Diagnosed with MS in June of 2017, started on copaxone 20mg very soon after. My initial episode lasted a good 1.5 months, with the intense symptoms (confusion, depth perception/balance issues, severe numbness/tingling in all extremities and limbs) lasted about 3 weeks, then slight residual tingling and of course lots of fatigue stayed for 3 more. Second episode which lasted longer but was a little less intense started before the holidays and took almost 2 months to subside. Early February I thought things were getting better and I was pretty hopeful, getting ready to go back to work and such, but this past Monday I had a terrifying and very new experience. I had leg and arm tingles, with a total numbness of on arm, that came on very suddenly. About an hour and a half later, when I stood up, I had this feeling like there was an invisible weight pushing down on me and making my whole body heavy and hard to move. My legs felt weak and wobbly and I had trouble walking. I went the the emergency and they tested my reflexes, which they said were good. They said they would push for my MRI to be done sooner (I am scheduled to have a spinal and a second cranial) The heavy feeling in my torso/shoulders has gone, and now I only have heaviness and weakness in my legs (it’s not as bad as the first time) and tingles/numbness. I asked if it was too early to consider other medication and the doctor said yes. I’m so terrified, it is a completely new symptom for me. I am trying to stay positive and optimistic, but I just keep breaking out into tears and overcome with fear of the unknown and what is to come.
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