Hi, I wrote a post earlier about twitching eyes which I’ve had for around 6 weeks now along with other symptoms that are either new or been around for as long as I can remember and some that are in all honesty probably in my head or imagination.
I have mentioned the twitching to my doctor who is also aware of MS in my family. He has emailed the neurologist asking their advice on if/how to proceed.
I definitely have achey legs in the evenings, have done for as long as I can remember. They don’t hurt, I just can’t get comfortable and take myself off to bed where it goes pretty quickly and I fall asleep just as quick. I’ve always just taken this as my body saying it’s bedtime.
I’ve also had periods of getting cramp in my little toes. A quick stretch and a foot rub from hubby and it’s gone. I did suffer a pain in my arm like a burn that lasted a day and disappeared. I’ve had a few bouts of light headedness and a queasy feeling. I had my left ear syringed and that left me feeling awful for a few hours. I now wonder whether the dizzyness and light headed feeling were to do with the fact I was technically deaf in one ear before and if I don’t eat regularly I do get light headed anyway.
The new (possibly in my head) symptoms are very light pins and needles in my right foot, ankle and calf and a heavy right arm although neither stop me doing anything. The reason I say possibly in my head is I had this about 17 years ago during a very stressful time. I had this bad as I remember and the GP put me on anti depressants. They went pretty quick after along with my morbid, depressing worries. I suppose my life is somewhat stressful with family illness, fnancial issues, stressful job although I don’t actually feel stressed. But that’s the thing with stress, you may not feel it mentally but your body takes the wrap for the things you don’t necessarily feel.
This morning as I woke I felt the beginnings of cramp in my right calf. I quickly moved and stretched the muscle out and managed to avoid it. Sometimes with the twitchy eye I can blink and make it do it. Would I be able to make my eye do it or prevent cramp in the legs with something like MS?
I’m making notes of anything I notice and any contributing factors, time, time of month, etc. I know a lot of you have children here. The thing that plays most heavily on my mind is not my own health or future but the risk that if I did have anything, the chance of it being hereditary.
Sorry, I just felt like I needed to get these thoughts off my chest this morning. It’s surprising how it clears my head a bit to actually get it out there.