I can remember vividly, although it’s over 20 years ago now.
Christmas 1992. I knew what I wanted to say, but when I went to speak nothing came out. We were selling our house at the time and it made things very difficult trying to speak to our solicitor!
At the time I was really scared I was going mad but was too embarrassed to tell anyone and didn’t see my GP. We didn’t have the internet then (ahhh, innocent days!) and I had absolutely no idea what MS was.
There followed many years of various different sensory symptoms and I forgot all about that incident until after dx, when the penny finally dropped - “Ohhh! That’s what that was!”
I had sooo many years thinking I was imagining my symptoms, occasionally visiting the GP but, surprise, surprise, things clearing up after a few weeks. One time, my GP actually told me “don’t worry … it’s NOT MS”. In my naivety/stupidity I remember I even cancelled a neuro appt because the numbness had gone away!
So when I was finally dx in 2008 I was a kinda relieved to know I’m not a hypocondriac!