Over the past years I’ve largely lived life as normal. I go to the park with my dog, go to work, read a good book on the couch. If, every now and then, something a little odd happened, say my fingers went numb or i walked into a couple walls, I’d brush it off as paranoia or hypochondria. After all it must happen to everyone right?
It wasn’t until i started talking to some friends that I realised your hand going numb, or dropping the thing you were holding perfectly fine 2 seconds ago wasn’t really a usual occurrence. When I started explaining about the weakness and inabilty to function in the heat for any length of time with my legs feeling like they would collapse and what has rapidly become near constant dizziness and vertigo the past couple of weeks, they became genuinely alarmed. Most of them have seen me collapse in the past from dizziness and weakness but thought i was merely out of shape, now they are urging to me to see a neurologist (which i have an appointment with in a week). Now im beginning to wonder if, as I’ve suspected for some time; something deeper may be the cause. Does this sound familiar to anyone else?
General Fatigue (worse with heat) • 2012
Numbness/Dullness left hand • 2014
Pinkie Twitching/bouncing • 2014
Bladder issues • 2014
Weakness legs/ stumbling/ tripping/ right foot numbness (gets worse in heat) • 2015
Dizziness/ vertigo • 2016
Arm Weakness/ tiring quickly • 2016
Eye pain with eye movement • 2017
Intermittent blurred vision/ sensitivity to light • 2017
Shaking/ buzzing in hands/ legs • 2018
Loss of fine motor skills/ weakness in hands (worse with heat) • 2018
Here’s a timeline i put together of when i started noticing these things.
Thank you for reading,