Multiple sclerosis in women over 50

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Avatar n tn NBCT, Thanks for the post. Q1:" ...if something like an event recorder can detect changes in a rythmn strip if someone uses it during an episode of subtle symptoms like back pain, shoulder pain, lightheadedness, or palpitations?" Event recorders are good at detecting changes in rhythm, but bad at detecting changes that might indicate ischemia (def: inadequate blood flow). Q2:"Would changes related to ischemia be obvious at that time, or is a twelve lead the best method?
Avatar m tn The coworker had been out in the woods over the weekend. The iceman found in Austria was determined to be over 4,000 years old. They also found b.burgdorferi in his remains. So yes, your mother could have aquired it in the 1960's. it turns out it isn't a new disease at all. it is a very old disease. Only our knowledge of it is new, and still developing. B.burgdorferi is more likely to cause the bulls eye rash and arthritis. B.
Avatar f tn Is it possible to accumulate multiple sytems over a period of time? I am not yet diagnosed and don't know where the search will lead. I do know that my world has been turned upside down more so since 2006. The short version. I was relatively healthy other than asthma and hypothyroid prior to 2006. I got ecoli (the really bad strain) in 2006 and complications followed that required hospitalization. Plural effusions, collapse lung and full of fluid.
Avatar m tn Inappropriate use of antibiotics in farming bears the heaviest responsibility for creating the antibiotic-resistant superbug crisis of today. An estimated 80 percent of total antibiotic sales in the U.S. end up in livestock . Commercial chicken producers typically treat each egg with gentamicin, an antibiotic listed as "essential" to human medicine. Perdue Farms recently abandoned this risky practice. Encourage Sanderson Farms and KFC to follow suit.
Avatar f tn I am a 45-year-old women who over the past six months, has been having a myriad of symptoms that are consistent with multiple sclerosis. While pregnant with my last child 19 years ago, I was diagnosed with optic neuritis. Approximately 8 years later, I was diagnosed once again. I had an MRI of the brain at the time and it was negative. Since I did not have any other symptoms of MS at the time, I did not follow with any other tests.
Avatar f tn if you have had all the testing, and multiple times in many cases, and they are all negative, it is time to find a doctor that you will listen to and BELIEVE! And believe me, I DO know how it feels! I used to worry, but never let it affect my life, until one day, a cardiologist took my hand, and stated very clearly, *you are NOT GOING TO DIE from these PVC's*. And I BELIEVED him! And I ignore them. Even after I did get heart disease!
Avatar n tn I had never had any kind of skin parasite before I finally started scraping them and doing this process over and over resulted in healing. There are painful raised areas under the skin. They are on my scalp too and that has been the worst. I used many different medications as well. I could see things in the scrapings that were not normal. I bought a 60x loupe and oh my gosh, there are parasites again only different ones.
Avatar n tn My Doctor advised i had Fibro about 5 years ago after going back and forward to the doctors and not given any answers but was still in terrible pain, was like they looked at me like it was all in my head, recently had another bad episode started to experience terrible pain in the middle of my back when i arch backwards, it started 3 months after having my daughter, few months later have now got constant tingling in my arms and legs, i hurt all over in my shoulders and shoulder blades, upper back
Avatar n tn I have Multiple Sclerosis (MS). I have lesions in my brain stem, thorasic and lower lumbar. I wake up every morning with the feeling that something is between my big toe and second toe upon standing. This is gradually getting worse. I have severe pain in my hands and my arms and hands go numb while sleeping, especially if I am lying on my back! You all should go to a doctor and tell them to refer you to a neurologist as this sounds like a nervous system problem.
Avatar f tn I had the same thing about 5 years ago, did a halter with no results. I am 50, in good shape. For me it feels like lactic acid in the middle of my chest to start with then goes down my arms, both sides, normally last only about 5 minutes. This time it has been 24 hours with the weekness. Going to the doctor again tomorrow to dig further.
572651 tn?1333939396 I was a wreck from all that was going on. You see I joined in Oct 08. The first time I had heard the would multiple sclerosis linked with my name had been in Aug 08, just a few months prior. So I made a profile with no pic and choose the name saveone because I am passionate about saving discarded animals. There is a saying, "Save one until there are none". Now that's my story and I am sticking to it ;0) take care and live well, terry ps.
572651 tn?1333939396 Simple activities such as meal preparation can create extra heat, so consider preparing your meal on the grill outside, or drag out that crock pot and cook that meal in one pot that you don’t have to stand over and stir. Consider making multiple meals at one time in the kitchen – freeze meals for future use, reducing the number of times you have to stand at the stove.
Avatar n tn Sexual function is normal. I am in my early 40's. I have been thinking back over my last few days/weeks to find an etiology for this problem. Here is the list of everything that is new in my experience: 1.) About 15 weeks ago I started a diet and exercise program. (I have lost 14 pounds.) For exercise I do stairmaster stepmill for 30 minutes almost every day. I take the steps two-at-a-time for at least 5 of those minutes (so there is a lot of stretching going on in the perineal area.
Avatar n tn pob here again..... STILL ITCHING now ive got red swollen spots all over, my itch is worse in the morning but when i went to the doc he ruled out scabies , allergies etc anyway he's given me a prescription for extra strong antihystamines will be getting them tomorrow if they work will let everyone know but i'm not holdin my breath!!!!! oh does anyone know of an allergy to the amino acid L-ARGANINE coz i just started them.
