I was diagnosed as CIS, with the event thought to have started at the end of last year. I’m seeing the neurologist on Saturday and would like advice on how to approach this. Since this time I’ve had bouts of pins and needles on various limb not too dissimilar to the first episode, but not as pronounced or long lasting. I’ve also been left with nerve damage (I think) resulting in a numb thumb and index finger when sitting in certain positions, which then turns into pain. My main issue is that about 2 weeks ago my legs from my waist down felt completely numb and left me with very heavy legs, for about 3 days. I liken it to when I had severe flu that left me bed ridden. I was able to walk but it was a real effort. During this time I fell down the stairs twice, once in the dark and another time when I was holding my toddler!! My legs still feel a little heavy but I’m about 80% recovered, but I’ve been left with pain in one of my toes. Not sure if the fall was due to a lack of coordination or balance issues.
I also forgot to add…before my legs got heavy and numb my eyelid and top lip were twitching intermittently for 5 days!? Not sure what’s going on there, never happened before…
I want to relay all this to the neurologist, but I also don’t want to sound like a raging hypochondriac. Can one have a relapse so soon after the first! Does it sound like a relapse to any of you? Also how would any of you put it to your neurologist. Just to add I have lesions on my brain and spine and the MRI report states that I have an underlying inflammatory disease, but do not yet meet the dissemination of time criteria.
Any advice welcome