I’m a person who has MS. Like most of us, I’d suppose, this recent heat wave is a nightmare (especially as my office has no aircon). I’ve experienced a relapse after being free of them for 2 or 3 years (I think, I don’t keep records), but one of my symptoms (if it is an MS symptom?) is a ‘dimming’ in my vision. How do I explain this? I’m using an iPad at the moment, I was watching a YouTube clip, but it wasn’t bright enough, so I tried to increase brightness levels, but they were already 100%! I think I’ve had this for a week or two, but have only just started to gradually notice it. It’s not optic neuritus, I’ve had that before. I’ve also got vertigo (for past several days) Which is pretty miserable, and aches in all my majors joints plus some fingers on each hand. Plus I have stabbing pains in my lower back, plus in past twenty four hours stabbing pains in my ears and arm muscles.
Im most concerned about my eyesight, obviously…
it’s pointless to contact hospital, I don’t think they have a neurologist on call anymore - and my usual neurologist has left his position and I don’t think they have a replacement yet. I know the treatment would probably be cortico steroids, and I don’t want those - I wouldn’t take them. Also, the MS department would probably be swamped with patients during this heatwave.
sorry if this message is a bit rambling, I’m very fatigued and in quite a lot of pain