benign for many years then secondary progressive either about 10 yrs ago or since December, 2008-it's a judgment call About Jane: Hello, I guess I am a veteran MSer. I had been married just a year when I went blind (over several days) in one eye.
Avatar m tn the other neuro(tec), the one who said i should be on some dmd and listed a few and was waiting on a blood test for another possible dmd mentioned the brain shrinkage thing as, yes that's often a sign they see in some ms patients for sure. both of these neuros get raves from folks in ms support groups here and the radiologist writes text books on the subject manner used in med schools. just saying they are human but they have darn good credentials and reviews from patients.
Avatar m tn After I sent out my last post I then and went and looked around for what has been said about PP MS. I should have done it the other way around. Sorry. One person said that PP MS begins in the spine, but my lesions are on my brain, I want so say frontal cortex, but without the MRI report here, I am only 95% sure of that. However my symptoms fit PP MS at this point a whole lot better than RR MS. But I am not a Dr., nor a Neurologist and I am quite aware of that.
1916673 tn?1420236870 It is common for younger dogs with low PCV levels to have substantial flea infestation or intestinal hookworms, though any problem that causes bloody diarrhea can lead to a low PCV (because younger dogs simply haven’t enough iron stored in their bodies to replace lost blood). In older dogs, the problem might be from an immune system condition, liver disease, bone-marrow disease, cancer or chronic kidney failure.
Avatar f tn led him to believe he was certain that I had MS. He told me that my symptoms were text book, at this stage I new nothing about MS. I was placed in hospital with my first lot of IV steriods, brain MRI and a lumbar puncture. All my testing was normal, incl. bloods etc. of cause this MRI machine was an older style one. Fast forward to now, I have had over 7 MRIs of my brain, thoracic, cervical, lumbar spine etc. over the years, with my last MRI being of my lumbar and up to T11 last week.
667078 tn?1316004535 I look back and wonder how we got through all of this but we did. Then my MS diagnosis and this was the last straw. I was in such a hole and I couldn't breathe. I constantly felt like I had a brick on my chest. This is when I became very open to medication for depression and anxiety. I have to say it's helped so much. Is life easy, no, but I feel more equipped to handle things without caving. I still have very sad days but I feel I can bounce out now.
Avatar f tn He felt that with the white matter lesion, MS in my family, and my symptoms, it warranted evaluation. It seemed like I went from being healthy and active, to nearly invalid status in a frighteningly short amount of time. With a dx of "unknown etiological cause of symptoms", how does your Neuro treat your symptoms?
198419 tn?1360245956 i have a bad neck section that needs attention according to the MRIs and turning my head in the water results in more problems than benefits at times. my neuro wants the MS thing worked out before sending me to a neurosurgeon -- beats me if that is good logic or not, i have my doubts. anyways Ms. Shell, i too have the sleep, fatigue issues and residuals that come with it. has been ongoing for years.... here's to you and you getting some quality sleep and some happy days ...
Avatar f tn But I'm so d@mned exhaused that walking from the parking lot into Whole Foods just does me in. I get my groceries, load them into the car, get in, and take a nap! It's a good thing I grow a lot of my veggies in the yard (automatic drip watering)! I'm considering getting a permanent one. I just need to get over my vanity/pride. My neuro or PCP would give me one in a heartbeat.
Avatar n tn When there's widespread numbness and tingling along with other scattered symptoms, it's difficult to localize the lesion to specific spots in the brain that may be damaged by MS. However, there is a small amount of patients who DO have nonspecific, vague neurologic symptoms that don't localize anywhere and the MRI shows classic MS spots throughout the brain and spinal cord. In your case, though, the MRI (should have brain AND spine) was clean which makes the diagnosis of MS much less likely.
280418 tn?1306329510 Umm, riddle me this, Batman: Exactly what test are vets using to detemine a positive or negative test for lyme in dogs? Why are the test results for people doubted, but not the dogs? And if they can get a definitive "yes" in dogs, why aren't we "humans" getting the same type of test?
648910 tn?1290666683 I am at the stage of dx where the doctors say probable MS. I have been reviewing comments. It is a comfort to find others who are experiencing the same things. The cognitive symptoms have been the worst for me. Somethings I found so weird I thought I had to be imagining them. Especially the typing words that did not resemble anywhere near what I was trying to type and spending 20 to 30 minutes trying to figure out how to spell something.