Good Evening All
I am 27 years old and was diagnosed with MS just over a month ago. Before my diagnosis I had experienced pins and needles and a numb sensation in my legs and then it went to my feet. I was initially told by a doctor that I had a pinched nerve and it would heal itself and to continue going to the gym etc but 8 months later the symptoms became worse. Over a period of 3 weeks every morning my right leg became progressively worse. I was then admitted to hospital as I was unable to walk unaided where tests showed I had MS. It was a massive shock when I was told this but in a strange way a relief to me. I seem to have handled the news very well, I have hardly cried & not allowed myself to get upset. This may be because I feel that in a way I have some sort of control over this whereas friends and family have none. The thing that upset me the most was telling other people and their reactions to the news. I am awaiting an appointment with my consultant to discuss treatment going forward although what I have read so far is a little scary. All the treatments seem to have side affects in particular Tysabri, has anyone had any experience of this treatment?