I have been on the forums a few times to read everyone’s comments and you all are very friendly and helpful so I’m hoping I can get some advice.
For several months I have had reduced feeling in part of my right foot which is also in my right hand now to. It never seems to go away but the intensity changes from moment to moment. I notice it most when I’m driving. My left foot and hand occasionally tingles. I am convinced I have MS I have been very tired but put it down to running around with the twins and last few months I have not been sleeping or eating well. I don’t have any pain and I am able to carry on doing everyday things I’m just always aware of the numbness which then makes it worse!
My doctor thinks it is anxiety related and has put me in touch with the mental health nurse who I am seeing in 3 weeks time. All my blood test are clear apart from the ESR which was 35.
I went and saw a neurologist on Monday at a private hospital (luckily my husband has AXA through work) he did lots of physical checks and he said he was pretty certain it’s not ms. Apparently he has 40 years experience and is highly regarded in his field and specialises in MS. He has arranged a MRI for Monday and a nerve conduction test for tomorrow. More to put my mind at rest than anything else. He dismissed the high ESR saying it was non specific and the other inflammatory indicator was fine.
I Am working myself into such a state everyday getting upset and crying because I have 3 children to look after a 6 year old and 3 year old twins. I worry so much about the future, I know I shouldn’t worry until I’ve had a diagnosis but it’s hard not to. I worry about being able to afford the mortgage etc.