MS diagnosis was established only subsequently with the manifestation of other neurologic symptoms. You are really going through it! Your doctor will perform a comprehensive neurological exam and most likely order an MRI screening to help pinpoint the cause. Based on the brain MRI findings, a lumbar puncture was performed, which did not show any signs of inflammation. I didn't eat anything weird either nor did I use creams on my face as I am definitely allergic to them. Other options are using gamma knife radiation or injecting glycerol to numb the nerve.
Facial Numbness Was My First MS Symptom
I went to the doctor by myself and didnt even think about having my partner go with me. Get tips for caring for your family and managing your day-to-day…. Day-to-day things got better for me. Perhaps if the person prescribing the steroids gave your daughter a more thorough explanation of the potential side effects of steroids then you wouldn't have been put through this anxiety. I later worked on a national program that uses the principles of positive psychology, which means focusing on and cultivating the good things in life instead of its dysfunctional aspects. I thought that was pretty interesting, as I now reckon the swollen back is the steroids as well though I'm not a doctor, obviously.
face swelling and multiple sclerosis | MyMSTeam
Neck and back pain can result from wear and tear or from immobility. Thanks for letting us know what happened. At present, although there is no cure for MS, certain symptoms of MS can often be eased. I became an expert on nutrition and learned about what I should be eating.
Description: These medicines are known as immunomodulatory agents. Feel free to copy this page with no changes, keeping the full copyright intact. I am sorry that you have had such a worrying weekend on top of everything. I don't think it was wrong to advise you to see a doctor they were probably playing it safe , but I think it's pretty bad this still wasn't recognized as a classic side-effect after seeing your daughter in person, and she was not only misdiagnosed, but told a lot of tosh about Rebif or steroids causing it.