Hi, my doctor has considered ms a strong possibility. I have a brain MRI scheduled for next week. I have had many blood tests to rule things out. My inflammatory markers came back elevated so now she has ordered a test to rule out RA. My foot has been numb and tingling for about 8 months. I also get occasional sharp shooting pains in it and in my lower leg. My symptoms include dizziness, off balance, muscle spasms/twitching, weakness, heat sensitivity, sharp stabbing head aches lasting less than 10 seconds, slurred words, forgetting words. Does elevated inflammatory markers have any relation to MS flares?
When I was diagnosed 20 months ago, I had raised inflammatory markers ( ESR and CRP), not dramatic but just a little higher than the normal range. In addition bloods taken at an insurance medical 10 months earlier from diagnosis also had a similar level of ESR. ( I got the insurance though!) 2 months after admission the results were back well into normal range and have stayed there. I did have a short course of high dose steroids when admitted.
Best wishes with all the tests. P.