Multiple sclerosis onset after age 60

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Avatar n tn One was from the MSQR - Multiple Sclerosis Quarterly Report (I think) on the whole topic of Late-Onset MS - which is onset of first symptoms after age 50. You can search through the Consortium for MS Clinics for the article titled "late-Onset Multiple Sclerosis" - oddly enough.
Avatar n tn Thus far, there have been about 15 genes associated with epilepsy, but mostly febrile seizures (not really epilepsy per se), absence epilepsy, frontal lobe epilepsy, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and benign rolandic epilepsy. The age of onset of your seizures and the description of your seizures would not likely place you in these entities.
Avatar f tn // Think you will find this discussion, and article informative. Are you on a disease modifier? Hope to see you around!
Avatar n tn Hi, I found out I had Melanoma skin cancer when I was 26 and shortly after found out that i am now VERY allergic to all dairy, tomatos, soy, and wine/grapes. I am now 28 and I keep adding food to my allergy list. I can not find an explanation to why this is happening to me. It seams to be all of a sudden. I have been tested for Crohn's disease, Addisons, and a huge amount of other disorders and illnesses. My doctors guessed I had IBS and Fibromyalgia.
Avatar m tn Of note, half of the patients who did not develop clinical multiple sclerosis also had abnormal MRIs at onset. In a third study, optic neuritis with no MRI lesions led to multiple sclerosis at 5 years in 16%, versus 51% of patients with 3 or more MRI lesions (Beck 1997). The 10-year data for this study show multiple sclerosis in 22% without MRI lesions, and in 56% in those with 1 or more MRI lesions. The amount of disability is unrelated to baseline lesion load.
Avatar n tn I must get out of bed and start walking around or sit in a chair for the pain to start going away. After an hour or two, the pain basically disappears. The pain seems to be emanating from my spine, and tensing up the back muscles nearest the spine. I have been seeing a chiropractor/massage therapist for about 4 weeks now, and it has not helped, because the pain is only after I sleep! I am 23 years old.
Avatar f tn But for every relapse or onset by a vaccine I can point to a thousand that had their onset after delivery, after an infection, after surgery, or who seemed to have no discernible trigger at all. Ther is nothing fair about MS. I have suggested that we recall the disease. I've tried it and don't like it. Your sister has a wonderful advocate in you. I'm glad you dropped in. Your and she are most welcome to join us.
195469 tn?1388326488 Multiple Sclerosis -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an acquired inflammatory, demylenating disease of the Central Nervous System (CNS). MS is a leading cause of disability in young adults. It strikes people in the prime of their lives, usually between 20 and 40 years of age.
Avatar m tn MADRID, SPAIN -- October 1, 2006 -- In a new study of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) after the age of 60, nearly half of relapsing patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and patients with clinically isolated syndrome presented with signs of inflammation on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Avatar n tn I started feeling sick every morning (gagging but not vomiting) starting at about 10 days after the procedure. I was confirmed pregnant on day 14 after the procedure by blood test. I had the symptoms before I was confirmed positive and I also thought they were in my head, but there could be more to it. I had a failed IUI a few months before and I did not have any symptoms at all. Good luck!
Avatar m tn I just recently read a finding which was authored by the Optic Neuritis Study Group. This study discussed the risk of developing multiple sclerosis after optic neuritis and the results showed that the cumulative probability of developing MS by 15 years after onset of optic neuritis was 50% and was strongly related to the presence of lesions on a baseline non-contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain.
1194772 tn?1309581832 05 Mar 2010 - 5:00 PST Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and a team of collaborators have observed for the first time that the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) increases by many folds following infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). This finding implicates EBV as a contributory cause to multiple sclerosis. The study appears in an advance online edition of the journal Annals of Neurology and will appear in a later print edition.
Avatar f tn Age should really only make a difference in what its 'more likely' to be for your age group, and in truth the older you are from average the less likely its MS, and the more likely its something else more common to that age group. That doesn't mean you can't get MS in your 60's, just that its more common for something else to be the cause. (am i making any sense?
Avatar m tn Multiple Sclerosis Persistent dry-eyes in morning Excessive tiredness throughout day accompanied by frequent yawning (about once every 5 minutes) Persistant itching Brain fog - unable to perform simple addition and subtraction efficiently, recall events, and frequent misuse of words or creating own words Concentration problems - Quickly bounce from topics, inability to read and comprehend(results in extreme lethargy) Anxiety - loathe human interaction, short-fused, avoid verbal communication
Avatar m tn Researchers have found that a basic multivitamin/mineral supplement can reduce overall illness, including infection, especially among the older population (age 60 and up). Make sure to take one every day. Eat more Garlic. Modern researchers have shown that garlic, particularly fresh raw garlic, has a broad spectrum of antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral effects. One garlic clove (approximately 4 grams) eaten daily is a useful amount.
