Does MS feel like anxiety?
Depression, persistent anxiety and extreme irritability are not natural or inevitable, even in people with MS.
However, they are very common.
These changes require treatment just like any of the physical symptoms of the disease; mood changes can be a significant source of pain and distress in and of themselves.
What can mimic MS?
For example, sarcoidosis, Sjogren’s syndrome, and systemic lupus erythematosus can all cause transverse myelitis, which is a rare neurological condition characterized by inflammation spread across a segment of the spinal cord. Transverse myelitis is also seen in multiple sclerosis.
Do I have MS or fibromyalgia?
Multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia both involve the nervous system and cause chronic symptoms, such as pain and fatigue. However, there are crucial differences. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition. The most telltale symptom is widespread pain and tenderness in the muscles and joints.
How do you rule out MS?
A spinal tap can also help rule out infections and other conditions with symptoms similar to MS . MRI, which can reveal areas of MS (lesions) on your brain and spinal cord. You may receive an intravenous injection of a contrast material to highlight lesions that indicate your disease is in an active phase.