Im new to the forum and so glad to find you as it’s helping me to understand my symptoms and to know I’m not alone. I’m 43 year old female with 3 teenage children. Well one will be 21 next week!
I was told I had a TIA 3 weeks ago and put on clopidogral and statins I had a Mri and ct scan which came back clear. After a revisit to the doctor they now think it could be MS so waiting to be referred to a neurologist. I’m a little scared of the unknown and we have a family cleaning business working very long hours so the uncertainty of how I’m going to cope is frightening.
A few months ago I started to loose sight in my right eye for seconds I was experiencing dizzy spells and vertigo. I ignored it thinking it would go away. however, it then became more frequent, happening daily. At this point I became concerned and told my hubby and mum who immediately told me to see a doctor. I have been having tingling and numbness in my arms and legs for about 2 years with foggy brain. Doctor said I was Vitamin D deficient. After taking the tablets it did help for a while but the symptoms came back which I just kept putting down to Vit D deficiency.
I am now looking at all my symptoms more closely. I have been walking with a limp for around 2 years but had pain in my left hip for about 3 years. I have terrible bladder control. We have just got back from a holiday and I love to walk, last October I could run rings around our teenage children with them telling me to slow down this holiday I really struggled and was very fatigued.
Some mornings I find it hard to get out of bed and tbh if I was employed rather than self employed I think I’d phone in sick I don’t have the energy for anything other than work.
After being told about the TIA and being put on tablets I thought the symptoms would go away which they did for a few days now they’re back but not as frequent. More I read the symptoms about ms the more I see it in myself. I am going to the TIA clinic tomorrow so I’ll see what they say.
Sorry for the essay but it’s nice to write it all down.