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- Sun May 11, 2008 5:43 am
Can i possibly have MS?
I'm 21 years old, Male. I have been experiencing Dizziness... As like i'm losing balance. I have anxiety because of this and before but could this also be due to MS?
I had past panic attacks. Had medication due to this. (Lexapro) Worked fine.
I stopped taking lexapro about 6 months -1 year now. Within those moments, i've been experiencing the same symptoms as before. The anxiety symptoms.
Thing is i decided to retake my lexapro tablet again and i experienced palpitation and severe anxiety + numbing of my shoulders and hands.
I don't understand i used to be good with lexapro.
And i had some incidents after playing basketball, losing my vision for a couple of minutes. as like standing up from a seat. as you might know what i mean. This happened 3 times already. It all went back to normal after a couple of minutes.
I don't have this vision loss when i don't do sports.
I had an ECG done already, which showed up normal. Still going to have bloodtest done.
Any tips what else i should do and could this be due to MS? Or is this all just stress related? or anxiety related?
| Debbie Miller, RN
- Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:51 pm
I would recommend you see a psychiatrist if possible. It could be anxiety and often people need a change of medications when one no longer works for them. There are other options besides Lexapro. You could have developed a sensitivity to it that is causing the distress.
MS can be very difficult to diagnose but there are many disorders that can mimic one another so you could have symptoms that look like this to you but are actually something else entirely. Because of this, attempts to treat this as anxiety or stress could be the smartest first-line treatment. Sometimes the best you can do is try something like this (treating anxiety symptoms with a new medication) and if it doesn't help, move on to other possible causes.
I assume you have had a good over-all exam in the course of your symptoms.
Best wishes to you.