About 5 or so years ago (now 29), I began getting tingly feeling in my hands and arms, shakiness in my hands and reduced strength as well. At the time I just ignored it and put it down to everyday stuff, since then more and more things have happened. The tingling, shakiness and reduced strength has been increasing in the amounts that it happened and has been becoming painful aswell. Along with this I have been having problems with my legs and feet in the same way as well as a feeling not being able to control my legs. I have also experienced spasms in parts of my legs which are extremely painful.
I have seen my GP’s over the years with little success in finding out about what was happening. As my symptoms have grown, blurring vision, loss of strength in my legs, struggle worse when it hot, fatigue (I used to put it down to my work, but can’t explain why I am nearly passing out asleep mid afternoon or when I finish work), vertigo (this does scare me when it happens), Loss of feeling.
I had been admitted into hospital last year where they did an MRI and what I would call a very pain lumber puncture, which came back clear. The doctors didn’t know what it might be as I came via A&E and they could decide what to do. A few months later I saw a specialist who basically said that as I was ok at the time of the appointment to go away. Since then I have been back to hospital via A&E where I was told to go away because I “had” a specialist to look after me. At the time of this, it was a very upsetting experience to be told to basically F off and read up on some condition on wikipedia (no joke). After this appointment I visited my GP who helped get me an appointment at Frenchay with the Neuroscience department, who have asked me to come in when I am suffering another large episode of symptoms.
I have been suffering from all of the above symptoms, but from past experience of the medical staff. I have felt that it isnt hard enought to go to hospital. I have recently noticed that my ablility to reason decisions and my memory has got worse.
I am not sure if this is potenially leading to a form of MS or not, but I have a sort of gut feeling that it might be.
Sorry if this seems like me moaning or going on and on, but don’t really know who to talk to about this anymore with my emotions getting the better of me.