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Okay here I go. I dont have MS, but have been worried about it. I have had lots of tingling in my body for the last few weeks. In that time I have been very anxious and stressed. Ive actually been really anxious for about 3 months everyday, but the tingling ive more noticed recently. I went to my dr last May with the same complaint just less tingling and she had me do an MRI. It was normal. Went to different dr today and he is sending me for MRI too. Both dr's said they wanted to rule out MS. This had me worried. If I just had an MRI last May, the likely hood of this being MS should be low right?

I do have some pinched nerves in my neck, but that would only explain the numbness and tingling in my hands and arms not my feet, legs, etc. Can anxiety create tingling through out your body? I get tingling on top of my head and twitches on my upper lip too.

I also had a nerve conduction study last year which was normal. I couldnt figure it out, I can tap my wrist and it goes numb in my hands, but yet all tests are normal. I dont have carpel tunnel either. Any comfort would help.
Posted on 02/21/12, 06:50 pm
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Reply #11 - 02/23/12  12:09pm
" I was diagnosed with MS after I was hospitalized with tingling from my toes up to my rib cage. As per the doctors, stress alone cannot cause these symptoms. However, stress can exacerbate symptoms caused from another issue. While I was hospitalized, they performed brain and spine MRIs with and without contrast, spinal tap, and massive amounts of blood work. The only test result the used to make the diagnosis was the spinal tap.

I can only speak from my personal experience and I don't want it to cause you more anxiety. Because you have/had other nerve issues/conditions, I think you my want to examine that more as well. I initially chalked up my issues to "sleeping funny" or a pinched nerve but you really never know.

I don't know what doctors you have seen but maybe find an MS specialist or a neurologist with a special interest in MS. "
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Reply #12 - 02/23/12  2:28pm
" I would strongly suggest having your vitamin b-12 and d3 levels checked. Deficiencies in those can actually mimic ms symptoms and are easily fixed! "

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