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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I have had leg weakness and discomfort for a few months. Are there possibilities that I have multiple sclerosis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?
Query: Hi doctor, Since few months, I have had leg weakness, but they are not actually weak. They just feel like it. And also feels heavy sometimes. I also have slight shakiness in hands and shooting pains in my left knee. The cardiology checkup was normal, CT scan done a month ago was normal except for an... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms: 1. since when do you have the symptoms? How long was the duration? Was it of sudden onset or developed slowly over time? 2. How exactly do you feel in your legs? What activities seem difficult with legs - getti... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 does positive Hoffman's sign mean?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male. I was previously diagnosed with essential tremor, for which I have been taking Propanolol 160 mg for six years. My current symptoms are constant tingling, soreness, and restlessness of the legs. I get spasms in the legs as well as arms. My right eye goes blur... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are not easily explained by one problem. A positive Babinski and Hoffman sign indicates that you might be having some spinal cord lesion. But slurring of speech and blurring of eye signify a brain lesion. Intermittent drooping of one eye may point towards... Read Full »
I have burning discomfort in my legs, buttocks, arms, hands, and lower back for six days. What could it be?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old female. I have burning discomfort in my legs, buttocks, arms, hands, and lower back for six days. There is no weakness, no tingling, no numbness, no confusion, and no stroke symptoms. My friend told me that I might have multiple sclerosis. What could it be? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some more details about your symptoms, 1. Did you have burning sensations over the whole body below the neck at one time? Or had uneven patchy distribution? Or the location of burning sensation was varying with time like, sometimes at legs, sometim... Read Full »