I’m really only looking for some advice, I have not been diagnosed with MS but I am worried that some of the symptoms I have may mean that I might have MS. I have been a diabetic for over half my life and I have complained about abnormal tiredness for years, I have had multiple blood tests done but they have never shown anything, although I have never known what they were testing for. A few years ago I also woke with excruciating pain down my shoulder and arm which I couldn’t move, I was told it was a frozen shoulder and given anti-inflammatorys, but the pain flare up now and again and is quite painful. Also a couple of years ago I was told I had a viral infection which sent my sense of balance off completely, ever since I have got dizziness on and off but was told since my mum developed vertigo at a young age I may too. I also get chronic cluster tension headaches everyday too! I would ignore all of this and out it down to it just being me if it weren’t for the pins and needles I have been getting for over six months now. It started by waking in the middle of the night from the pain of them and then my hands would be very stiff too. I would get spasms down my legs but put this down to maybe dehydration. However the pins and needles are getting worse for no reason, happening everyday and I’ve statred getting shooting pains down my arms and legs from my hip bone which completely stops everything as I can’t move with the pain.
I’m not sure if I’m being paranoid and over reacting or maybe it is something but not MS. The pains don’t last all day though they do come several times a day but they last for around 10 minutes which may not be long enough to be considered serious. I have an appointment with the neurologist next month as I was referred by the doctor and hoping to get an MRI, but any advice people can give me would be greatly appreciated as I’m afraid I’m being stupid and worrying over nothing, but if you think it may be something I want to make sure I get it seen to ASAP.
Thanks for any help!