back in 2003 I went to the Drs with pins and needles surging up my legs when I bent my neck, and pins and needles in my hands. I thought it was a trapped nerve. I had an MRI scan, and when I went to see the consultant, I expected to hear it was only a virus. He showed me approx 8 areas of de-myelinisation and told me I had a 1 in 3 chance of developing MS. He did not tell me I has MS.
my symptoms subsided eventually, and virtually disappeared. Except for the tiredness. In 2007 after the birth of my first child, my symptoms came back with a vengeance. The pins and needles were so strong in my feet and legs that I could barely walk. I went to my dr who told me to try and rest!
I expected the same to happen after the birth of my 2nd, but all I felt was incredible fatigue. I put that down to child no. 2.
i have been back to my Dr a few times with symptoms of a crawling sensation over my scalp, pins and needles and fatigue, but at no point has he referred me back to a neurologist or for any further scans. He just says it is a symptom of screlosis on the brain.
at no point have I had a definitive diagnosis.
i have started working part time in a school, and have found that my tiredness is sometimes overwhelming - to the point of making me throw up. I feel like some days I have to really concentrate on just putting one foot in front of another, let alone getting my brain around equivalent fractions!
i almost need somebody to tell me I actually have MS, so I can own it and make the necessary changes. I end up up feeling like a hypochondriac who’s just so tired all the time.
Is anybody in the same boat?