I started having pins and needed in my left arm in October 2017, and over a few weeks it spread to my legs and some of my toes. I saw my GP who was fantastic and did some neurological tests on me. She then referred me for a head MRI which I had within 4 days. A week later she called me back to say that that they had found multiple areas of hyper intensities and she would be giving me an urgent referral to an neurologist. By December I still hadn’t heard from the hospital about an appointment date so I went private. Saw a MS specialist and based on examination he feels like I have a further lesion or lesions on my cervical spine and has requested another MRI on both my spine and head, which i think I’m having next week. The consultant suggested if I had any issues over Christmas that I should go straight to A&E. We’ll over Christmas I had what I would call a migraine with nausea and extreme fatigue leaving me completely floored. The next day I felt better, but still slightly hungover, if that makes sense?! and I had severe pins and needles over both my legs and saddle area that lasted for a few hours and has been tapering off and I didn’t seek treatment. I have two little ones under the age of three and I didn’t was to spend to spend Christmas away from them!
My question or questions rather are:
has anyone every experienced a relapse/episode after a migraine type thing? And is it something that I should report to the neurologist?
I’ve been left with a painful arm and hand, and I think some weakness (I nearly dropped my 16 month old), in the arm that first presented with the pins and needles, does this pain go away with time?
Also I don’t presume to have MS, it’s just what the GP suggested to me and the consultant has said it’s way to early to suggest it although it’s a really possibility.
sorry for the long post. My girls are napping so I’m unleashing all my thoughts while I’m free!!!
thank you for reading