I was diagnosed with MS in 2000 and have been very fortunate that it has remained pretty stable. I have has to be on medication since I was diagnosed due to my symptoms and I have had flare ups but nothing major. When you have had MS for a while you get to kind of understand your body and what aggravates it, and your general symptoms. But lately new symptoms seem to have appeared.
I am now 54 and going through the menopause and I have the usual hot flashes, irregular periods, mood swings, insomnia.
I’ve noticed I have started developing neurological symptoms in the past months. I’ve always suffered with electric shocks and numbness, hence why I’m on Pregabalin and Amitripyline neither of which is helping. The only thing which relieves this constant pins and needles is Temazepam
I’m having a lot of pins and needles in my arms, hands and legs, with acute tingling on the top part of my tongue. Burning eyes and leg numbness seems exasperated lately and generally just feeling very MS’ey.
I was just wondering if any menopausal ladies have experienced something similar? I did mention it to the MS nurse but she seemed unsure, and said to monitor it.
Not on HRT due to having had breast cancer.
Thanks in advance Julia x