Throat problems and ms

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Avatar n tn The most frequently encountered symptoms in MS are weakness, sensory disturbances, eye problems, bladder problems and sexual dysfunction. The course of the disease is characterized by exacerbetions and remissions. It is also possible that your symptoms are stress related or due to depression or anxiety. There are other neurological and psychiatric disorders that could explain the symptoms.
799695 tn?1257579598 Has anyone ever had throat muscle contractions which pressed on the gag reflex and made you throw up? I've had swallowing problems before, but now it seems like my throat muscles are becoming spastic and just contracting and making me throw up. I also just got over the swine flu a few weeks ago and have heard that illness like the flu can bring about a relapse. I know i'm not sick from the flu, because I can clearly feel my muscles tightening in my throat. Is this common?
219373 tn?1274921434 Colon spasms can be caused by a great many things, and stress is sure one of them. Long ago I had problems with that for almost a year, and it was a very stressful year indeed. But MS can cause bowel difficulties as well. Constipation is often seen in MS. I don't know about colon spasms, but I don't see why not, given everything.
Avatar n tn I saw a ear, nose, throat specialist who did the scope with the rubber hose and saw nothing in the throat. My blood work for thyroid came back ok. What are the possibilities that could be causing this? ========================================================================== Swallowing problems have been reported in up to 33% of patients with MS in some surveys, since you already have this diagnosis I think this should be top of the list of possibilities.
Avatar f tn Since being on a antibotic and this cymbalta my neck feels funny and my throat feels like its got a lump of cotton in it,the cymbalta makes my mouth dry, I went to medical dr yesterday told him i thought i was allergic to meds he looked down my throat in my mouth and felt my neck and said im ok...........but its still bothering me,,,,,,,,,im thinking about stopping the cymbalta to see if it goes away.......Its really bad when i bend my head down and underneath my chin...........
620877 tn?1282764097 I have wondered all along if my GI problems are related to the numbness/tingling and other possible MS symptoms that I have been experiencing for the last 2 years. If anyone would like to share their wisdom, I would appreciate it!
1745395 tn?1342061753 Therefore, it is quite possible for MS to cause problems with speech and voice quality that come and go during relapses or as high levels of fatigue set in. Of course there are other causes as well so it's always good to get your PCP or neurologist to evaluate the problem. I've had several variations of this myself. Sometimes it seems to be from the severe dryness that several autoimmune diseases cause. Sometimes I think it's a medication side effect.
1064115 tn?1257972917 There's been some speculation about MS causing GERD - if the muscles at the top of the stomach that control the valve weaken, then it would open and send gastric juices into the esophagus. I don't know about that. But one of my enduring MS symptoms has been an esophageal spasm - usually triggered by indigestion.
Avatar m tn Can i as if anyone knows if there is any possibility of damage to my thyroid from MS. I ask because i have long standing MS symptoms including muscle aches in arms, hands and legs along with severe and permanent loss of sensation in my thighs. My question is really concerning the likelihood a thyroid disorder. I am finding it very, very slow to shift my excess weight. I follow a strict diet and exercise program and over a six month period the weight is moving but very slowly.
400099 tn?1282954864 They sit you in a chair and put a machine next to your throat and then feed you little bits of food and water with barium in it. The therapist told me it's not truly accurate because you are completely focused on what you are swallowing, which is one of the main things they tell you to do to help yourself....very small bites and sips and concentrate on swallowing. The test is absolutely no big deal.
567489 tn?1297250714 Hoarseness can be related to MS and several MS mimics and other conditions. Hoarseness can be a less common symptom according to the National MS Society. The name for this is dysphonia. Dysphonia is the term used for changes in voice quality, including hoarseness, breathiness, nasality, poor control of pitch.
Avatar n tn I recently had my vitamin D checked after having dizziness and problems with balance, I also have weakness in my right arm and leg. How long do you think it will take for these problems to go away? I've seen a neurologist who believes I definitely don't have MS btw. My vitamin D was 6ng/ml!!
Avatar n tn The most frequently encountered symptoms in MS are weakness, sensory disturbances, eye problems, bladder problems and sexual dysfunction. The course of the disease is characterized by exacerbetions and remissions. It is also possible that your symptoms are stress related or due to depression or anxiety. There are other neurological and psychiatric disorders that could explain the symptoms.
Avatar n tn Prior to that and subsequently has been move difficult to get to eat any food. MS is primary progressive and its not uncommon to take hours to complete a small meal. Prefers chewing ice to drinking fluids but not engaging similar movement with soft/hard foods. Any suggestions?
Avatar m tn Can i as if anyone knows if there is any possibility of damage to my thyroid from MS. I ask because i have long standing MS symptoms including muscle aches in arms, hands and legs along with severe and permanent loss of sensation in my thighs. My question is really concerning the likelihood a thyroid disorder. I am finding it very, very slow to shift my excess weight. I follow a strict diet and exercise program and over a six month period the weight is moving but very slowly.
Avatar f tn I know this post was from 3 years ago, but I'm still reading, and thought someone else may be too. I have GAD as well, though it's associated with PTSD. I have had REALLY similar symptoms to those described above, and yes they can be anxiety-related. No, they are not in your head, not at all. HOWEVER, looking at this list exactly as it is literally SCREAMS gall bladder to me.
420469 tn?1217647363 But 2 things seem to be happening. 1) Oddly, as soon as I start Neurontin, my throat problems dissolve and 2) as soon as I go off (by 3 missed doses even) they start back up again. Now Neurontin is for neuropathic pain, so how could it possibly be effecting my throat. Could it be that the problems with my throat are only sensory? I just don't understand, does anyone out there have any ideas about the science of this?
Avatar f tn Hey there, Immis is basically saying exactly what i was going to say......I thought it was a giant leap to be assuming it was a neurological issue, if your throat is painful or sore to swallow, most people would conclude it was one of the common causes first and see a GP if necessary. I looked at your posting history, simply because I wondered if it was possible that your anxiety, might be leading you to read into things more, which isn't very good for your or anyone.
335728 tn?1331414412 I went to the Opthamologist in the hopes that he would be able to further assist me as my neurologist has stated that my MS is in-active and my gp (pcp) has no history in dealing with MS patients and has admitted to her lack of knowledge of MS. Therefore she is taking what the neurologist as gospel and will not help me get a second opinion. I am quite concerned about this sight problem and I am not sure what my next step should be.
Avatar m tn Felt almost like a temperature change, a very very nervous feeling, a bit of a pressure in the chest (bottom of ribcage), as well as a severe numb feeling that would come and go on the chest and both sides of the throat, as well as a light feeling in the arms and legs. It lasted one night, I could tell for the next week that the symptoms I had previously had were a little more severe. One week later it pinched like that again. Again it set off an anxiety attack as it was starting.
338416 tn?1420045702 Well, I had wondered if my MS and the circulation problems in my left leg were related. Turns out that many MS patients have extra-cranial or extra-spinal vessel stenosis. In other words, the blood vessels leading to areas that have lesions are usually closed up. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=19060024 At least I think that's what this article says. So how many of you have circulation problems in your arms or legs?