Good evening everyone, I’m new here.
I’m 36 years old, female, and am awaiting an appointment at the hospital for a brain scan to determine if I have MS.
A bit of background: for the last couple of years I have had extended periods of being fatigued, occasional tingling/numb face, frequent migraines, unsteady on my feet.
Over the last 9 months or so things have just been getting worse. I now get terrible aching and shooting pains in my joints, especially my knees, hips, elbows and hands. I am constantly constipated. I am losing my ability to grip things properly: I drop things a lot but I don’t have numbness as such in my hands - just a weak grip, my vision has become a bit “off”, I can sleep and sleep and not feel refreshed.
I’m finding it harder and harder to walk far as my legs hurt so much, I become weak and feel like I’ll fall. I’m depressed, anxious. Even washing my hair in the shower causes such an ache in my arms I have to lower them and crouch down to rest.
I just saw my GP and he said, “Well you walked up the corridor alright!” I felt like a fool who was wasting his time. He has referred me however.
I’m feeling so scared.
Do these symptoms sound at all like any you have suffered?
Many thanks for your time.