I think I have MS and am looking for some guidance. Symptoms started about a year ago, generalised cramps, muscle twitching.
Within months I’d started to wake with extreme spasticity in both my hands.
This is now also present in one of my feet.
I have tremors in both hands and have started noticing it in my neck / head area. I have regular loss of sensation, sometimes pins and needles, but significant muscle weakness and pain.
For a while I’ve experienced this tight pain across my chest and round to my back - the first time I got the pain I thought I was having a heart attack. It happens regularly now and feels like I’m being squeezed tight.
I’m clumsy, constantly dropping things and I have significant cognitive dysfunction. To the point I’m terrified it being noticed at work.
More recently (in the last month or so) I’ve started to experience constant headaches, waking with them and going to bed them too; and eye pain and blurred vision.
Lastly, very recently (last couple of weeks) I have this thing, mostly when my eyes are shut - but it feels like my eyes are rapidly moving from side to side, which makes me quite dizzy.
All blood tests are normal.
EMG shows Fasciculation in my legs which the neuro put down to Benign Fasciculation
Nerve Conduction Test showed de-nervation in left leg only (which the neuro put down to an operation I had a few years ago)
These tests were 2 months ago and the neuro asked me to come back in 3 months.
In the meantime my GP sent me for a brain MRI because I was so concerned at the cognitive decline. Got the results this week - a number of white ‘spots’ on my frontal lobe. Which my GP said are usually present in pensioners, I’m 43; or with people who suffer migraines, I’ve never had a migraine - in fact until very recently, I’ve never really suffered from headaches all that much; or are a sign of invisible strokes, for people with high blood pressure, I’ve always and still do have low blood pressure - in fact whenever I donate blood it always takes an age for them to get the blood out of me.
My GP is sending the results to my neuro and asked me to specifically mention the above symptoms. I asked if it could be MS, his answer was ‘hmm, yes it could be’. A bit blazè given the weight of the question.
I’m due to see the neuro again in a month.