Hi, I posted this on “everyday living” as well. Hope it’s ok to cross-post.
I wonder if anyone can help with a question about symptoms. Apart from some tingling in my hands, all my symptoms previously (other than general fatigue) have been in my back, torso or legs. But recently I feel like my arms are weaker than they used to be and I have an odd feeling of tightness in my shoulders. My arms feel really strange. I have never had this experience before and I don’t know if it has anything to do with MS. I also have a crunching sound every time I move my neck. I can actually hear it inside my head and it feels like bones are grating against each other. I looked this up and apparently it might be nothing, although the fact that it happens every time I move my neck might mean something.
Could it be I am getting arthritis in my neck? Also I know that my dad has some spinal stenosis, so could it be related to that? Or might it just be that I have MS symptoms in my arms now? I am not due to see neurologist for 9 months at least, so I don’t know who to ask. (My GP will just tell me they don’t know and advise me to speak to neuro at next visit.)
The arm weakness has been getting worse over the past fortnight. Tonight I was making a hot water bottle and my hand shook and I poured the water from the kettle all over the other hand. I immediately threw the bottle into the sink and started to run cold water on my hand. Because the water was off the boil there is no bad damage done. I have a minor burn on my thumb, but it has not blistered or anything. But it did give me a fright. My shoulders feel like they are too high up and really tight and my arms are jellyish and shakey.
Is this a normal MS thing?