Have just been back to see my neurologist after having an MRI scan, blood tests and a lumbar puncture. MRI shows numerous scarred and inflammed areas in my brain and spinal chord, lumbar puncture showed signs of MS as did blood tests. Have been told i have probable MS but i need to have another episode before they can be sure. Over the past 2-3 months i have been experiencing tingling sensations and numbness down the right side of my body. Pain in the left side of my face and numbness in my tongue and lips. A feeling of heaviness in my legs and only being able to walk short distances before my legs feel so heavy that i feel as though i am going to collapse. Odd sensations in my legs and feet at night leaving me unable to get to sleep. Extreme fatigue throughout the day and chronic pain in my back which has become worse since my lumbar puncture.
To add to all this i have been off sick from work for 10 months with a shoulder injury which has now been operated on. I am due to return to my job as a school catering manager on Monday and am absloutely dreading it. I dont want to tell my manager about my probable diagnosis until it is confirmed but i honestly dont think i am going to get through the day once i am back to work.