So where do I start? For years I have been going to doc with bowel issues, severe stomach pains and heavy periods. All treated with Laxido and put on iron tablets. Nothing untoward was found after an endoscopy. 18 months on iron and still feel fatigued.
The past few years I have had terrible shoulder and lower back pain. Now in the past 6 months, I have woken up many times with no feeling in my right arm and hand. Occasional numbness of the vagina. Shooting pain in my right arm and a stabbing pain inbetween my shoulder blades. Over the past couple of weeks I have a tight feeling around my lower chest and yesterday I had the worst pain in my stomach. I was in such pain I physically could not stand myself up. I do get pains in my feet and none of the pain I can explain its occurrence.
The past 6 months or so has seen me struggle to string a sentence together at times and I have been getting clumsy lately. I used to have such a great memory but that has seriously diminished and I find very embarrassed by it. I did mention this to the doctor before but was dismissed as probably heading to menopause. I am 42.
I finally went to the physio last week in relation to the shooting pain in my thumb and arm. She asked me lots of questions which after much thought do relate to MS, so now I am concerned that this is the answer I have been looking for so long.