I am sure I am one of hundreds of folks that have come to this site seeking reassurance. I just wanted to give my background, and see if anyone thinks this *could* or *likely* may be MS.
I am a 29 year old white male, who at the age of 26 had a virus and strange rash that lasted three days. After that resolved, I had as strange tingling originating in my left hand, migrating to my left foot, and then to my right hand (never right foot). I may have had a very rare tingling on the left side of my face. I had some very good Doctors work me up, including 1 Brain MRI w/ NO contrast, and a C/T-spine MRI w/ and w/out contrast 3 months later. They looked flawless. I went gluten free, and started taking alpha lipoic acid, got my B12 and D up to decent #'s and it cleared up rapidly.
I have had minor instances of tingling pop-up over the past three years, but nothing incredibly long term that I can recall.
I got married in early November, and on the lat day of my honeymoon I ended up with what appeared to be a minor food poisoning. Since then I have been afflicted with various things, including some dizziness, brain fog, trouble establishing a full erection and maintaining what I can get, a resumption of tingling (maybe at an increased intensity) with a minor introduction in burning that I can't recall happening before. This has gone on for about 5 weeks, and I am in the process of getting re-worked up. Vitamins look great, back off gluten, having MRI w/ and w/out contrast in a T3 of my brain, t-spine, and c-spine next week.
It seems like both of the young, but smart, neuros I have seen (before the new one read the old ones notes) seem inclined to think it is some post-viral inflammation. No Optic Neuritis (oppose to some my anxiety may create), no numbness, lhermittes sign, no weakness, or balance problems, but I have had brisk reflexes bilaterally in my knees at a 3+ since first neuro appointment 3 years ago.
Additionally, my globulin count is actually a bit low. I got mono about 6 months after first instance occured (was EBV antibody negative at that time), after mono my globulins have dropped from 2.5ish to 1.8ish, with all of the subtypes in low normal areas. My immune function is intact.
One last tidbit, over the last 36 hours I have noticed a VERY minor impact in my speech -- taking a few extra miliseconds to come up with words, or swaping word order or words with similar words.
I feel like this would be an atypical presentation of MS, anyone else have a similar story? Could it be a post viral syndrome? Could it be something minor exacerbated by what is now almost certainly anxiety.