This is my first post here and I should say I haven’t been diagnosed with MS, but am waiting to see a neurologist next month. I know no-one can answer my question really, but I’m hoping to here some ‘positive’ stories from others. Last December I had the start of some MS-like symptoms (numbness in one foot and a burning type sensation in one hand). I was tested for carpal tunnel and referred to a physio under suspicion of irritated nerves. The symptoms came and went and I thought I was making progress.
Around six weeks ago I had a migraine (my first in almost four years) and since then I feel like my MS-like symptoms have accelerated. I’ve had the whole range and they come and go - sometimes it could be a few minutes of numbness or a visual disturbance, sometimes hours. Rarely longer. They haven’t impacted my day to day life physically, but obviously emotionally it’s a very difficult time.
I have been ‘coping’ with a possible diagnosis by focussing on being on the more ‘positive’ signs of the statistics - that possibly I’ll be diagnosed with RRMS. I’m 39, have two children and have been looking at it as a thing I have to cope with, come bad days or good. However, I’m starting to get really concerned that I’m having this ‘bubbling’ of a whole variety of symptoms - every day there is something, but they come and go.
I’m now getting really concerned that this could indicate it is progressive - it’s not just one symptom showing up for a while and then remitting. I know no-one can answer this definitively and it’s all unpredictable, but I’d be reassured to hear from others that had a similar bubbling of perhaps early symptoms then a RRMS diagnosis.