I am 48 and have had problems with my left leg since my 20’s after contracting glandular fever and later diagnosed with restless leg syndrome. I have got used to experiencing involuntary twitches and pain in left leg and I am frequently woken up from sleep due to dull, ache pain, but I have just got on with it. These symptoms have come and gone in intensity over the years.
More recently I have been experiencing chronic fatigue, brain fog, aches and pains all over and dizzy spells with blurred vision especially when walking quickly. This has led me to consider what is going on ?MS ?menopause or ?sciatica as I do suffer with lower back pain as well. I have disc problems in my neck and had a trapped nerve several years ago which affected my left arm/hand. The MRI showed that I have degenerative changes to my c-spine, so I must assume my lower back is also affected as well. Last week I had extensive blood tests which have come back normal for thyroid, RA, inflammatory markers and B12 to name a few. My blood pressure is high at 150/100 and I waiting to get fitted with a 24hr monitor. For the last 3 weeks I have been waking up in the morning with a numb left big toe, sometimes this radiates to my whole foot, and I can get pins and needles as well which normally goes away after I have got up and walked around. It can return though if I have been sitting for long periods too. My question is would the numbness stay in my toe/foot all the time if it is MS or is this possibly caused by sciatica and linked more to positional changes? My GP has asked me to return so he can conduct a full neurological exam and I’m getting worried.
Thank you in advance.