hey @karen-_sue_thacker , as mentioned above, MS symptoms can present themselves in many different ways for each individual. Defiantly take the advice up on a symptom diary to take to your doctor – this is something that I wished I had done. The first MS symptom that I can recall was a dropped foot 6 years prior to my diagnosis, but the symptom that lead to my diagnosis was optic neuritis and my dropped foot ‘returning’. I say it returned, it never really went away fully, I just adapted to it over the years.
You’ve made a positive step seeking advice from here; check out others such as MS trust, and MS Society too, and Dr. Boosters YouTube – someone that I have only recently discovered myself!
I hope the information others have given you has been beneficial, and good luck on your quest to find the answers.