I was diagnosed 12 years ago and I have had only mild symptoms - to show how how little this had impacted I’m not sure just how many ‘relapses’ I’ve had - I think I am currently on my 3rd (but could be 4th)
When the neurologist told me I had this it was completely out of the blue so everything he said past MS is a total blur. Anyway i have a appointment on tuesday with a consultant - first one in 12 years and I want a list of questions to ask. Obviously beforehand I had no idea about the need to have 2 attacked separately amongst other things. I had pins and needles in my feet 3 years before I was diagnosed but it lasted 2 weeks and went away. Is this being classed as my first attack - I don’t know.
I don’t want to go on steroids or any other medication. My new symptoms are a numb hand (well half a one, strangely down one side of middle finger is numb to little finger - the other side and other fingers are fine - weird huh) and a severe stabbing pain in my right eye (no change of vision though) and those I can live with. The most annoying one is my balance is worse - I’ve even had to use my pretty purple stick in anger - a 2.5 hour traffic jam to the airport killed my knees so I needed stick just for 30 mins (I also had to drag a big suitcase) until my knee righted itself. Thank God that my belly dancing is not an energetic style, I can still cope with that.
So my fellow MS’er peeps, what sort of things should I be asking the consultant to get a better picture of my abnormal brain!!
(some say it was abnormal before all this MS stuff hehe )
Thanks All and I hope everyone is having a good day