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Worried about symptoms

Evening all.

Hope you are well.

Ive had some symptomps that i have been concerned about and am trying to figure out what they are.

All my searches revert mainly to MS.

The symptoms im experienceing are listed below and not all necessarly at the same time.

  1. Feeling tired and a general lack of energy

  2. Thigh muscles ache and tingle and feel wobbly but haven’t done any exercise or exerted myself.

  3. Muscles in the back of my knees ached as above.

  4. Muscles in back of calf’s as above.

  5. Prickly (pins and needle) sensations around the tops of my knees, back of calfs and also left hand.

  6. Muscle in my left arm bysep ache as above

  7. Mild itching all over including face and scalp.

  8. More recently numb sensation in both legs, feels like my clothes are tickling my legs, this runs from below my knee to my feet.

Ive had full blood tests done to included B12 and vitamin D and all have come back which leaves we worried, i stuggle with anxiety at the best of times

I just wondered if this is something to be concerned about and at what to do i push to see a neurologist for an MRI scan

Many thanks for taking the time to read im a 29yr old Male

Hello and welcome :slight_smile:

I’m not a medic, but I have to say that it doesn’t sound very like MS to me, if only because of the amount of your body involved and the number of symptoms (unless these have developed over a long time?). However, the only way you’re going to know for sure is to see your GP and push for a referral to whichever speciality he/she thinks would be the best place to start (neurology or maybe rheumatology?). The fact that your bloods have come back fine should help to persuade the GP that further tests are necessary.

The main reasons that MS comes up so much in internet searches of symptoms are that MS can cause almost any symptom and is one of the most prevalent neurological conditions in the world, with loads of forums and websites dedicated to it. The truth is that having MS is very unlikely (~1000:1), even when someone has symptoms that can happen in MS: there are just so many other possible causes, some of which are relatively easy to treat and are much more common. So try not to worry too much: chances are that it’s nothing serious.

Karen x