Avatar f tn I haven't read that the amount of lesions have anything to do with the stage of MS, for example PPMS shows more in the spinal cord than in the brain. Approximately 50% of patients with RRMS convert to Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS) within 10 years of disease onset. After 30 years, this figure rises to 90%. At any one time, the Relapsing-Remitting form of the disease accounts around 55% of all people with multiple sclerosis.
572651 tn?1333939396 Our 38-year-old patient’s multiple sclerosis relapse may have contributed to coronary vasospasm in a similar fashion. Although her spinal cord was not imaged, head MRI revealed multiple white matter lesions; at least 2 lesions were acute. The exact mechanisms responsible for coronary artery vasospasm have not been determined, and causes may vary from patient to patient.
Avatar n tn Reading the above posts I notice people have been getting this in other parts of body so with the advent of this big one on my upper chest I am now concerned about having a bleed in a vital organ,( ie brain = catastophic results) I'm in my early 50's, rarely take pain relievers, and my only meds are Prevacid and Flovent, along with supplements, physically fit from lots of cardio and weightlifting, low BP and pulse.
Avatar n tn Because as some of you may know, strep b is a natural bacteria in some of us, about 50% of us from what I understand. It lives in our gut and bowels. The problem arises when the strep takes over because the good bacteria was diminished at some point. So, if the good flora is not reestablished after killing the strep, whether by antibiotics or in my case Gintin Violet the strep will migrate back into the vagina via the bowels and take over again.
Avatar n tn I wonder what the common denominator is in all of us? Amalgam fillings? High stress, multitasky life? over 50? past history of recreational drug use? The only time I remember it stopping was when I was away from my husband & 4 kids & our very busy homeschool life. I was in a hotel & it was relaxing & quiet with no pressures. It returned when I got back in the rat race.
Avatar f tn About the blood clot worry----- I truly don't believe you have one or you would have stroked out or been dead by now. (Gallows humor! Forgive me----- but it's sometimes the only type of humor I have some days.) First determine if your MRI was without contrast all the way through the procedure or if just through part of it. Some MRIs are done with no contrast at the beginning and then with contrast through the rest. Now you can see why we keep all our records.
Avatar n tn Since then I've noticed it multiple times a day in multiple physical positions. I asked my father who is a doctor and he said it was probably a pinched nerve or something, and didn't seem very concerned. However, he is seldom concerned with my health worries, so I don't really trust him. I'd love to find a list of problems this could be a symptom of.
987762 tn?1331031553 I did once have an EEG show an irregular heart beat but always been good since, no heart disease found and no one in my family has ever had heart disease. The only thing over the years has been borderline anemia, all the women in my family are the same but my levels have been consistent since my 30's. I've probably been blood tested for more than what i'm aware of, though the exact what i couldn't say.
Avatar m tn June 07, 2010 SAN ANTONIO -- Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients taking over-the-counter vitamin D aren't getting what they're paying for, or what their neurologists recommend, according to a study presented here. The mean vitamin D content from 10 OTC brands was only 33% of what the label claimed, with the actual content ranging from less than 1% to 82% of the advertised level.
1216899 tn?1288573925 So what do you do to prevent deficiency of Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis? MS is on the rise in many countries, especially those in Northern Countries like Scotland and Canada. And it is particularly on the rise for WOMEN in those countries. Theories abound, but the one that makes the most sense is that we are just spending a lot less time outdoors and in the sun.
749963 tn?1298041594 Mulitple Sclerosis is a disease that acts groups of nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Usually the attacks come with a combination of symptoms, but there are so many possible symptoms that it would be impossible to list them all. People can have vision problems, weakness, dizziness, muscle cramps, places on their skin that feel tingly or are numb, and many, many more. One of the major and most common symptoms is incredibly bad fatigue.
333672 tn?1273796389 In this form of multiple sclerosis a person who initially had relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis begins to develop a gradual deterioration in nerve function, with or without relapses. After a number of years many people who have had relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis will pass into a secondary progressive phase of the disease. This is characterised by a gradual worsening of the disease between relapses.
Avatar f tn I had an baby got an epidural,since the epidural I been having severe lower back pain and numbness and tingling in my right. Now this what the doctor have told me since. Before I tell can tell you can you tell me the probem.One doctor told me I haveBack Pain with Sciatica, Hematuria and he went on im his notes I have MS and the MS is called Arthralgia and Muscle problem.
Avatar f tn I told her a CT scan gives the equivalent of 220 X-rays all at once, and I have had over 97 seperate X-rays in the past few years already! And now a hematologist is telling me I might have cancer of my bone marrow! I told her I have tremendous pain and weakness in both knees when I try to get out of the bathtub. (I am basically disabled in both knees, and have to use a bathtub chair now.) And the bones in both legs hurt when I stand up and put weight on them.
Avatar n tn i will have it checked in about 1 month again. I am not over weight, i eat good. I will be turning 50 in april. but i do have basil cell carsinoma which is skin cancer from to much sun it is on the side of my nose, i go in next week to have it removed. I will ask about the b6 level with the dermatologis. i have stopped my vitamins. Do any of you take herbs?????? I do, let me know please.
Avatar n tn so I know how most of you feel) I had began to wonder if I were crazy or something myself so reading all this makes me feel better. Oh, I've also been referred to a Neurologist for possible Multiple Sclerosis so the doctor said it may have something to do with that but after reading this...I don't think so.