I’ve joined recently too, after having had ms for six years or so I thought it was about time! I think it is the best place to come when you start having symptoms or experiences … which do seem to be classic ms. Saying that, when you go in and out of hospital regularly for appointments and physio etc, you do meet people with all manner of illnesses, lots I’d never heard of, and it’s surprising how many symptoms and side effects they can have in common. So, as Jen says, it could also be a nerve problem … which can still be nasty, as anything nerve related seems to be.
I’ve just noticed that Carole is thinking more towards relapsing remitting ms, mine is ppms although I’m sure, despite them being totally different, there are still many similarities. I seem to remember some early buzzing sensation in my feet, but most of my early realisation that something was badly wrong, was when my legs and feet slowly stopped functioning - dragging when walking and unable to turn the pedals to cycle. Now it’s a bit like I’m lugging a bucket of ice round on each foot - I say ‘lugging’, but that’s only when transferring, as wheelchair bound the rest of the time! Surprisingly, I’ve not had many off the colour changes you describe. I remember my mum’s feet turning a dark purple though and were always twice their normal size … so maybe that’s a ppms thing which develops later.
This has taken me ages to write. You’re writing and all the replies are well written, & the fact that you’ve spotted and corrected any errors is a good thing. I can understand your worries though. I’ve gone from two finger typing to about one and a half … I do manage the odd letter with the right hand finger but often slip, and then the whole arm lands on the keyboard! It amazes me how anyone can type using all the fingers!
sorry I’ve gone on about me a lot but just trying to compare & I hope the tests give you some answers at least