My name is Laura and I have had Remitting-Relapsing MS for about 8 years, and have been on Avonex for most of that time..
I have only ever had 2 symptoms from the MS (thus far):
1. Heaviness in my right side (face, arm, leg) -> this is how I was diagnosed years ago. The Neurologists said it could of been triggered by the Hepatitis B Vaccine I had 2 days prior to the "attack". Sometimes when I'm stressed/sick/overly-tired I will experience this heaviness again faintly, but it passes quite soon after I have rested.
2. Then 6 months after my first "attack", I experienced coldness and tingling in my left side of the neck and back for a while..This is when I was put on Avonex. Since then I have had a few repeats of the old symptoms, but again, these always pass fairly quickly after I rest.
I woke up this Saturday (it is now Tuesday) at around 3-4 AM with a shooting pain in my lower back.. I'm not sure if this was brought on by the hot yoga I had done earlier on in the week (but I do this a lot and haven't experienced any problems), or from play wrestling with my boyfriend at some point..Either way, I got up and walked around and (although it was still hurting a bit) I went back to sleep as I was so tired.
The next say (Sunday), I woke up and had bad pins and needles in my feet..I assumed this would pass so I tried to ignore it.
The day after that, Monday, the pins and needles had travelled to my calves; and my buttocks and thighs were numb (as if they had "fallen asleep").
I went to see my old Chiropractor and he did X-rays and adjusted me this morning (Tuesday).. he said my back looked good and strong, but the spinal disks in my lower back are close together and could possibly have been rubbing and caused this..He is adjusting me again tomorrow morning.....I also have a doctor's appointment this afternoon with my Family Doctor..
My question is do you think I should go see my Neurologist? She's quite hard to get an appointment with as she's very busy, and I hate to bother her as I really don't know if this is from the MS (I've never had symptoms in both sides of my body at the same time?!)..If it is, I'm not sure what help she would be able to provide me to help?
Have any of you had symptoms like these (in both sides of the body, constant pins and needles and numbness from the hips down for 2-3 days +)??
Please let me know if you have any advice.. I'm scared and it's effecting my life as driving, walking etc. all feels so bizarre....it's all I can think about.
Thank you so much for any input..