My first sign of MS was a vascular issue…
In 2000 I had a stroke-like attack: I fully bended down and when i took an upright position again 4-5 seconds later my left arm started to crooking on its own and my left leg started to stretching out. I was felling to the ground and started to shout for help. I felt that my speaking was also touched, and also my eyes were looking squinted.
these symptoms were present for cca 30 seconds and started to diminish and then vanished fully. My mind was clear all the time
I went to the hospital and was examined for everything: on brain MRI there was a really small spot (cca 4-5 mm diameter) which was the only irregularity found.
I was very fat at that time, smoking, no sport, no healthy food. and a little-bit high blood pressure was present. they said it was a mini-stroke or TIA. But, hey i was just 25 years old!
My MS came into the picture just 4-5 moths later: pins and needles in my hand, and burning sensations: a second MRI a year later found classical MS lesions, and i had the diagnosis: MS. I asked about the stroke-like episode, but they said its another story, its independent from my MS. but i couldn't believe it for years, was always asking my neuros about this stroke like story: no answer…. until Dr. Zamboni came
Learning about this CCSVI theory it looks like there could have been some kind of connection… because my first sign of MS was a vascular issue. strange, huh?
does it make sense? or a stroke mainly is about arteries and not about venous vessels?
Anyone with stroke-like episodes here?
thanks for any remark
(RRMS diagnosed in 2000, EDSS 3, feeling quite good, just minor symptoms)
PS: successfully arranged my MRV in Hungary, i expect it within a few days or weeks! and continuing the missionary work to spread the word within the universities and vascular doctors here …