Saturday, November 3, 2012
A Conversation About MS With My Doctor
The diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis is just that, MS. Although this would fill your plate, you could also face others illnesses not associated with MS as well.
It is advisable for you to establish a connection with a Neurologist, General Practitioner, Optometrist, and a Dentist. Keep all doctors informed of current events with your MS. Not all of your symptoms are MS related thus the need for other specialists.
The following is a good example of a MS non MS symptom.
Let's go back to the MS Hug. I met with my GP and explained to her about the tightness that I experienced in my ribs radiating from the front to the back. I also could not take deep breaths. She explained to me that she was very concerned that it could be my heart and ordered further testing. Well that proved to be fine. She poked and prodded my upper body, only to order blood work. All of those tests came back Good!
After the obvious conditions were ruled out I then met with the Neurologist. He explained to me that there was a MS symptom called MS Hug. My doctor explained that this symptom could last a few days or weeks and is quite possible for the MS Hug to come and go. He prescribed a prescription to help ease the discomfort of the MS Hug until it ran its course.
It is very important to keep an open line of communication with all of your doctors.
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