Hi there, I just wondered if you would please give me some advce. I am finding it incredibly hard to focus on any work or otherwise. I have 3 boys, including a toddler and I just feel anxious and worried all the time.
I have a few niggling little symptoms - do they sound like MS?
I have had problems with a stiff neck - on and off for a few years but not had it for a while until earlier this year (around March). I went to the doctor and told her my neck felt numb which is how i described it although as i could feel it when touched, it could be described more as stiff. As I have antiphosphilipid syndrome (Hughes syndrome) the doc sent me for an MRI immediately as she thought I could have been suffering form a mini-stroke.
Anyway, the MRI was clear.
My neck didnt bother me again again August and has been on and off since then.
Its the other little symptoms added to it which made me think of MS:
All these symptoms have happened this month and are on and off or very intermittent - I haven’t had any of them longer than a day.
Joint pain in right knee and right wrist
I woke up once with sore feet, but this subsided after about 30 mins, then it was just the big toe that hurt for about 30 mins
I had achey muscles once after coming out of the bath - I had done a few yoga stretches before going in the bath. No probs when coming out the bath since
very cold feet and sometimes tips of fingers
I don’t know whether these symptoms are just down to anxiety or something else. I wish I had never googled MS because now it seems like everything points to that and it makes me more anxious. I have been under a lot of stress lately with a couple of close relatives who are seriously ill (nothing to do with MS) and I have a fear of being ill and / or disabled.
Its the not knowing that makes it worse.
I have a referral to a rhumatologist - but have been waiting since March.
Please would anyone be able to tell me if my symptoms sound like I have MS.
Thank you very much for reading