Hi everybody, I’ve been having strange symptoms for 10 months now - starting with a numb and sometimes aching right arm which then spread to my right leg/foot - mainly foot - pins and needles and feels as if I have several pairs of socks on. Headaches - frequently - so much that I was taking paracetomol nearly every day (have stopped this as I got so groggy). Also blurry vision and my eyes sometimes move side to side rapidly - especially at night. The latter symptoms have come on more frequently in the last few months or so. I also feel as if I need to pee, even when I’ve just ‘been’. Doctor and everyone says its stress. (I don’t feel stress and actually took a week off from work and did nothing just to prove it!) I insisted on blood tests - all clear. So the doc has sent me for an MRI, but I think she thinks I’m a hypochondriac (I’m not - it’s the first time I’ve seen a doc for six years - apart from asthma meds) or that I’m ‘stressed’ or depressed. I don’t feel either stressed or depressed - well I do now - but only because my symptoms are making me stressed/fed up!
I stumble a lot, my balance is awful - I used to play darts (albeit badly) but gave up as I couldn’t even throw a dart without almost killing someone… In short, I’m a tad fed up.
I also remember feeling like this about 10 years ago - but before the doctor finally sent me to a specialist I felt better and didn’t bother going. I have an aunt with MS and I remember her having remissions/relapses - this is why I’m on here. But is it normal for symptoms (mainly affecting one side - in my case my right side) to come and go - sometimes from day to day? I’m far worse if I’m tired and sometimes I literally feel as if I’m in a ‘fog’ - or there’s a net curtain over my eyes and my brain is woolly.
Sorry about this long post, hope everyone is okay.