I’m a 25 year old guy and I’ve been a member of the forum since last year. I’m not diagnosed with MS and I’m not really sure what is wrong but I joined the forum last year when I began suffering from neurological issues that I found difficult to explain. I had migraines 2-3 times a week, had pain behind my left eye, muscle spasms, tremors in my arms and legs and I couldn’t stand bright light or sunlight and had to wear sunglasses almost constantly. I was dizzy which became so bad over the course of two weeks last year that I was unable to drive and found it difficult to walk. At one point I became convinced that I’d suffered a stroke or TIA!! The symptoms began about 2-3 years previous to this and came on every 4-5 months, beginning with an annoying pain behind my left eye, got worse over a period of 6-8 weeks then eased off again.
Since last year, I’ve seen a neurologist who diagnosed me with daily chronic headache and migraine. He prescribed nortryptaline and topiramate. I’ve also had a CT scan which was normal.
Since then my symptoms have improved, the dizziness, which was particularly bad has especially improved and I’ve only had 2-3 migraines since. Although improved, I have however continued having muscle spasms in both legs, pins and needles in my feet and for a week in May I lost feeling down one side of my arm. I’ve also suffered terribly with fatigue, especially in warm or humid weather, which is exasperated by the medications.
I decided due to the fatigue to stop taking my medications, and did so but cutting down and eventually stopping nortryptaline as advised by my GP, but since then I’ve noticed a change in my other symptoms. My fatigue has improved slightly but the pins and needles and muscle spasms are worse. I’ve also become much less co-ordinated, dropping things all the time at work and my hands just feel awkward. I go to do a task and it feels wrong or feels awkward and I notice I’m doing it wrong and strangely but can’t figure out how I used to do it - very strange. Also I’ve been suffering leg pain, almost like growing pains, on a daily basis.
Basically I’m just wondering if the nortryptaline could have been masking these symptoms? I feel a lot better than I did last year but I have new symptoms that I feel aren’t due to migraine. I’ve always had MS in the back of my mind since last year, also my grandmother has MS so when the symptoms first began it did spring to mind that they matched some of those of MS. I 'm hesitant to visit my GP again and persue a neurology appointment as, at the moment I’m mobile and relatively well, I’m just confused and wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar?