I am looking for some support as my anxiety and fears have completely taken over my life and as I have a 4 year old little girl and own my own business I need to try and get my head back in the right place.
A couple of weeks ago I developed Shingles (i am a 31 year old male) and I visited the doctor who gave me some anti viral meds. Since then I have developed a tingling in my left foot that will not disappear and is there constantly with my knee feeling weak. I called the doctor who asked if I have been fatigued (i replied yes) and he decided that I should see a neurologist as there can be a correlation between shingles and MS…basically he has terrified me.
I have since seen the neuro who at the meeting did lots of tests like tapping my knees and asking about my symptoms and looking in my eyes and he said it’s unlikely I have MS. He said ‘‘based on your history and being male you have a very little chance’’.
Since then my symptoms have got worse. I have been terribly dizzy and find walking difficult. I have pain in my left knee and seem to be walking with a bit of a limp. The constant pins and needles are still in my left foot and have been constant for the last week. I called the neurologist and explained the change in symptoms and he has now recommended a thoracic and lumbar spine mri scan looking for ‘’‘Myelitis with recent shingles, l5 left compression and Multiple Sclerosis with multiple neurological symptoms’
I am in bits and I am bursting into tears everytime I feel the symptoms. I really can’t tell if this is anxiety causing the dizziness and the pins and needles in my foot are back problems. Every time I move and walk around I feel dizy and I have to concentrate really hard on where I am placing my feet. I have also noticed my vision is really poor but I know anxiety can do that too.
Any help would be appreciated.
Ps I hope I have posted this in the right section. I realise many people on hear have been diagnosed and are living we MS and don’t mean to sound arrogant.