Hi. So I have done a lot of research into MS since I started getting weird symptoms. I know anything that google could possible tell me about this disease. I am currently undiagnosed, my appointment with my neurologist is next week. However with all the symptoms I have I’m certain I have MS. I’m just unsure as to which one. I personally think it’s looking more like PPMS (I know this is much less common and normally occurs in people much older than me, but that is not always the case) so It would be helpful if you could read my symptoms and their pattern and tell me from your experience of the disease which one it looks like. This is something that is really troubling me and is making me severely depressed so I really need some answers at this point.
so my symptoms started (I think) about 3 months ago. It started with my knee locking up and I was also getting pins and needles. after a few days my legs got extremely painful and weak to the point I couldn’t even walk on them as they were too wobbly. after a few weeks of this, it stopped. But I was still getting pins and needles, muscle spasms started to develop too along with pain in my lower back that would radiate down my buttox and leg. I was getting numbness along with the pins and needles that would last a few seconds/minutes then go away. I noticed my hands starting to tremor if I lift it up, the same with my legs. I would also sometimes get bad pain when sitting even for a short amount of time. In the last 2 or 3 weeks I’ve noticed double vision in my side vision but only when I’m led down, however occasionally when I wake up it’ll be double in my central vision for a few minutes then clear up. I occasionally get blurry vision too. All of this has been within the past 3 months, currently I am still experiencing the pins and needles/numbsss, tremor, muscle twitches (though not as frequent) and pain radiating from my lower back down into my buttox and leg) I also get some headaches and the double vision when led down has remained persistent too.
I am very confused about this because these symptoms seem to come and go, nothing is constant except the double vision which only started 2 weeks ago and is only when I’m led down, and also the tremor if I lift my hand up. I know with RRMS It seems to be a distinct and suddenly attack such as a whole limb going numb for a few weeks or optic neuritis. Whereas mine seems to be many symptoms that come and go throughout the day as well as new ones appearing then leaving. So does this mean it’s PPMS?
I know this is a lot to read and I haven’t managed to explain it too well but I am extremely worried about this so any comments would be great. thank you