I am sorry if this is not the right place to ask and I understand I will not get a clear answer anyway. I am a bit of a hypochondriac since the last 8-9 years. Recently I got worried that I have MS because I started to have weird things happening to my body.
I am used to have sore muscles and be stiff from time to time. I have always been very active and pushed my body the limits on occasion with long ultra runs or hikes. So the last few years I just wrote all those pains and weird feelings off to being linked to that.
But lately things started to get weird. I am from Belgium but I moved to the arctic (North Norway) last november to work as a outdoor guide for northern lights tours. The first symptom that got me worried that something was wrong was numb toes. It started about 3 months ago gently on the big toe of my left foot and then on the big toe of the right foot. I thought it had to do with the cold so I didn’t really think much of it. But at some point at the end of januari I started noticing that my left foot would feel numb on a few toes and I stumbled from time to time and felt very weird putting on socks and pants. Like my toes were was not really there. The feeling on the right foot stayed about the same. I went to a doctor and she asked if I could stand on the toes of my left foot and it was actually quite difficult. I went through my ankle quite fast ( I tried again today and it seems to be ok to stand on my toes)
One day I woke up with a sharp pain in my left eye. The feeling like something is stuck in my eye. I went to the ER and the nurse said she saw a smalls scratch on my eye but nothing in it. The pain was almost gone by next day evening. But I do have problems with viewing things focused. I don’t have double vision but I have a hard time focusing on things. Strong light makes my sight a bit blurry or out of focus. I have difficulty reading my phonescreen in the dark.
Since a few days I have strange tinggling in my fingers and on my legs especialy after being exposed to cold or heat.
Only 1 time I had a electric shock feeling on the left side of my neck. I thought the person sitting next to me hit me on the head but soon I realised it was this electric shock.
Since last night I started noticing twitching in my right and eye and some kind of numb feeling around it spreading into my check a bit. It is slightly noticable. This got me worried and that’s why I decided to write this message!
I am not asking anyone to diagnose me but I am really worried that this is MS. Does anybody recognise these symptoms? I have an appointment with a neurologist on 3 april in Belgium.
Thanks for your help and all the best…