I have been living with MS for 10 years and to be honest, I have been very lucky, have had great treatment and handled most things well. Like most who come here, i have suffered pain from time to time, numbness in places and that general feeling of fatigue. However, yesterday something happened to me that has never happened to me before, I blackout.
One minute I was standing with my hands on the kitchen worktop talking to my wife, the next my legs collapsed, I cracked my chin on the worktop and the world went very scary. In fact, I sort of recall trying to stop the fall pushing my legs to a standing position but apparently this only caused me to collapse again, again hitting my chin on on the work top the way down!
My wife wrapped me in a blanket and I lay on the floor for over half an hour. I was struggling to speak (must have a glass chin) and my limbs where heavy and hard to move. Once I had regained a little composer, I managed to craw up stairs and back to bed (this all happened about 6.30am, I have been up for 10 to 15 minutes before I collapsed)
Its now Monday, I have driven to work, I have a head ache, I feel a little weak and a little shaky. Now here’s the question, do we think this is my MS? You might think that this is a silly question to ask, but I was not aware that MS can do this, and I wonder if I am just run down. Any comments would be greatly received.
(Ps, blood pressure normally average)