I have only recently been given the possible diagnosis of MS. I was taking the drug Humira for my existing condition of Ankylosing Spondylitis and it turns out it can cause MS. Despite serving in the military and both the first gulf war and Bosnia I have never been so concerned and frankly scared. I started with pins and needles in my right hand and what felt like a belt around my middle but I was also suffering from a chest infection which became pneumonia so was treated for that firstly by GP. A week later my right arm was now week and I was losing the feeling in my right leg. I also had other symptoms which included things like my face feeling funny and ringing in my right ear. I was admitted to hospital and went downhill quickly. My symptoms included speech difficulty, unable to feed myself etc.
The purpose of this post is I was eventually allowed home with support from my wife and numerous pieces of equipment. My symptoms have improved greatly however I still have some strange feeling in right hand,head and face. My main concern is I developed something called “one and a half syndrome” and lost the ability to see properly. Many weeks later I’m nearly symptom free but my sight although better is not returned. Is it common to loose sight and does it return in most cases. My MRI showed one piece of inflammation on the brain stem.