Hi I’m new to site and please forgive because I need to rant and will probably ramble.
The numbness started in my left leg and foot nearly 4 years ago, and I kept being told it was a trapped sciatic nerve, had two epidurals but they did nothing. It didnt seem to get Ny worse but neither did it get any better. Then in Nov 2012 my leg and foot went totally numb so went back to GP who re referred me to rheumatology. They did lower spine MRI but came up with nothing so recommended I had another epidural. In the meantime my hands and arms went numb and my hands go is spasums which doesn’t bode well for trying to type. My right foot is now numb as well I am starting to lose the feeling in the top of that leg as well. I now have to walk with a stick as my balance has totally gone and when I walk it feels like there is lead in my legs and feet. I am unable to drive as I can’t do the clutch and gear stick at the same time and my foot will not stay on the pedal. My feet are constantly cold and I am unable to wear anything on my feet other than boots, trainers and shoes with a strap as they don’t stay on my feet. But the burning going up and down my legs and arms is driving me to distraction.
The rheumatologist referred me to physio, who did an assessment and faxed back to them to say I needed to see neurologist urgently as reflexes, co ordination etc is shot. He did the tuning fork on feet and I couldn’t feel a thing.
I was told on Wednesday that I have been referred but just waiting for appointment. I just can’t believe how fast this has come on since Nov but I do seem to have not got any worse for a couple of weeks. Obviously GP and physio are both saying MS but as of yet we don’t know.
There rant and ramble now over and I feel better for it.