Hi everyone I have a question for you all. I’ve looked a other posts about how long people have had ms for and how long they had been diagnosed for and all of them said that they had suspected that they had for years prior to the diagnosis.
My question for you all is did anyone get diagnosed after an out of the blue occurrence? It looks probable now that I have ms (saw a doctor yesterday who suspected that my new arm symptom is a relapse and therefore 2 episodes- awaiting MRI and neuro appointment in 2 weeks by which point a firm diagnosis will be made). What the doctors and even the private nueurogist found strange is that I have no prior symptoms at all - I basically had a bad virus in April and it turned really bad that I needed to go into hospital and that’s when they scanned and an MRI showed 1 lesion on the brain and they classed it as demyelination. The neurologist a few weeks ago had classed it as CIS- he even said given my history he would say I was 30% of having ms in the next 15 years but said that he didn’t think at this point that it was.
My aunty who is a physio said that my new symptom is more fitting with a trapped nerve in the arm especially given the fact it started after waking up lying on it awkwardly and I don’t have any reduced power in the arm at all. I’m 98% sure it’s now going to be ms but just find it weird how things can happen completely out of the blue after a bad virus with no previous history of anything! My gp even went back to records 20 years ago and other than viruses and general bugs I’ve had nothing of relevance other than a car accident 10 years ago and then my mum dying from cancer 3 years ago and me having cancerous cells on my nose 4 years ago. Basically what I’m trying to say is that none of them fit with ms so find it really bizarred how things happened out of the blue!