Hi all. I have recently been diagnosed as suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome by my GP, because I have suffered from frequent bouts of extreme and excessive tiredness for many years now. However, I have been a bit worried about the possibility of MS recently, as I have a few other symptoms which would seem to fit with that diagnosis (I haven’t mentioned these additional symptoms to my GP yet). These are:-
Recently I’ve noticed that my short-term memory has been getting bad, and I’m frequently getting told things like “I told you that yesterday” or “we spoke about that earlier”, and I’ve got no memory of the conversation at all.
My left arm feels weak sometimes. Not so bad that I drop things or anything, just a weird kind of weakness like you would get after carrying something heavy for example.
I had a really bad headache in the night the other night (although I had had some alcohol the evening before ) and it was so bad that it woke me up a couple of times. Then when I woke up in the morning, the vision in my left eye was blurry for about 5 minutes. I put this down to the fact that I’d probably just had a migraine
Sensitivity to temperature - I feel cold all the time. The warmth from having a bath can make my tiredness really bad and I quite often spend hours asleep in the bath against my will!
I know all these symptoms are a bit vague and could be attributed to a million and one things, but I just wondered what your opinions were on whether I should go back to my GP and ask about MS. I don’t want them to think I’m a hypochondriac, but obviously I don’t want to just ignore the symptoms if it could be something bad.
Thanks for listening!