Hi, I’m new to this forum and I suppose I’m really writing this post as I just want some general opinion on my symptoms. I am a 50 year old woman with an active job. About 2 maybe 3 years ago I went to see my doctor (several times) with a problem with both my legs,ankles and feet. My problems varied from itching, aching, stiffness,tingling, weakness and a feeling of my legs tightening. Whatever I am feeling in one leg I feel in the other at the same time. My symptoms come and go throughout the day and I have some days where there are no symptoms. His diagnosis varied from sciatica to arthritis. A later blood test revealed that I was very low on vitamin D. I was put onto a high dose over 3 months and told to continue taking Vitamin D for life. My symptoms disappeared for a while but then came back with a vengeance. A folic acid deficiency was the next thing (symptoms didn’t go away this time) I saw a different doctor who referred my to a specialist Physiotherapist. He arranged for a full MRI scan on my spine. This came back as normal. I was then referred to a neurologist who has diagnosed me with Distal Paraesthesia affecting both legs (for investigation) This week I have had NCS and EMG tests to look for neuropathy which have come back as normal and I’m due a MRI scan on my head later this week. Stupidly? I have consulted Dr, Google on many, many occasions and MS keeps popping up. I don’t really have any other symptoms apart from a stiff shoulder which I had for months and then I woke up one morning and it was better and the occasional ‘sparkles’ in my vision.
Am I being over dramatic? Opinions please.
P.S. Sorry about rambling on a bit x