Ah, DrDiana, strange symptoms are my whole life! I've been accumulating them for my entire life (38 years of it with MS) and I've chronicled my (absolutely true) experiences in glorious detail on dozens (100's?) of threads here.
Still, I can't pin a single one of them directly to MS. With the unique way each of us is hit with MS, combined with our age & other medical conditions, not to mention the variety of meds/supplements we take, it's pretty difficult to identify patterns.
But it's a great plan, so...good luck with that!
NHE wrote:I have developed longitudinal ridges in my fingernails. They have been notable for the last few years. I don't recall ever having them before. NHE
There's no point in re-telling all my stories here, but I do have to comment on NHE's post about nail ridges, which, coincidentally, is one of the symptoms I added to my Official Daily Symptom Charts about a year ago.
True to my usual habit of reacting to anything I swallow, I noticed the nail ridges after I started taking vitamin D (working up to 4000 IU) and then added B12 (1000 mcg) a couple weeks later. Within a month or 2, I made a note on my chart, "nail ridges from new vitamins?", since vitamins were the only obvious change I'd made in my life. Every month since, I've made a new note, "Nail ridges from vitamins – worse," and they are.
This was just an observation about myself, not a diagnosis. But I'm much more positive about another effect specifically from B12. The day after I started it, the left side of my scalp started tingling (several times a day) with enough intensity that it spread over my body, making me shiver until I peed my pants. It has gradually lessened over the last few months, but it's still there (right now, for instance).
Then there's the Flaxseed Finger Episode, the epic Recurrent Osteosciatic Spasmodic Twisty Nerve Syndrome Events, the Itch & Twitch, the One-Jolt Clonus. Oh yeah, for awhile, years ago, every Restless Leg spasm ended with 5 rhythmic kicks.
Strange enough for you yet?
P.S. You knew I'd have to stop in to this thread, didn't you?