Hi - I find this site so helpful and so I wanted to ask yet another question. I went to the doctor 2 weeks ago with pain in my arms and knees - was diagnosed with tennis elbow and runners knee. Since then I have started to exercise again and for the most part felt fine however over the last few days my head around my left eye had felt ‘funny’ and there are times that I am dizzy for only a matter of seconds. Last night my legs were so painful I could hardly sleep - aching but if I moved them it stopped for a while. i did question the doctor when I was there about ms as my mum has it and was told it wasn’t. On this forum people also said that it most probably wasn’t and it was just my imagination as I had been reading up on it. - should i still be thinking this? I know my brain is in overdrive and this isn’t helping and I don’t want to sound stupid to all you guys. I read that dizziness and vertigo are one of the symptoms (yep this reading thing again!) I can cope with it and this morning I still did my running as usual but I suppose I just wanted to see if its something I should go back to docs about. I know that it seems trivial when so many of you have much worse symptoms but I also know that you will give me honest answers! Thanks p
I think the best advice I can give you is to forget all about MS. I’m not saying that your symptoms definitely aren’t signs of MS because they could be, but if it is MS, it will make itself known properly with something obvious at some stage. By that, I mean something like optic neuritis or a numb left side or being unable to walk - not “niggles”, but things that make GP’s write a referral letter to neurology straight away. Until that happens, IF that ever happens, the best thing you can do is get on with your life and forget all about MS.
If that is impossible for you, all I can suggest is asking your GP to refer you to neurology so you can get an expert opinion, if only to put your mind at rest. If you do this, make sure that your GP does not put that in your referral letter else the neuro may not take you seriously and I imagine that only a thorough clinical exam would ease your concerns.
Whatever you decide, do get your dizzy spells checked out if they persist or get worse. It may be something simple like a vitamin deficiency, fatigue or overdoing it, but best to see your GP.