I have been reading the forum for a few weeks now. I was diagnosed with MS two weeks ago and I was wondering if anyone could answer a few random questions that I have… I don’t feel like they warrant a call to the helpline.
My MS symptoms are mild and this is only the second episode I have had- the first was 15 years ago, so I know that I am very lucky compared to others so far. I am a very active person and have fortunately been able to carry on as normal. My symptoms are pins and needles, some temporary numbness and L’hermittes. My first episode was more severe (foot drag, weakness on one side, loss of movement/ dexterity of hand) , but was treated at the time and I kind of forgot about it, as they didn’t every say what it was for definite. At the time MS was mentioned, but as nothing else happened I was able to put it from my mind. When I got the new symptoms I suspected MS, but was still very surprised when I was diagnosed. I know many people wait a long time. I guess the MRI was very clear- I have lesions on my brain and the previous episode meant a lumbar puncture and MRI too.
If anyone could help with my random questions I’d be really grateful …
I have informed the DVLA and my car insurance company, but do I need to tell anyone else- mortgage provider, lif assurance??
Do the lesions ever go away? If so, are they dangerous, say if you bumped your head? I train and teach martial arts and I never even thought to ask anything about this when I was diagnosed as everything went out of my head.
Also, I had a spa day booked and I’ve read that massages are supposed to be good for MS, but I am a bit reluctant to have one as I don’t like the idea of someone touching my head/neck area. I don’t want to make the L’hermittes worse or do any damage! Is this me just being daft??!
I know some of these questions may seem a bit trivial and I hope I don’t offend anyone. I am waiting on an appointment with a MS nurse, but I may be waiting a while…
Thanks for reading x