Interesting note about blood pressure. The first "attack" on my legs was when I was walking up the bock and had to stop due to the painful cramping in both legs. This was relieved by massaging the calves of both legs. When I got home, I took my blood pressure. It was 200/110!!
I called my PCP who subsequently put me on Lisinopril to lower the pressure. That worked, but, soon after I had a bout with optic neuritis and the neuro exams that followed resulted in the MS diagnosis. I also had a mild case of shingles and Bells palsy [herpes connection ?!] and varicose vein surgery prior to the diagnosis. It seems I reinforce all the theories about Ms connections to viral infection and venous insufficiency. I'm happy to say I'm on the waiting list for Dr. S's treatment in Brooklyn. Oh happy day!