So hi guys. I am Indian and since theres literally no support forums for MS there I came in here to share my story and seek help.
A background, I relate more to UK than my country. I am a massive football fan and have the Arsenal crest tattooed on my arm. You know how it is like to support Arsenal. And also have MS. Had the short end of the stick there.
Anyway, I am male, almost 29 and been diagnosed a month back with RR MS.
Had a few massive relapses over the past year. So I have a lesion on my cerebellum which affects my gait and balance. I also had a recent new lesion on my optic nerve, thankfully I can still see. The vision is made a bit distorted as it kind of keeps jumping in front of me. That makes the vision a bit blurry. Its only my left eye for now.
So [removed by admin] went south last year when I had pain and weakness in my right leg. I thought it was sciatica and exercises would be good enough. I exercised regularly and things got better. However, as time went on I realised I was losing balance. But did not anticipate MS. Then since the turn of the year, my entire body is extremely spastic while I barely have any strength in my right leg. Theres no numbness but it feels heavy and have to drag it along. My right arm is also weak and trembles when am anxious. Everything gets amplified when am anxious. Has anyone managed to get their balance back after a cerebellum lesion has remitted? Also how do I deal with the spasticity?
Any leads? Doc says you need to get your way around the muscular issues by exercising, relaxing, etc. Hasn’t started meds yet. Should be on by next week.
Do I have a life ahead of me?