Hello,I am 32 and Have had suspicions that my symptoms to date may be due to MS but have never asked my GP to test for it. For the past 8 years i have possibly had over 30 Appointments with various doctors and only now i think they are starting to take me serious.
Over the years i have had countless blood tests, Physio, ultrasounds and xrays and nothing has ever showed up.
I have been told i have everything from carpal tunnel syndrome to ibs and anxiety and depression, but only now is my current GP looking back at my history and the various symptoms i am getting now.
After a recent Ultrasound (for which i was given the all clear) for bladder problems i spoke with my gp and expressed my concern about the recent problems with my vision and fatigue that he suggested that it may be something like MS but wants to carry out recent blood tests first to make sure that there is nothing else.
After this discussion with my doctor i thought this would be the best place to get advice on my next steps and to have a look at my symptoms and to give me your opinion.
I hope the list is not too long and you get bored reading it
Symptoms I have had to date.
Very first symptoms was eye problems, migraines and dizziness which lasted around 7 months. (about 8 years ago) that’s subsided and following years I would have little symptoms 1 or 2 at a time that lasted a few months or weeks but can’t remember being symptom free of something in these years recently has been getting worse with the randomness of weird symptoms and feelings.
Left Arm Nerve Pain (very sore burning) in both nerves at different times (lasted about 1 month Each) similar to carpal tunnel
Eyelid twitches (lasted around 2 months)
Burning pain on my skin at hip area was sore when my clothes brushed against it (lasted 2 days)
Constant Yawning (Still present)
Lip twitching when I breath in deep (ongoing for around 4 months now)
Flashing lights in my left eye (Lasted around 6 months)
Peripheral vision problems in right eye (ongoing and given all clear from specasvers)
Lumpy feeling Swallowing (Lasted around 1 Year)
Neck pain, twinges, burning and spasms (on and off over the past 2 years)
Back of shoulder nerve problem as if someone has thumped my shoulder down (only had it 3 times)
Tight upper back as if someone is standing on my back only lasts a few seconds
Bladder problems that ,mimic a uti followed by pain in my groin and testicles
strange scratch feeling on my stomach that lasted 2 days followed by stomach cramps that lasted 2 weeks
Pins and needles in my hands and feet (on and off for the past few months)
Fatigue is a very recent thing over the past few weeks and is worse when I am hot or anxious.
Very frightening dreams that are very disturbing (enough to waken you)
Choking feeling as soon as I start to fall asleep (nightly)
various twitches and muscle spasms all over the body happening at different times
Frightening thud on the back of my neck/spine level with my shoulder blades only happened a few times.
Burning skin feeling on my left arm around the area of my tb jab sore to brush clothes against it.
periods of tinnitus (lasted around 2 months)
IBS type symptoms (had it lasting around 2 months) last summer and the summer before
Periods of Kidney type pain followed by foamy urine (happened 3 times in the space of 4 months) first 2 lasted around 3-4 days last one lasted around 2 weeks and had ultrasound and given all clear.
Most of my other symptoms not listed above are so random from day to day, little things that last a few seconds and never come back, little things like muscle twitches or weird sensations that jump from one part of my body like my shoulder and then jumps straight to my leg. Most of these symptoms are as if its muscle reflexes. One minute I might have a numb patch on my lip and next minute my pinkie is tingling
Sorry for the long post, i look forward to any replies