Avatar f tn Heightened emotion, stress, fever, physical exhaustion, or low blood sugar may trigger tremors and/or increase their severity. Onset is most common after age 40, although symptoms can appear at any age. It may occur in more than one family member. Children of a parent who has essential tremor have a 50 percent chance of inheriting the condition. Essential tremor is not associated with any known pathology.
867582 tn?1311630997 Afterall there are 5000 new diagnoses of MS in the US every week! The studies that have looked at what the percentage of people who present with MS after after age 50 varies from 3.5% to 9.6%. This means that 1 in 30 up to 1 in 11 people with MS will present late. I will be doing a blurb soon on Late-Onset MS. there was a great, though disturbing, article in the MSQR recently on the topic. Your neurologist is apparently willing to ignore these data. Sheeesh!
Avatar f tn have you gone back to them in recent years? Have you been checked for Multiple Sclerosis? In order to determine if you have something like Muscular Dystrophy, they will need to do bloodwork and/or a biopsy of your muscle. You should try seeing a doctor again, and ask him/her to send you to a nerve specialist. You could try posting this on the MS forum and undiagnosed forum as well. Good luck to you.
Avatar f tn I'm interested in interpretation of my CSF tap info. On the oligoclonal banding, it says "...contains restriction bands that are also present in the patient's corresponding serum sample. We are unable to define whether these gammaglobulins are of systemic or intracerebral origin. The clinical significance of a numerical band count, determined by isoelectric focusing, has not been definitively defined.
Avatar f tn The expectation is that there should be a characteristic positive deflection 100-115 milliseconds (mS) after the visual stimulus for patients under 60. If it is greater than 115 mS that is a "decreased conduction velocity." That slowdown can happen anywhere from the beginning of the optic never of the eye under test to the optic cortex. There has been some discussion of the use of OCT in the diagnosis of Optic Neuritis.
Avatar f tn Whatever it is, you can then deal with it once you know. What is your age??? If you are not in the age group that many neuros feel is appropriate for new-onset MS (20-40) then you may be experiencing the kind of age discrimination others of us here have felt when trying to obtain our diagnoses.
867787 tn?1318939830 So they are dismissing outright 1 in 7 people who actually have the disease!!) 4. Onset in childhood or over age 50 (This is tragic. These age groups comprise at least 5% of MS patients. We are going to dismiss 1 in 20??? That is sloppy diagnostic work!) 5.
867582 tn?1311630997 org/posts/Multiple-Sclerosis/Lies-My-Neuro-Told-Me-or-Common-MS-Myths/show/1074879 I also bumped it for others to read Quix
382218 tn?1341185087 A few different points covered in this one) Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world, according to an international survey. The 2008 Atlas of Multiple Sclerosis showed MS strikes 133 people out of every 100,000 in Canada, the fifth highest rate among countries surveyed between 2004 and 2005.
Avatar n tn If they give you an MRI and do not use any dye, would the beginning or any of multiple sclerosis show up? If you slept thru the MRI as I did. would it make any difference? Also, my Neurologist said I have nerve abnomallys and they are similar to multiple sclerosis. What would you call that? Also, would an MRI show an anerism at the time they were looking for MS?Could I still posibly have a light amount of MS or the beginnings? I am 42 yrs old and have fibromyalgia and asthma too.
Avatar n tn Spinal tumors, other causes of demyelination in the spine (such as multiple sclerosis) and lymphoma can all cause the same symptoms. The tumors/lymphoma can also be associated with weight loss.
560501 tn?1383616340 Additionally, inversion recovery sequences suggest that there may be several poorly- defined vague areas of slightly increased signal intensity in the white matter just deep to the corticomedullary junction of the left frontal and left and right parietal lobes. It is conceivable that multiple sclerosis could produce this appearance. The etiology of these areas are not normal for a patient of this age.
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Avatar f tn Now after my baby was born 2 month she came down with Baterial Meningitis after I stop breastfeeding expain that to me.Because my back was hurting real bad they gave differnce medication, it might her the baby to stop breastfeeding. My question how did I go from good health to all these problem.I was execellence health nothing like maybe some back every now and then if I working hard.
Avatar n tn It is difficult to say without examining your husband and seeing the MRI films. But, MS is a waxing and waning type of illness (hence the name multiple in multiple sclerosis). One event would, at this point exclude MS. The fact that his spinal cord had other areas of hyperintensity along the cord would turn me away from the diagnosis of transverse myelitis. I would lean toward ADEM, acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis. This is a post infectious demyelinating disease.