I am a 38 year old active, full time working mother of 2 and up until now, very very healthy!
In August of last year I had an experience at work where the sight in my right eye, went strange. I had a crackling effect in peripheral vision and just could read my computer screen for the life of me!
GP suspected poss isolated migrane (never had one before), she referred me for an MRI, where they picked up the lessions on my brain that apparently are in line with someone who has MS. So I left the specialist that day with this news, I knew nothing about MS as I’d had no cause to do so.
I have read a little on the subject and now suspect that some other symptoms that I have noticed over the last 2 years or so, could be related, I just had never made to connection before with MS, I just put it down to me not being 20 anymore! The symptons I refer to are cognitive, for example my general memory is rubbish, where as I used to be super sharp. I will also struggle for example in a arguement, I cannot forward plan my points/arguement, hold that thougth and then delivery it in the conversation, I just cannot organise it in my head and get it out of my mouth!! Very frustrating when I generally used to reign supreme in an arguement or a a bit of argy bargy!!
I also will go through phases where I know the word I want to use but another word entirely comes out!!
I have more recently suffered some physical problems, painful enough that I have been back to my GP, who prescribed Amitryptiline. I’ve had what I would describe as shooting, stabbing, burning pains in my right arm, I suffered a 2 week phase when it was really painfull, the pain spread to the right side of my head in and around my ear and then up the back of my head. GP referred me back to hosp to see an MS nurse and now am due to have another MRI in 2 weeks to see if anything has changed. Ironically when I finally got the appt to see the MS nurse the pain had gone completely and I felt a right wally going to see her as I felt fine!
In short I supopse I’d like to know if anyone thinks my sympton sound like anything they have suffered?? Also, how do I know if I have MS, can my specialist give me a definitve yes or no?? Not really sure that I have anything to gain from knowing, I suppose advise on the way forwards perhaps.
Anyway, I’ve not shared this news with any family or friends as of yet, so communication through this site might be nice!
Thanks for listening