Just a brief history about me. I’ve been struggling on now for years. It all started about 10 years ago with tingling/burning/pins & needles in hands & feet and over the years i have got steadily worse. A few of the symptoms i have are: Twitching eye, vision problems & flashing lights, muscle spasms in legs, chest & back, numbness in face, struggling to walk due to pain in legs,knees & hips, dizzyness & terrible fatigue, travel sickness that i’ve never been bothered with before, hand shakes, memory problems, stuttering, swallowing (sometimes i choke), cold hands & feet, always on the loo, Headaches that wake me from sleep they are so painful.
Theres probably more but i forget some…These don’t all happen at once and have just come on over the years
I have had MRI scan 7 years ago all that showed was an unidentified object on my left frontal lobe. Lumbar puncture was ok as far as i know. Have had 100’s of blood tests all levels are ok apart from Thyroid Antibodies which they are treating with 75mcg daily doses of Levothyroxine. Can’t say they do any good.
The last time i visited the doctor 3 weeks ago i was struggling to walk i told him i was on the verge of buying a walking stick it was getting that bad. I also took a list of all the symptoms with me thinking if he perhaps put them all together he might think ’ ah thats whats wrong’ but no… he told me i was suffering from old age :(… he said this whilst laughing…I am only 48 i don’t really think that is old…
He did some more blood tests for Rheumatoid Artheritis which came back clear but he has refered me now to the Rheumatology Dept on the 26th June which i think is probably a waste of time but i’m going to attend just so i can get another doctors opinion.
Anyway the reason why i looked and found this site on here this morning was because of what happened yesterday.
I was walking along the driveway and both my legs just ceased up. I could’nt move for about 10 minutes the pain was so intense and when i could move again i could not bend them and had to walk stiff legged until i could eventually bend my knees again.
Cramps in my legs woke me up last night and this morning they are really both aching. Now i could do with that walking stick.
I know it could be lots of other things thats wrong with me so i’m really sorry for posting on here.
I just wondered if it is worth asking my Doctor to test again for MS due to yesterdays episode…