I very rarely post but am pretty desperate at the moment & would appreciate any advice anyone can give me.
I have ‘probable MS’ (only probable because I’ve been too ill recently to have another lumbar puncture.) I had a serious heart op in mid February with a recovery of up to 6 months & the MS problem has been happening for 3 years although I think I’ve had it since around 1988. I’ve had 2 huge prolonged flare ups of ‘MS’ symptoms in the last 2 years & my neuro gave me the ‘probable MS’ diagnosis last February 2013 as I’ve been too ill with my heart to have the Lumbar Puncture. I can’t have an MRI because I have a Defibrillator in my chest which doesn’t allow MRI’s (more’s the pity!)
I’ve had arthritis pain in my joints for a few years but in the last 8 weeks it’s got much worse. These last 10 days have been very, very bad & the Rheumatologist thinks it may be Rheumatoid Arthritis as I have it in my family already.
Today, after being very tired when I woke up & then having a shower, I got caught by surprise by my MS symptoms that appeared from nowhere. I couldn’t co-ordinate my limbs, was swaying about like a drunk & my legs wouldn’t hold me up. I’m still unsteady now & can’t work out where it’s all come from!
I would so appreciate hearing from anyone else who has similar problems or knows that yes, you can have more than one condition. I am feeling so desperate at the moment.