ConcernedMan wrote:First things first I guess... does this sound like MS?
Any insurance advice??
I'm sorry you're having these symptoms! First things first, however...the minor numbness and weakness you've been experiencing could be due to a gazillion other things besides MS, so I wouldn't consider them particularly urgent right now. Keep in mind that MS is unique to each of us - symptoms, presentation, and progression - different for all.
I am concerned, however about the sudden "tunnel vision," which I've never heard to be an MS symptom at all. I do think eye issues should be addressed immediately. Here's a link to Mayo Clinic which gives you an eye symptom checker and offers possible answers. I don't think any of the listed causes for tunnel vision are MS, but some of them are potentially dangerous.http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sympto ... 20problems
As for insurance, I've read recommendations from other posters that even being tested specifically for MS may affect your insurance options, but the eye thing may be too important to ignore. It's reassuring that your wife will have comprehensive insurance in the spring.
As I mentioned to another poster a few days ago on the thread below: general-discussion-f1/topic17995.html
There's no simple, effective treatment for MS anyway, so "I suggest that you take a deep breath
, and concentrate on optimizing your health through diet, exercise, sleep, etc." I had MS for at least 30 years before anyone even tested me for it (see my thread link) and I'm grateful for that.
Best of luck to you! And please get your vision checked!