I’m sure you all tire of the “do i have ms?” posts on here, but sadly here is another. Just looking for some opinions/advice.
In January of this year, a little while after waking up in bed i had a pins & needles tingling sensation in the back of my head. This then went to my leg a few mins later and by a couple of hours later my whole body was tingling. This tingling happened on and off for a week and then it seemed to primarily go into my left leg, i developed a numbness which is difficult to describe, it wasn’t totally numb but seemed less sensitive to touch and thing odd feeling that i could not describe. About a week later for 2 or 3 days my left arm and leg felt like it was less strong, they would tremor under load, not so much my leg but my arm when i would lift a heavy object it would shake, now I’m not talking about a 50kg dumbbell, but like a full kettle for instance.
After this in a fit of absolute anxiety i went to the doctors, she couldn’t detect any weakness in my left side and did some blood tests, these came back fine, no b12, no thyroid issues. there were some slightly out of range results but nothing to cause these symptoms. At my behest i got an MRI head out of them.
The same day afternoon after the appointment i had a strange sensation that i could feel in my right neck, this feeling then spread all over my face and for most of the day it felt as though the dentist had injected me, i still had full range of facial movements, just loss of sensation.
For the next week or so i felt a reduced sensitivity all over, i had a painful right trapezius muscle and numbness in it, i was really feeling quite rough. I then returned to the doctors and after fierce debate managed to get a referral to a neurologist out of her.
My neurology appointment is in September and my MRI was cancelled 2 days before i was due to go because of covid-19.
I feel better than i did, i still get the tingles in places at times, but the last week i feel as though my left foot has gone numb under the arch and is making it uncomfortable to walk and I’m getting tingling in it, also when i’ve been carrying shopping bags for 25 minutes or so, my left hand will tremble when its in certain positions for half hour after until its rested.
I guess it’s just making me frightened, i’m currently doing a healthcare course at university which has been going great and i’d be devastated if i couldn’t do the job for which it is for. I’m anxious just to see someone so that if it is MS i can perhaps get onto some treatment if suitable. I’m supposed to be revising for upcoming exams but this is dominating my thoughts and I’m constantly doing extensive reading into pathophysiology, current DMT’s future treatments coming. I just can’t help myself, am i being stupid?
Thank you for taking the time to read this
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