I haven’t been diagnosed with MS and realise my symptoms may be due to something else. I’ve been having problems with numbness, tingling, double vision and fatigue and had my first neurology appointment in October. I’ve had a clear MRI and I’m waiting for a lumbar puncture (which I’ll decide about when I get the appointment as pretty freaked out at the thought). Incidentally my dad was diagnosed with MS after years of various symptoms around the time I had my first neurology appointment.
I’m a lot better than I was in the summer, when I could barely use one arm and hand, and had to walk with a stick as I could barely feel my leg and foot and was afraid of falling over, in fact I’ve been back at work full time since October. I still have some numbness and I still struggle with fatigue, but I’m managing. I’m aware MS is in the medical people’s minds as a possibility, but also that it might not be, that even the lumbar might not show anything, and that I may never have another bad episode like I did this summer, or that it could happen some time in the future. So a lot of uncertainty.
I’m really unhappy in my current job and desperate to look for something else, but part of me thinks I’d be stupid to leave the security of a job I’ve been in for several years at this moment in time, and to perhaps to wait until later in the year. I wondered if anyone had any thoughts about looking to change jobs while in limbo? Has anyone done it and how did it go?
I’m even more hesitant as I’ve had quite bad tingling in my face, head, neck and arm again the last couple of days, which is a worry. I don’t know if I should tell my GP or just keep a note.
I’m sorry to write when people are dealing with far more important things, and would be grateful for any comments or ideas.
Thank you in advance and all the best.