Last week I saw a neurologist who assured me I don’t have MS but I am suffering from migraine with aura. I was elated to hear what he had to say but a week later and my symptoms have worsened and I’m feeling pretty blue about it… Feeling exhausted, fizzing in my legs, very light numb feeling that has escalated up my legs, my limbs feel heavy especially my arms and last night my face felt numb in places and I’ve been left with a numb lip, a bit like the anesthetic wearing off after the dentist. Also, my tinnitus is louder. But I haven’t lost feeling and my reflexes are fine. And I’m finding it hard to sleep.
The neurologist has asked my GP to prescribe Gabapentin and thinks the migraines are being flueled by changes in hormones (I’m 46).
Today I didn’t go to work for the first time because of the symptoms. I work in a very stressful environment (it’s been like that for over a year now) which is unlikely to get better any time soon.
Have any of you been diagnosed with migraine with aura and then went on to get MS? Also how do you deal with work?
Although I have a diagnoses I don’t feel this is the end.