Hi Everyone! I’m just poking around here because I’ve had some issues and I have a Dr appointment this Friday but I wanted to discuss symptoms. I know you guys aren’t doctors, but I have obsessive thoughts so I just wanted to chat with people more knowledgable than me and to not rely on “Dr. Google.”
A few things: I had Mono back in college and I’m reading more and more that people who had mono are more likely to get MS, is this true? Have you guys ever had mono?
I recently learned I have rosacea which is a form of an autoimmune disorder (and my mother has alopecia) which makes you more likely to have another auto immune.
I also had a B12 deficiency when I became a vegetarian 6 years ago. I had REALLY bad anxiety, and finally when I took some B12 my anxiety went away. I also had a Vitamin D deficiency (which can also aid in MS) .
Symptoms: Now I almost always have restless legs symdrome. Some times it gets bad, other times its not so bad. I notice caffeine can increase the sensation but I have a small baby that wakes up a lot at night (and a full time job) so I need caffeine to function so now its pretty bad but I’ve learned to deal with it. When it gets really bad I get the tingling sensation in my legs and twice in the back of my head. It lasts for a couple of seconds but its weird.
About three years ago my left and right leg cramped up really bad. The left was worse than the right to the point where my toes pointed up more. I took some magnesium and that hasn’t happened since.
Also, I’ve had two ocular things happen in 15 years - it looks like there was static coming in at the corner of my vision. This went away in about 20 mins I thought I was having a stroke! And this hasn’t happened since.
Do these symptoms sound anything like your MS symptoms? I’m also considering the fact that I have permanent nerve damage from my B12 deficiency.
Thank you for letting me vent.