Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, otherwise called MS, is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Here, the immune system attacks and damages the myelin, the protective sheath that covers nerve fibers. This damage can result in permanent damage to the nerves.

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Are presyncope episodes for long-duration suggestive of tumor or MS (multiple sclerosis)?

Query: Hi doctor, Over the past three years, I have random and progressively worsening presyncope episode, and I just feel lightheaded in general. I have had a normal EEG and a normal 14 day Holter monitor. An electrophysiologist said I have dysautonomia. Is it possible to have missed a tumor or MS? Pleas...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that it is less likely that your symptoms are caused by MS (multiple sclerosis) or a tumor. I agree with what your doctor said. Low blood pressure or orthostatic hypotension can cause such a clinical situation. For this rea...  Read Full »

Are muscle twitches related to the COVID vaccines?

Query: Hello doctor, I received the Novavax clinical trial COVID vaccine two months back. A few days later, I woke up, and my arms fell asleep. Well, shortly after that, muscle twitches started in my arm, then lower arm, hands, calves, thighs, lower back, and cheeks below my ear. They happen sporadically ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further detail about your symptoms: 1. The muscle twitches at mentioned body parts happen simultaneously or occur at a different location at different timings? 2. Are these twitching increasing with time, or is it the same or decreasing wi...  Read Full »

Which COVID-19 vaccine is safe for persons with ADEM?

Query: Hello doctor, I need to know if the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for a person with ADEM?  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. ADEM (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis) is a demyelinating disease with only one episode after a vaccine, and the chances for this situation to repeat after another vaccine are rare. So, It is safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine. I would suggest you with the Modern...  Read Full »

Why do I experience brain fog only during the day?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and have been having several issues lately that have really been bothering me. The first one started back in September. I started leaking urine. This issue is still going on and has not stopped. I went and saw a doctor, and they gave me some antibiotics and thought i...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would recommend performing a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), which is a more accurate test compared to the CT scan and does not impose the risk of radiation. I would also recommend checking thyroid hormone levels a...  Read Full »

Can lesionectomy surgery cure the small lesions on my frontal lobes?

Query: Hello doctor,I have two small lesions on my frontal lobes. I read lesionectomy surgery is possible using a laser to burn the lesions. What are your thoughts?  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know details about your symptoms and also would like to see images showing those lesions and their radiological report. Is the diagnosis about those lesions confirmed on neuroimaging or still doubtful about the etiology of those lesions? Burning brain...  Read Full »

How do you get multiple sclerosis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have the following symptoms, and please give me a suggestion. The symptoms are headache, tiredness, difficulty to concentrate, nervousness, forgetfulness, anxiety, sensitivity to glare, impaired light-dark adaptation, blurred vision, oversensitivity to light, dry eyes, ringing in the ear...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq .com. I can understand your concern. It looks like you have a whole lot of symptoms. It is almost seven years that you are experiencing the symptoms, which are increasing as the days or years passed. I have few questions before I suggest anything. Are the medicines you ar...  Read Full »

What is causing muscle spasms all over my body?

Query: Hello doctor,A few years back, I was convinced that I had MS. I had blurred vision in one eye and muscle spasms all over my body. I had a few MRIs which all came back lesion-free. I also had an EMG, which came back normal as well. Since then, I have also started having incontinence, and my arms and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms are not suggestive of MS (multiple sclerosis), especially considering the normal repeated MRI. So, we can completely exclude MS in this situation. Coming to this point, I would recommend checking Vitamin ...  Read Full »

What causes muscle twitches and heart palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male. My weight is 70 kg. I have had muscle twitches all around my body and heart palpitations for around six months. Recently I have had a general weakness in both of the triceps that sometimes migrates into my forearms. I have also experienced anxiety and depress...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about your symptoms: 1. Since when you started to have these twitchings? Are these since six months only? 2. In which body parts you get these twitches? 3. Are these twitching increasing with time, or is it the same or dec...  Read Full »

What are my neurological symptoms pointing at?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male with a weight of 50 kilograms and a height of five feet five inches. I have extreme fatigue for few days. I have unbearable pressure in my head, behind my eyes and ears. I have neck stiffness lasting for 40 minutes. I am unable to move my head in any direction a...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and test reports. Regarding your complaints, you can have any metabolic disorder. Check your vitamin D levels. You have phosphorous levels in borderline. You need to do a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to rule out the cause for...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a Siddha or Ayurveda medicine to relax my abdominal muscles.

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis before five years. Now, I am taking an injection of Glataxone to manage my problem. I do not have any inflammation in my spine. I have severe dorsal spine muscle spasms or tightness in my right abdomen for more than six months...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Multiple sclerosis usually shows slow improvement. We can stop the disease progression by taking Siddha or Ayurveda drugs. You have muscle spasms in the abdomen due to lower motor neuron issues. It means that brain signals are not reaching muscle tissue. In Siddha, ...  Read Full »

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