I am new to the forum received a diagnosis of RRMS on 2nd march. I count myself very lucky as I was admitted to hospital on 28th feb after I took myself to A&E and it took three days to get a diagnosis. Prior to this I had an episode of bells palsy (left side) and a few months later complete hearing loss in left ear. Hearing has returned but some degree of hearing impairment continues. ENT consultant requested an MRI following this and this showed inflammatory changes but I was advised not to be concerned (little did I know) In Feb this year I had episode of numbness in back of head I went to A&E and was told it was a trapped nerve. The numbness then proceeded to travel down my arm and into leg to the extent that I was unable to write and also walk properly. It was this that prompted diagnosis. I know I sound smug but my neurologist is excellent and my MS nurses are even better.
I have already commenced avonex and I am considering a phased return to work shortly. My main problem is fatigue but I complained of being tired for years but put it down to working and having 3 young children. At least now I have a reason for resting during the day. The reason I say I am not so bad is because I work in cancer care and see some bad cases however I would never compare my feelings to those of somebody else.
I enjoy reading comments in the forum and I believe the users have probably helped me come to terms with all this so well.