These are all symptoms I am having or have had over the past 6 years but worse and more chronic the past 3 years...horse voice, difficult breathing, vision problems, arm and hand pain, numbness, carpal tunnel, memory issues, balance problems, hearing loss, legs tighten straight, etc. I have not been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis but I think I'm having a flair. The past few weeks with worsening. Could that be MS and can I go to the emergency room to have it diagnosed? I'm extremely worried.
I would require much more information to determine if MS is a possibility in your case. Your symptoms certainly sound like they are a result of some problem in your nervous system. Since the symptoms have been present for some time and do not sound life threatening, I would recommend that you see a neurologist as an outpatient. The emergency room is for acute onset problems or life threatening problems.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego