I have been suffering daily since October / November last year with pins and needles in my hands, legs, feet, face, back. A feeling of absolute exhaustion. In the past three weeks I have developed twitching, weak legs, severe headaches, stiff neck at times, general feeling of being unwell, bruising worse than normal (deep red bruises appear when I haven’t hurt myslf that badly). When I get out of bed in the morning and my feet touch the floor, my feet are crippled with pins and needles and I have to sit down again. I have been to see a neurologist who thinks it might related to having a major op last year where I lost a huge amount of blood and almost died on October 17th. At first I agreed with him but I am now not sure of this diagnosis. I am going to see his senior (his idea) on the 31st of July, never before have I so looked forward to seeing a Dr!! I also get bad pain in my back every so often, where my kidneys are.
I have had a MRI that showed lesions but these hadn’t changed since a brin scan back in 2006. My neurologist did comment that they may now be causing problems though. I’m not sure what he meant by that and at the time I felt so rough I just didn’t ask. silly me.
I am now convinced that this is more than a reaction to major blood loss last year after surgery. I have got steadily worse over the last three weeks and this week I have gone down hill further. Should I be worried that it is MS? In the night I convince myself that I have anything and everything! I have had a lifetime of illness (Great Ormond Street baby) and in the daytime I rally round and can feel ok about things and then convince myself it is just a virus!
I doubt anyone can really say much to this but just venting how worried I am helps.