Hello everyone, within the last 2 weeks my partner (who is also a Nurse) has been just diagnosed with MS, she is only 37 and is also a Type 1 Diabetic. It all started 2 weeks ago when on a typical friday night where we at our local pub having a few drinks and the next day when she woke up she couldn’t see properly and had dizzy spells. At first we thought she had her drink spiked but wasn’t the case. She complained of a really bad headache and couldn’t focus on anything.
Went to our local hospital A&E and at first the put it down to dehydration and put her on a drip overnight but symptoms got worse and worse. Went to her GP and did an eye test and said we’d better get down to the local Eye Hospital for some tests etc. A long drawn out day but one particular doctor said did any in her family suffer from MS? Which there wasn’t but with all the tests done they concluded that she had a stroke or TIA and started to make arrangements for MRI Scan and CT Scans.
After the scan results came back they did a Lumbar Spine procedure and it was then it was diagnosed that she had MS. Being a Type 1 Diabetic she thought also her numbness in her toes was down to diabetic neuropathy but in fact it was the beginning signs of MS.
She has now been admitted back to hospital where her eyesight has deteriated again today, not sure what that term is called but has been on steroid IV and oral medicines but they have now stopped the Tramadol and Codeine just in case it was triggering the headaches. For me as her partner I feel kind of pushed to one side and no one yet has asked how I feel, but tbh I feel helpless at this stage and didn’t want to accept that she has now got MS and think it could be something else, but she is a very independent person and as they say, nurses make the worst patients lol. Her courage on just getting on with it and have to live with it is good to hear, all she wants is her sight back she said today, the rest she can deal with. She has slept most of the day today and says all she feels like is going to sleep all the time, but last week she was bubbly and cheerful until the last few days, its probably something that I suppose happens in the early stages of MS.
Thanks for looking in x