So my mum has MS so i have grown up knowing about it. But back in April my right leg had pins and needles and i couldnt feel it properly, sp i popped into the GP and they sent me straight up to A&E, got there and waited hours for a Dr to listen to my heart, inform me that i wasn’t having a heart attack, and then sent me home.
Fast forward six months and i had achey joints for a couple of days which then progressed to my knees not really supporting me when i was going downstairs and finally on the Friday, i woke up and my left leg didn’t work and the skin at the back was completely numb and the rest of my legs were pins and needley and i couldnt feel parts of them, coupled with the fact that they felt like they were on fire, I took myself back down to the A&E (after having spent the previous evening there). This time, thankfully, they took me seriosuly and sent me by ambulance up to the hospital which is in another town. Originally, they thought that i had jammed my spine but after an MRI, CT Scan and Lumbar puncture they started to throw the word “MS” around… After four days of being in hospital I finally saw the neurologist who said that it looked like an attack of MS as i had a lesion on my spinal cord, but then she also said that it could just be an isolated incident. Then she prescribed me a course of steroids, and then shuffled off on her way and out of my life.
Fast forward three weeks and after many phone calls to the neuro physio rehab team (i was ‘referred’ by the hospital, yet it took three weeks for them to receive the letter) I had my physio appointment. She is pretty sure that i do have MS as we went through a lot of things in my past that have happened, for instance, my hands are really weak and have been for a few months, my previous issue with the legs, the fact that i tend to shake sometimes and that i get tired easily. I didn’t know that these were symptoms…!
I don’t have a nuerologist appointment until March next year but in the mean time, i still cant walk, I am still numb in the backs of my legs and my bum area (cringe) and now my muscles feel like they are on fire if i apply pressure to them.
I just had to get all of that off my chest. I am scared about what this means, I am only 28 and used to be farily healthy (jogging, dancing etc)
Had anybody had my symptoms with the numbness? Does anyone know how i can start to get better, or at least let me know how long this may take to get better? I’m keeping posiitve about it as it is what it is but I have sooooooooooooooooo many questions, and yet i am finding it hard to get any answers
Thank you for reading, sorry if i went on a little bit!!