I know these kind of questions are hard to answer because the signs and symptoms of MS are so variable, but I’m beginning to think it may be a possibility worth exploring…
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 3 years ago but since then further symptoms (other than the pain, fatigue and mild cognitive issues) that don’t really match up have started to appear. For example:
- Stiffness in my hands that pulls my fingers into a fist - last about 3 days
- Pins and needles in my hands, feet and the tip of my nose (how annoying!)
- The feeling of wet patches on the backs of my legs - keep thinking I’ve had a little accident!
- Numb patches of skin - but not completley numb, I can feel pressure on the area but it’s as though the top layers can’t feel anything, especially light touch.
- Frequent urination - feels as though I’m not emptying my bladder properly
- I’m getting a bit wobbly, feels like my balance is off sometimes
- Shooting nerve pains, different to the fibro nerve-type pain I’m used to
- Trigeminal neuralgia type experience - agonising pain in my face
I’m taking a medication for bipolar disorder that is also to treat trigeminal neuralgia and other nerve sensations like pins and needles - so my GP was confused as to why I was still having these symptoms. I never like to say to a doctor “i think it could be this” or “is it possible I have that” because really I have no clue, all I can do is piece things together from information online and from other peoples experiences. I’m sure I could find all sorts of illnesses and diseases and whatnot that my symptoms fit into…
But I guess what I’m here for is advice, experiences…someone to tell me not to be daft? Or someone to suggest a way I could speak with my doctor without getting his back up. I try not to feel lost because I’m kind of getting used to this “limbo land” of health issues, but I’m at that point where I have unanswered questions, unexplained experiences and some guidance would be good.
Thanks for reading this long post and thanks in advance for any replies.