I live now in Co. Mayo.
Was diagnosed with MS on my 40th Birthday 2006.
My then neurologist & I discussed medication, decided on 20mg Copaxone daily injection.
At that time I was crawling physically, suffering symptoms for six years previous I had no idea of what they were connected with, yes I attended a doctor in 2000 my son then just 4 months, my gait was off, I walked as though I was heavily pregnant, I was then sent to another hospital (up the road across a cpl of roundabouts) The doctor on duty I knew as he used to practice in the Village I worked & lived in. He went through the symptoms & because the locam doc at home in her letter felt I suffered GBS, the hospital doctor agreed with this. No tests were done what so ever.
Up & out to work the following day legs still numb right up to past the mid back, including the stomach & feet.
It wasn’t til early Spring 2006 driving home from work my eyesight was weird seeing 2 of everything I knew the road & where I could safely pull off same, waited approximately 45 minutes it was dbl vision it thankfully subsided
Doc thought it my eyesight I had just got new prescription glasses for distance, had to go get another different prescription lenses.
Then the back pain becoming physically locked unable to move that would subside in minutes.
Woke up bank holiday morning in the August left side of my face looked dropped as though a stroke took place though the night
Off to doc Neurology appointment fast.
At the time there was a three month waiting list for Vincrnts, six month waiting for Bon Secours Galway nine month for somewhere else can’t remember, my mother got on the phone had me for an appointment within a week in Bon Secours Kerry docs secretary faxed his letter on immediately.
The Neurologist there straight away suspected MS. Booked an MRI which confirmed her suspicion.
I’m sorry for being so long winded. There’s piles I’ve left out but, if anyone would like to ask me anything please do, don’t be shy.
I’ve had my falls, suffered a bunch of different symptoms.
Thank you for taking the time to read this & thank you ‘shift ms’, by luck last night you were advertised to me. Fortunate for me thank you kindly.
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