Over the last couple of weeks I've looked at this Forum alot, and you all seem friendly!
The story so far:
- 3 years ago my face (left side) went numb. I was treated for Bells Palsey but it persisted. It comes and goes, maybe numb for a day or a week and then it will go for a week/month and then its back. Sometimes it tingles, feels like something is crawling across my face. I had an MRI and LP. All clear 3 years ago. This numbness has persisted and has spread to the whole of the left side of my face. Now my tongue tingles (left side). When my face is numb I feel rotten like I'm coming down with something. During this time I was bounced between EnT and Neurology.
- My right foot went dead about 2 years ago. Put this down to back problems.
- My hands tingled - investigated for carple tunnel. Found nothing.
- 6 weeks ago I develpoed Optic Neuritis. Saw a neuro quickly (afterall, I had been to neurology several times before). I was put on a 5 day course of IV steroids. Thankfully my eyesight is returning. A thoroughly awful experience.
So now I'm waiting for MRI scan with contrast and probably a LP.
My question is, why didn't anything show up 3 years ago?, Could my numb face be RRMS ??? wouldnt it have got much worse?? I'm 44 by the way
What else could it be?