I think I might be experiencing my 2nd Episode but I’m not sure. I was diagnosed with MS 12 years ago following optiic neuritis & scans, etc. Initially it was you have MS and then well It’s clinically isolated episode so will likely lead to MS but it might not. 2 years of initial fear of what is going to happen to me, to 10 years plus later no sign of anything, until last Friday.
I’ve been away on hols sightseeing & walking in Northumbria & Scotland, to find on Friday night I had some numbness in my left foot & lower leg, I thought nothing of it until over the last few days It’s been getting worse. No pain just numbness to touch from thigh to toe & a feeling my leg is really cold like being in an ice bath but It’s the same temperature as my other leg. Saw a GP while I was away who suggested I visit A&E, they said not a stroke or back pain so very likely MS related as It’s one leg and unilateral. Suggestion was to see own GP & ask for a referral to neurology asap which A&E will back up in writing.
Does this sound like an episode to you? I’ve got no idea as it will be my 2nd one in 12 years & the first one I didn’t even know was linked to MS until after the evet with an out of the blue diagnosis.
Feeling very scared right now & unsure where to turn, what advice to seek & also how to handle the numbness & the uncomfortableness I’m experiencing with it.
GP tomorrow & Will also call MS nurse.