I have been having a lot of ms like symptoms for 8 months now and am getting very worried. It started with numbness, pins and needles and hot/cold sensations in both my legs and lower back and stomach. The sensations changed regularly and moved about different places in my lower half. This lasted for about 2 months and then just as it stopped I got the same sensations in my arm which lasted about 6 weeks. Straight after this I had pins and needles in my hands and bladder problems on and off.
My left leg then went completely numb and I couldn’t feel a thing for about a month. I got steroids and vitamin b from the neurologist but it didn’t seem to help. It then changed to a stiffness from my knee to my foot. I was getting really bad spasms in my foot and could hardly bend my foot or knee for about 1 month. I had an mri which showed a few lesions but I haven’t been diagnosed yet. The neurologist said he thinks i have a 50/50 chance of having ms as I looked so well and was functioning fine but this was before my leg got stiff and I found it hard to walk. I also had buzzing feelings and felt like I was shaking on the inside? And a few times I find my arm or hand trembling and sometimes wake up with my hand shaking
Does anyone know if this is one relapse or does it count as multiple relapses? I cant find any information on how long a relapse lasts. Is 8 months not a long time to have these symptoms without any breaks in between? Also does anyone know if you definitely need a lumbar puncture before you can be diagnosed?