Hello, I am aged 44 and new here.
I was diagnosed with ‘chronic vestibular migraine’ back in 2009 following extreme dizziness and head pains. I have slowly improved (the dizziness is not so extreme now) over the years with dietary changes and lifestyle changes but have always preferred not to use drugs however I have some degree of off balance 24/7.
In the years between then and now I have also experienced brain zaps, sore eyes, loss is sight once in peripheral areas along with flashing zigzag lights, heavy legs, legs that suddenly turn to jelly, exhaustion walking up stairs, severe fatigue, tingling in legs, arms, fingers and toes, feelings of water, bugs and bites on my legs, gooseflesh in one area of my leg, a tightness around my chest like a mega tight bra, difficulty finding words or saying wrong word, digestive issues, problems using hot water in shower and dislike for sunny weather, sleep issues, needing to pee more and sometimes finding it hard to start peeing etc etc.
All of those symptoms have been brief but some have repeated over time.
My MRI back in 2009 showed an ‘arachnoid cyst’ but I was told that these were common and people were often born with them.
My question is: are all my symptoms just related to migraine or could I have early stages of MS? I know migraine can be common in MS anyway. I have taken vitamin D for around 8 mths and the weird symptoms seem slightly better but still crop up. I feel like I want to ask for another MRI to see if this ‘cyst’ has grown or if there are others? Am I just being paranoid, I know migraine can present with a whole bunch of symptoms.