My name is Callum Hurley, whom some of you may remember has been having sudden, debilitating what-could-be MS symptoms for just over a month despite being only 24. I’m still waiting to see a neurologist, but they seem to be getting quickly worse and my doctor is utterly baffled.
I presented with classic urinary problems which come and go to some extent, but most days now I am peeing constantly and multiple times throughout the night, with a constant need and pressure in my groin region. My doctor is totally bemused by this, saying he has never seen it in one so young or at the onset of MS, that it usually takes years to develop. Has anybody else experienced anything like this? Is this truly unheard of?
I also still have a slight limp of sorts, which again seems to be much worse at some times rather than others, but haven’t lost any if my ability to walk beyond the awkward gait and feeling. There is definite stiffness in my right calf. My doctor is also baffled by this, saying that someone with such severe urinary symptoms would be expected to be much more disabled. I also have stiffness and pain in my hands now, but again no obvious loss of function to an outside observer despite how difficult to use they feel to me, and some kind of lightheadedness feelings that come and go also.
Does this sound like anything anybody has experienced before? My doctor seemed to suggest that MS doesn’t act this way and it may be something else, such as a tumour in the spine. This has gone from nothing to this bad in only 5 weeks. Even 2 months ago I was a healthy and active young man, now I am an utter mess who can barely function at all. Is this even remotely normal?