I have two issues that I’d appreciate some advice on. I’ll give you some background first…
I was diagnosed in April 18 following a bout of ON in March. I made a complete recovery from this. Then shortly after diagnosis I had some numbness in my legs which caused me to walk with limp for few days, but it went away and feel like a made a complete recovery. I stated Tecfidera in June. Everything on the ms front has been rather quiet and I’ve been going about my business as I did before i was diagnosed – working, playing golf, and family life all as before.
Issue one – this week my left leg has gone numb, not totally, I can walk ok, and its not getting any worse. Does this count as a relapse or it is a flare up of a previous symptom? I’m keen to know the answer as I would definitely want to move on to ocrevus if this was a genuine relapse.
My second issue is slightly more complicated. Following diagnosis I felt I was coping rather well with this bomb shell. After the initial few weeks of self pity and despair I went back to my normal life. However, recently I’ve become increasingly anxious. The sort of anxiety I would normally only feel when I was about to go into a job interview or something similar – you get the idea. But this feeling is with me all the time now and its stopping me from doing normal things. For example, being in a car I now find horrendous. I’m not sure why, perhaps the claustrophobia or the movement but I hate it. It’s like the stress of diagnosis has , 7 months down the line, manifested itself into this unrational fear. Has anyone experienced anything similar to this and if so how did you deal with it?
I’ve emailed my ms team but I imagine it will be after the weekend that I get a response.
It’s a bit of a long post, but writing it all down has actually made me feel a bit better.
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