I am 21 from the West Midlands. I came on this site because after 7 weeks of intense pain starting in my back, spreading through my legs/arms/hips/neck/shoulders etc my dad suggested I check out the symptoms of MS.
My pain only started with my back, then it got increasinly worse to a point where my mind was having difficulty telling my legs to move. The pain is numbing/pinching/aching/burning/pins and needles, Its worse down my right side, but I have started developing it on my left now. Everywhere feels weak and painful, and no pain killers are helping. I keep having blurred eye sight when I look ahead, dizziness when I’m standing up/walking, sitffness in my legs/joints (all my joints are painful - all I have to do is move and a joint will pop and its so painful!!)
The docs did think I was a pinched nerve/siatica to begin with, but with these new symptoms they aren’t sure so have sent me for blood tests. I am waiting for a referral for an MRI scan too.
The reason I am worrying so much is because my mom has suffered from all these pains for over 20 years now. She has been back and forth from the hospital/doctors telling her this and that but she’s never been diagnosed with anything apart from artheritus. She has had problems with her eyes, balance, joints, back, knees through out the years, and when I told her about MS she said she’d never discussed this with her doctor. I’m not sure how, when everything I read on this site links in some way to her.
Her doctor did play with the fact she may have a missing gene but has not helped her persue this… she is worrying me because she’s telling me everything I am going through she has been through, and I Just want to get down to what the cause of all this pain and fatigue is.
I have an appointment with my docs on Friday… but I am afraid to bring MS up in case he thinks I am over reacting. I am so worried, its causing a lot of stress because I have been unable to go to work and it is causing financial problems for me and my partner.
If anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated.