Age 17 - pins and needles from waist down, on a bad day partial paralysis, on a good day able to walk normally. X-rays taken - Diagnosed "back problems" as extra lumber present. Symptoms went after 6 months.
Age 18 - Eyesight started to deteriorate. Glasses prescribed.
Over the next 6 years various loss of sensations in extremeties - no diagnosis given
Age 23 - loss of balance - loss of eyesight focus (hazy vision) - severe headaches - Diagnosed "virus" no tests required.
Two days later symptoms worsened re visited doctor for second opinion (different Doctor!). Suspected brain tumor, sent for MRI scan which proved clear.
Two weeks later - admitted to hospital for 7 days for IV steriods to help eyesight (still no diagnosis at this point).
Two weeks later, right side of body paralysed - lumber puncture (twice) plus Evoked Potential test.
3 Months passed after test at which point a diagnosis of RRMS provided. Optic Neuritis diagnosis follwed that of the MS diagnosis after a period of blindness to left eye.
Tore wrote:Hi Dr. Amir, here is my hard luck-story:
age - text / symptom
-- born in Central Asia, grew up there
16 - moved to Central Europe (Germany) at age 16
around 16 to 25 - long episodes (2-4 days) of headache (in the back of the head and on the sides)
-- fatigue since early youth
22 - developed heat intolerance (summer 1998)
25 - started jogging to reduce fatigue
25 - severe back pain in the region of the right shoulder blade (comes and goes since then)
27 - tinitus in right ear (summer 2003) -> went to several doctors because of the tinitus, one of them saw
that my jaw joint on the left side was mor worn than the right side, was sent to see a dentist / jaw
27 - removal of wisdom tooth 2003 (both sides, tinitus was gone but only for ca. one week, then
it came back)
27 - brain MRI, the radiologist told me, there were small white spots but didnt know what to make of them
28 - car accident with whiplash
-- between 25 and 35 headache got better, satisfactory health condition
35 - May 2011: went to sit down on a chair but it had slide away, felt on the floor and hurt my tailbone badly
35 - June 2011: sensory disturbances on the right tigh, disturbance of fine motor skills on the right hand
35 - July 2011: brain MRI, 8 white matter lesions,
35 - October 2011:I was diagnosed with MS
blossom wrote:hi dr. amir,
i know your question is about any symptoms or health problems looking back through life that might relate to these symptoms they named ms. but, there have to be others like me.
all my life i had no health issues. no meds. except a few bouts with a cold or flu and that was rare.
in the 70's i had a bad whack to the base of the skull and i had tingles in my left hand and foot and traction therapy helped that. in 1990 i had a very bad fall "no broken bones" but stoved everything badly on my right side. i also started snoreing and tmj. a few weeks later when i was walking my right leg started dragging slightly and it's been down hill ever since.
CureOrBust wrote:I think you will find that most people would understand that "anecdotal evidence" is not "unequivocal" (only one possible meaning), and this use of language may assist you in case you do not understand why some people have lashed out at you in this forum.
NZer1 wrote:Story of interest?
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/health/ar ... l.facebook
Have you had an MRI? compared it to "before"?PABCalifornia wrote: I currently have no evidence of having MS at this point and have had zero relapses since beginning treatment.
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