Hi guys, quick question. Would really appreciate some feedback.
I’m awaiting an urgent MRI because the doctors now believe I have MS. 2 weeks ago my entire right side became weak, painful, numb, pins & needles… Name any strange sensation & I have experienced it. I’ve been in and out of a&e since last week because my arm & leg was getting worse. I’ve tested positive for babinski sign in both feet & it’s been noted I have very brisk reflexes in one side. So now they’ve me down for an urgent MRI, which I hope to get in the next 2 weeks.
I am now convinced it’s MS I have because it’s so strong in my family. My grandad had it, my mum had it (she passed away 6 years ago), a few of her first cousins have it & just a few months ago my 14 year old nephew was diagnosed too after he lost the power down his left side a year ago.
Just one question. If I have MS, I think what I am experiencing must be a relapse - I’ve had this similar thing happen me in the past twice before since last August but this time it’s worse. Is it possible for my right side to feel totally ok when I wake up, but within 30 minutes of going about my routine, I feel my arm become painful, pins & needles etc? I’m trying to convince myself that it mustn’t be MS because I assumed if you were having a relapse, this feeling in my arm etc would be here the whole time? It’s like it was ok while I was resting & now it’s back to this horrible feeling of having no power in my arm.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t going out of my mind with worry here. I have seen first hand how horrible this disease can be after I cared for my mum for years until she died at 52. I just can’t feed to think that this is what I have now also.
Thanks so much,