For the past couple of years all I’ve been worried about was that I’ll get MS or another autoimmune disease. My mum was diagnosed with it when I was just 2 years old, her grandma had motor neurons disease and my brother has Graves’ disease.
Safe to say something must run in the family! I’m only 23 but I’ve had quite a few symptoms come up that me being a worrier I always relate them to MS. The last 6 months I’ve had achy ligaments and muscles like to the point where I rub my hands down my legs and it just feels like they’re bruised underneath constantly, I always feel pain from them. The lower right side of my back has been painful since July last year even if I bend over or slightly move I can feel it, I feel like the words I’m thinking I can’t get out properly and I get confused about simple things like my brains just not working properly and my memory is terrible. I’m constantly tired and I have aches like I’ve worked out when I’ve done nothing? Twitches in my muscles, It’s like all my energy has just gone. I’m constantly going to the loo and I get tingling in my feet and legs and my right eye has been blurry for a couple of years now and I get pain from behind it when I move my eyes, I also get a rush of tingles that go right through my body. I feel like I’m going nuts and that it’s all in my head.
im going to make an appointment with my GP soon and get referred to a neurologist. I’ve been putting it off because I’m scared to death of the outcome, I’ve basically convinced myself I have MS or another terrible illness, it’s really affecting my mental state as it’s all I’m thinking about. I saw my mum deteriorate from this disease who now can’t do anything for herself and it’s heartbreaking, I just don’t really know what to do or how to go about it.
Sorry for the long post I just need some advice.