Very new to this.
I am a little anxious … I have had flare-ups of Trigeminal Neuralgia for past 17 years (not constant, thankfully, but did lose a couple of teeth before diagnosis!!). However, because of this I have ignored the random, shooting numbness I get across my face at different times, and assumed it was due to dodgy trigeminal nerve, even though it happens when I’m not having a flare up
Anyway, for the past couple of years I have been stumbling a little, over nothing. It’s almost as if my right foot does a slight mis-step. At first, I thought it was my shoes, but changed shoes and it still happens. Not every day, but 4-5 days a week.
I have also been getting blurry vision for the past couple of years, on an off, but I was cross-eyed as a child - eye-patch and operation, so am thinking it could be caused by that. I have an appointment with optician on Thursday.
The reason I am starting to worry about MS is because back in March I got out of bed and fell over. There were no pins and needles or tingling, not like when you stand up after kneeling on your legs. It was as if my leg wasn’t there. COnfused, I tried to stand, and fell over again. It only lasted about 5 minutes and then I was fine and went to work, although my leg did ache a bit for the rest of the day.
With that and the stumbling, I was a bit worried, but convinced myself that it was nothing. I’ve also had a couple of falls over nothing, due to stumbling, and with one of them I am sure my leg just gave way, rather than me tripping, which is what usually happens.
However, between Christmas and New Year the same thing with my leg happened - I got out of bed and fell over. All okay again in about 5 minutes, but so weird. Leg just not there and when I tried to stand it crumpled like paper and I had to hold the wall.
I have been to doctor and had blood tests to rule out other conditions - all fine, and will go back to doctor after optician’s appointment.
I do also get the odd sharp, stabbing pains, but I’ve had them for the past couple of years too (I always make a joke and say someone’s sticking pins in my effigy), but now I am a bit concerned.