I am a dancer and I've been having increasing difficulty controlling my body. I had a tremor in my left arm that made me fall out of my turns. That went away but now my right leg goes numb and I fall down nearly every class. Remaining upright takes so much effort that my skills are regressing. I've been diagnosed with Hashimoto's and adrenal insufficiency, both managed with medication. However, my inflammatory markers were all high during my last round of blood work. My doctor tells me I've already developed all the autoimmune diseases I will have but I'm wondering if MS is a possibility. Should I pursue a second opinion? If so, what sort of doctor should I see?
If you have not been evaluated by a neurologist since these symptoms have started, doing so is advisable.
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Virginia Mason University Multiple Sclerosis Center