Multiple sclerosis in young women

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Avatar n tn Hi, Your urologist is right in saying that most of the chronic urinary retention is due to neurological causes. The commonest are spinal cord injury & multiple sclerosis. HSV is known occasionally to produce acute urinary retention. One disease which needs to be ruled out is diabetes mellitus and hence will suggest you to get the urine/blood sugar done. You can go ahead with cystoscopy to rule out any local obstruction causing these symptoms although it seems less likely.
Avatar m tn Kurt, one of my dearest high school friends started dating a young man when we were in our early 20s. One day he collapsed and had vertigo so bad he couldn't walk. He was hospitalized for 5 days. Diagnosed MS. He also lost his sight in an eye I believe at one point but I think most of his symptoms are related to walking and general weakness. It has been about 20 years now. They married within a couple of years. He was treated with DMDs for 15 years.
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 n tn a poor diet can trigger seizures. Have her vitamins tested by a doc. blood test. usually low in vitamin d and b. that is what i am finding on my case. 59 yr old gal I stay away from all diet stuff including pop. I was also dehydrated. so i mmake sure i am hydrated. Please look up on web the symptoms of dehydration, hydroxy D defiency and vitb defiency. do this through your doc .
Avatar m tn 6 mcg * Nursing Women o 2.8 mcg Vitamin B 12 deficiency is rare in the young, but it's not unusual in older people: Probably 10% to 20% of the elderly are deficient in B 12.1-4 This may be because older people have lower levels of stomach acid. The vitamin B 12 in our food comes attached to proteins and must be released by acid in the stomach in order to be absorbed. When stomach acid levels are low, we don't absorb as much vitamin B 12 from our food.
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.
Avatar f tn In the last few months I have been getting a sudden weakness in both arms. It comes on suddenly and lasts a maximum of 5 minutes. When it happens I cannot lift anything. I feel so weak that I have to sit or lie down until it passes. This week it hit me twice. Before these 2 incidents, the last time this happened was a month ago and before that was probably another month (2 times in a week). The sensation is from the shoulders down to my hands. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn Well, I have been hesitating to post in the past couple days to give myself time to see how this thing progresses. It has now been 4 1/2 weeks since my symptoms started (one month to the day, actually). I was not on any medication at the time. currently, I have been pracitcally... dare I say it?... VIBRATION FREE!! for the past 3 days or so. I say "practically" because there are rare moments during the day when I feel a slight hint of the buzzing... mostly when I am driving.
Avatar n tn everyone here is right,some women get aroused in the vagina some need help with a vibrator on the confession is 40 years old and have always up till 3 years ago never had an lie..i was dating a guy and told him this and he bought me a its my best friend..if this can help you maybe its all you need to get your body going as you are still so young..
Avatar f tn The Basics of Genetics in Multiple Sclerosis (English, Spanish) Aliza Ben-Zacharia, RN, CRRN, MSN, MSCN, ANP-BC; and Linda Morgante, RN, CRRN, MSN, MSCN: "The risk of developing MS in people who have no relatives with MS is about 1 in 1,000. Eighty percent (80%) of people who develop MS have no relatives with MS, and 20% have at least one affected relative with the disease. The risk of MS in the siblings of a person with MS is significantly higher.
1222649 tn?1266949986 your heart sounds fine, its reflux, its anxiety, you know the typical things they say to young women experiencing chest discomfort. Well this doesn't seem like any of those diagnoses so I came here to ask what's you think is going on. ( ( ( I am under 35 years old, don't smoke, don't drink, have lived a sedentary lifestyle, have high cholesterol since teens and have a murmur / mitral valve prolapse with no family history of heart attack.
Avatar f tn PPMS differs from Relapsing/Remitting and Secondary Progressive in that onset is typically in the late thirties or early forties, men are as likely women to develop it and initial disease activity is often in the spinal cord and not in the brain. Primary Progressive MS often migrates into the brain, but is less likely to damage brain areas than relapsing/remitting or secondary progressive - for example, people with Primary Progressive are less likely to develop cognitive problems.
982207 tn?1251854486 // BTW, just because you don't have MS doesn't mean you can leave us that easily! LOL be sure to stick around - we know lots of things besides MS and are more than willing to help. I'm glad you can cross MS off your list for now........
1415565 tn?1282056499 It's extremely rare, it can be diagnosed only when EVERY physical illness has been tested for. It is diagnosed in young women between 20-34. It's always women----!!! You are in your forties. They are blowing you off. You need to blow them off!! I'm sorry this just makes my blood boil. Is there any way you could get in to U of M at Columbia? It's a great hospital. I think you would have a better chance of getting the help you need.
9993516 tn?1407135190 Also, even if you do have cancer, it may be confined to the cyst or the ovary therefore only requiring the removal of the cyst or the ONE ovary with ongoing monitoring. This is commonly done in the U.S. in young women. Here in the U.S., removal of the uterus and ovaries is grossly overused with 73% of women losing healthy ovaries at the time of hysterectomy but even most hysterectomies are not necessary (only 2% are done for confirmed cancer).
1396846 tn?1332463110 org/health_pages/Multiple-Sclerosis/Sexuality-and-Multiple-Sclerosis-/show/609?cid=36 Here is a good health page. It touches on this a bit.
Avatar n tn in the last two weeks i have had three blood vessels just pop in my fingers. i was not doing anything out of the ordinary. what could be causing this? should there be a cause for concern?
665881 tn?1248930597 “Is Multiple Sclerosis really Multiple Stenosis?”, the medical term for narrowed veins. Many neurologists have yet to be convinced. At the far extreme, there’s professor Alastair Compston, head of the department of clinical neurosciences at the University of Cambridge and one of Britain’s pre-eminent MS researchers, who out-and-out dismisses Zamboni’s findings: “People with MS are unlikely to benefit from treatments that dilate blood vessels,” he said.
393986 tn?1303829575 Parvo B19 can cause a reactive arthritis in older girls and in women. I had Parvo B19 in 1999, about 8 months before my vertigo hit and slammed me down. This arthritis usually resolves, but can be permanent as it was in my right wrist and right ankle. This arthritis, and any "reactive" arthritis is immune-mediated, so they know that the virus can sauce serious problems with the immune system.
Avatar n tn Every article on the internet has to do with Strep B in prenatal women (when it is very dangerous for the baby) and nothing about Strep B for regular women in their 40's like me :) Thanks, I'd love to hear from anyone who has ever been treated for this disease or any doctors out there.
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 It's also more common in women for some reason. I first heard of this when reading a book by Oliver sacks. He's written on the subject quite a bit, but I strongly recommen his book "Musicophelia" for more information about musical hallucinations or Musical Ear Syndrome and other strange music related maladies. I'm researching the topic and below are several sources that you may find interesting: http://www.medhelp.
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.
Avatar m tn The study was presented at the meeting of the Joint Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and America's Committee on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis. Vitamin D supplements are increasingly being recommended to MS patients, both for osteoporosis, which is common in the disease, and for presumed immunomodulatory actions as well, according to senior author Peter Calabresi, MD, of the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
987762 tn?1331031553 "Multiple Sclerosis affects some 15,000 to 20,000 people in Australia; it is the most common chronic neurological disease affecting young women in Australia today." These figures are commonly listed (OZ) but if you look at Parkinson's, those organisations are saying that each year Parkinson's is diagnosed 4 times the number diagnosed with MS.
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.
Avatar n tn I have seen 3 neurologists specializing in multiple sclerosis and several radiologists have reviewed these MRIs. One doctor and three radiologists think I have multiple sclerosis. Another doctor suggested I had acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and a third doctor calls it nonspecific encephalopathy. My spinal tap and other tests were negative for MS. Lyme disease tests are negative as well. I have other tests done but most show nothing.
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.
483733 tn?1326802046 ' In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant. I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.