Hi there. I have had a question lingering since 1990. And thought I’d ask here about thoughts on it.
I’ll go back to the start.
Approx mid 1980’s I awoke with an area mid midriff that was numb/ish, it felt like wearing a cloth cover. I’m not a one for going to the doctor, and, over a few months most of the sensation returned. A couple of years later, I awoke to a leg, up to my hip, with the same lack of sensation. Again, I didn’t go to the GP, and again, it gradually gradually came back.
Partly because I didn’t want to worry my mother. But, after she passed away in 1989, and in 1990 it happened again, affecting an arm and feeling it in my neck. (In all these episodes I could have drawn a line around the area of reduced sensation.) I went to the GP. And he referred me to a specialist. By the time of the appointment the feeling had almost fully recovered. He did various tests, no blood test that I remember. He was rather difficult to talk to. Talking to a student he had with him, and ended by telling me that it was just “one of those things”, asked if I intended to have any more pregnancies. As they can aggregate the issue, and that cutting down on animal fats can help. And I started using vegetable fat for cooking from that day.
But that was the last I heard. Until a few years later when I went for a routine smear test, and the practise nurse asked about my MS. I said this was the first I’d heard of it and she brushed it off.
thankfully I’ve had no more numbness areas, I do get a tingle/sensation down my legs when I bend my neck forward, and my legs don’t always seem to be on full power, which I’ve always put down to my obesity. But I have often wondered if I could have an underlying MS issue. Even if it is a slow/minor issue. (I rarely go to the GP so haven’t asked about it)
what do you think?
Thanks in advance.