I didnt listen to my body

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I didnt listen to my body

Postby fee001 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:34 am

When I trace back to my very first funny feeling was approx 17 years ago, I had a desensitised feeling all down my left side from the top of my head to the tip of my toe, at the time I was diagnosed with depression and that was really plausable at the time as my partner caused quite a lot of uneccessary silly stress, lots and lots of trivial avoidable stuff really, but it all mounts up I suppose. (I didn't quite understand how much, and to what effect at the time) Anyway, (MS was certainly not mentioned at the time and thank God it wasn't. The feeling passed in a few weeks, and I continued normally with my life, even had a third child. You see I now believe that my body was warning me, to hang back on the old stress. But unfortunately I ignored it. So some years later, another set of avoidable circumstances this time bigger stuff, I eventually received another warning, this time a little more definable and severe, this time my balance was comprimised my second alert. Anyway what I am trying to say, I believe that I only went into remission because I DID NOT now about ms theory. So don't be so eager to get a diagnosis after your first alert, go and calmly continue life, but learn by what your body is trying to tell you.
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Re: I didnt listen to my body

Postby scorpion » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:10 am

fee001 wrote:When I trace back to my very first funny feeling was approx 17 years ago, I had a desensitised feeling all down my left side from the top of my head to the tip of my toe, at the time I was diagnosed with depression and that was really plausable at the time as my partner caused quite a lot of uneccessary silly stress, lots and lots of trivial avoidable stuff really, but it all mounts up I suppose. (I didn't quite understand how much, and to what effect at the time) Anyway, (MS was certainly not mentioned at the time and thank God it wasn't. The feeling passed in a few weeks, and I continued normally with my life, even had a third child. You see I now believe that my body was warning me, to hang back on the old stress. But unfortunately I ignored it. So some years later, another set of avoidable circumstances this time bigger stuff, I eventually received another warning, this time a little more definable and severe, this time my balance was comprimised my second alert. Anyway what I am trying to say, I believe that I only went into remission because I DID NOT now about ms theory. So don't be so eager to get a diagnosis after your first alert, go and calmly continue life, but learn by what your body is trying to tell you.


Luck of the draw fee001. Unfortunately MS progression has nothing to do with not knowing or denial for if that was the case I would have been in remission for the first couple of years.
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Postby fee001 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:30 am

Hi!

I dont know if they now diagnose sooner, but then they didnt diagnose on very first occurance of symptoms, you used to have to have two episodes and a positive MRI. I wasnt just luck it was the norm. What I am saying is I am grateful that was the then system.

And I am sure if others reflect back they can possibly recall their first blip.

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Postby maynaka » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:45 pm

I was diagnosed in 84. The only symptom I had was a tightness in my torso.

I originally went to a chiro, thinking it was back related. He asked me a bunch of questions (forgot what they were) and suggested I see a neuro.
I had a good friend who's husband was a cardiologist. He referred me to a neuro. Within a week I was in the hospital, underwent a slew of tests (brain scans, mri, spinal tap, eye tests, etc.) and was diagnosed with "probably ms".

I didn't have any symptoms until around 2000.

I agree with scorpion, I think it's different for everyone.

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