First time poster. I have been having problems with tingling in my feet and hands and some muscle weakness since middle of March. My dad passed away due to MS 25 years ago and my older sister was sadly diagnosed 4 years ago. I am 34 year old male.
I paid for myself to have an MRI and last week the results came back that they have found one lesion on brain and two on spine - I have been referred to a neurologist.
I have had massive anxiety about this diagnosis (due to family med history and knowing about the condition) since my original symptoms in March and getting this confirmation from my GP that its very likely MS has pushed my anxiety in to overdrive and my symptoms have got so much worse since this. I also feel really really ill and run down which I didn’t have before the MRI results. Can stress/anxiety make a big difference with this and make things much worse?
I also have this dilemma with symptoms. As I know all of the possible symptoms its hard to know if I am actually suffering them or if its the anxiety (which I know sounds crazy)
with my symptoms and family history I am fully expecting to be diagnosed in the coming weeks/months, however I think I just need some reassurances from you lovely people that I will feel better than I do now in this limbo period - as I feel like S**t!
My sister has done really well with the condition and leads a normal and busy life which gives me hope! I have a wife, child, another child on the way, work full time and run my own business, so my biggest worry is how this will affect my life