Hi everyone, Ive only just registered, like 2 minutes ago. Im 24, Ive had ME since I was 17 its been severe but the last year or two (touch wood) has been good. My partner and I have just moved in to a new house 3 weeks ago, until yesterday we didnt have a sofa, we were sitting on beanbags and I have a tub chair. The last couple of weeks I have been getting numbness and tingling in my hands, even when Im doing things with my hands, I think its been waking me up at night. Its been freaking me out and this morning I looked up MS and a lot of the smyptoms that indicate MS have been effecting me but some of those are normal for me with the ME. Ive put it down to the beanbags, Ive had backache which I sometimes get anyway but I put it down to the beanbags and I put the numbness and tingling down to that, maybe Id tweaked a nerve. I have nerve problems since the ME was diagnosed. In the last few weeks Ive been suffering with stiffness (not unknown but more than normal) Chest pains (I have asthma but midly and it doesnt normally bother me) balance problems (I have these all the times but it seems to be worse I have a joint condition which causes me to have bad balance normally but it seems to have been happenning more often, I fell over nothing a couple of days ago in a car park) the numbness and tingling in my hands, arms and fingers which is recent.
Im confused, because we've just moved Im with a new doctors, ive not even been to an appointment yet but I dont feel comfortable with the surgery so I want to change to another one in the area, there are still a lot of doctors who give you funny looks when you talk about ME so Im worried that if I go in and tell them about these new symptoms they will just write them down to the ME and ignore them.
Has anyone heard of people with ME and MS, Ive searched online and I cant see any information. ME pages have info about MS, MS pages have info about ME but nothing as to if you can have both or if it happens?
Im not panicking and im not diagnosing myself but I just want some infomation, anything that anyone thinks might help is welcome.