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Sep 01, 2015 1:40 PM

So I would like to hear from some of you. In 2013 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Lately I have had some new symptoms appear, and my pain flares are to the point I feel paralyzed. I literally cant move. My eye dr noticed some interesting crevices on the back of my eye, I have a borderline positive ana test, and a homogeneous, speckled paytern. After all my research, and comparing symptoms that I have, I feel like I could possibly have MS. What does anything think? I have an appt with a neurologist in Oct.

Sep 02, 2015 7:11 AM

I think you should ask about Sjogrens and Polymyalgia Rheumatica. Both can effect the eyes. Have you had any scans? MS would sh I w lesions on the spina l cord and brain.

Sep 02, 2015 7:12 AM


Sep 02, 2015 7:34 AM

MSRN28, I have a question for you. It was mentioned to me by my pain management doctor and rheumatologist that I may have MS. However, I have a spinal cord stimulator that can't be removed. How would they be able to check for the lesions on me since I can't have an MRI?

Sep 02, 2015 9:25 AM

Msrn28, thank you for your input, I will have my dr check on those. I have never had anything checked on my spine, so I'm hoping they will do an mri.

Sep 04, 2015 9:48 AM

I'm being tested for m.s I've read many people who have fibromilgia have hidden m.s my.like a mom was diagnosed with fibromyagia about 8 plus yrs ago. And few years ago lesions were found on her brain. She has 16 now. I have lesions on my spine.

Sep 04, 2015 12:54 PM

I was checked for MS twice but luckily clear

Sep 04, 2015 9:21 PM

Alwayz, lumbar puncture (spinal tap) can also be used to check for MS, I believe. I can't remember where I read that right now though.

Sep 05, 2015 3:11 AM

Melissa, from what I understand, for an autoimmune disease, they look for the ANA to be relatively high. The reason I say that is because mine was pretty high but they still said it wasn't high enough. But they also look for a test for inflammation like a sed rate. I think they have a better test now but I forget what it is called. I hope you find the answers you need. I hope that my suggestion is right and it might not indicate you have MS but I don't know if you need to have a positive ANA. I just hope for your sake.

Sep 06, 2015 8:00 PM

I was going to suggest the sjogrens. I have it and it does affect the eyes. 🙏🌼

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