For the past few weeks I have been suffering from a variety of symptoms and another bout of optic neuritis.
Tight squeeze below the chest, double vision, pins and needles loss of sensation and coordination problems weakness. The weakness has been so bad I can’t open doors or water taps.
Yesterday about 2 pm my symptoms worsened, a tight twisting squeeze at the back made my shoulders arms check numb. I just carried on as normal then moderate fatigue kicked in so I decided to rest.
I fell asleep and woke up after an hour I could not move both arms and hands they were not there, my mother asked me if I was okay and I said yes I’m okay I did not want her to worry about me. I decided to close my eyes and rest see if everything returns back to normal.
I have no idea what I ate yesterday, how I got upstairs and in to bed. My mum and wife were just joking around with me today if I had drunk alcohol yesterday because I was making requests for food which I believed my wife had cooked earlier in the day yesterday, but she was not at home when the symptoms exarcebated.
They were joking around about the requests I made and how I wasn’t me. They could not understand what I was saying. I found it very hurtful when they compared me to a drunk and explained to them not to do that again. They apologised and said they were only trying to make me smile because I haven’t been myself for a few weeks now due to symptoms.
Today I have double vision, tight squeeze back of the spine and numbness in my whole upper body, it’s not as bad as yesterday but there is no guarantee that they will flare up.
I am thinking of attending the A&E if the symptoms do flare up but I don’t like being kept in hospital. The other option is to request a home visit from the surgery. My dominant hand has started to tighten up as I’m typing so will just give brief details.
I don’t have a diagnosis of ms, I am not under the care of a neurologist. I am on an extensive amount of medication which helps with symptoms majority of the time.
Can anyone advice me as to what they would do if you were in a similar situation as me symptoms wise. I want to thank everyone who posts any helpful information as I am going to rest and read replies on my phone and everyone whose used a phone to reply on a forum will know how difficult it can to reply or thank someone for advice when symptoms are flared up.
I have read this post twice and it makes sense to me. If it doesn’t I apologise. Thanks again to everyone who can advice or help out with suggestions as to what I should do.