I was hoping someone could help me!
In February 2015 tingling started in all finger tips. This was constant and was made worse when in the shower and washing my hair or doing dishes. Also when there was pressure on my hands. I noticed when working at the chip shop that my hands were slower at doing the work compared to what they used to be. I went to the doctors they thought carpel tunnel syndrome.
Next both hands started to tingle and up my arm. This was still constant. Numb sensation on stomach. Went back to the doctors and I had a blood test. Arms felt weak and tired.
Next I was in the shower when the tingling went all up my arm until I couldn’t move it I had to get out and lie down this lasted for a few minutes. This happened 2 more times. I went back to the doctors who organised an appointment with the neurologist.
I went to see the neurologist who organised me to go for an MRI scan. When I move my neck forwards it sent a shooting sensation down both arms.
Over the summer holidays my symptoms died down towards the end of august I started getting tingling in my legs when I was walking for long periods of time. The tingling in my hands was still there and I had back pain when in bed.
I went for an MRI scan at the beginning of September. Four days later i had my results. It showed a white patch on my spine and a white patch on my brain which the neurologist was concerned about. He explained it looks like CIS and talked about how treatment is a lot more advanced. He referred me to a MS specialist. my appointment is the 18th January.
the frustrating thing is that since seeing the neurologist I got a warm spot on my right thigh that kept coming and going like someone was pouring warm water on my leg. After a week of that happening the warm sensation turned to burning. it started in my thigh and then went right down my leg. the doctor rang the neurologist who prescribed steroids. During my time taking the steroids I had shooting pains in my legs and hips and my back pain got worse. I also was really tired and weak in my legs with the pains. I had blurred vision when driving and I got light headed at times. My skin had got really bad my face, back and chest is covered in spots. I went to the doctors and was put on the sick. I still have back pain and my legs are sore and weak. I was really tired and I still get burning in my leg. My skin was sore and angry looking. That weekend It hurt when I swallowed for 4 days. I then got an infected wisdom tooth. i went back to the doctors and the doctor gave me amitriptyline for the shooting pains. When I lie in bed it feels like thousands of ants are crawling on my legs/my nerves are vibrating.
sorry for the long post. I just wish my appointment was here to explain what i am going through. was the hands/arms tingling and shooting sensation down arms part of the CIS and the legs burning/aching/shooting pains a ‘relapse’ any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!