Hi everyone, I tried posting this before but it ended up deleting my whole post somehow before I submitted it so here I am again lol. Sorry to bother you all with my story but I’d appreciate any help.
I just had a MRI two days ago. Still waiting to even meet my neurologist; the GP referred me and got told to go for an MRI before I even had an app with him.
My symptoms have been going on (I think, or it’s unrelated but coincidence then…) since I was 15, and I’m 21 now. My first symptom was bladder problems. I quit my job and dropped out of school after getting no help from drs for 6 months. Eventually after over a year I was told I have an overactive bladder and was put on vesicare and left it as that. It helped, but it would have flair ups still (still does).
When I was 18, I developed shaking in my hands and legs, along with dozens and very sore hands. It lasted about 3 weeks from memory. Because it went away I didn’t think much of it, being young an 18 I suppose. My hands would continue to hurt on and off from this day. I can’t do things like hold a book or a pot handle on my bad days.
More so, now I’m 21 and for the past 6 months things have gone downhill. I have had not much luck with my hands, as in more bad days than good, but it still seems to come in waves. About 5 months ago my legs got weaker (I have stairs at work and they’vee gotten harder to go up) and my arms are weak (even hanging out laundry they feel like they’ve been lifting weights. Lately I’ve been getting pins and needles feelings in my legs, but it’s never both legs at the same time, it’ll just randomly be one of my legs for a few minutes then go away (even when I’m laying down or standing up it’ll happen). My hands hurt a lot, now sometimes I get sharp pains in my wrists, but my whole hand aches (so the GP ruled out carpal tunnel since the whole hand is involved). My feet about 2 months ago developed this thing where if I touch the top of them near my ankle, I feel it in my toes! That was the sign that made me go back to the GP. The first GP flogged me off after testing me for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus and said “nothing is going on, you’re all good, you’re blood tests are healthier than mine!” So I tried letting it go for about a month until one day my hands hurt so bad I couldn’t take no for an answer.
So I saw a new GP and he was fantastic and is the one who said he’s worried it’s MS so yeah here I am. My main question is… does anyone erode have symptoms that come and go throughout the day like this? And just worse days than others? Sorry this is so long. I just feel like something has to be wrong. There are other symptoms too but feel like this is long enough now! Thanks for any help, it’s really appreciated