It's long, there will be a summary at the end, so feel free to read or skip to the cliffnotes
I'm 24 years old, male, with no significant prior medical history. For the past year or so I've been in excellent health. I have no family history of any illness aside from cancer.
4 months ago a friend noticed my left eye went to the left when I looked up. I thought nothing of it. 3 months later at my eye doctor I mentioned it and he took it seriously. On cardinal fields, I had double vision in the right upper corner and when looking straight up. It is stacked one next to the other. It stays, and I am noticing it more..whether that's because I am aware of it now or because it's getting worse I can't say. I was referred to a neurologist.
I got an MRI, that was normal. However, I have since been told it is of such poor resolution that identifying a small plaque would be impossible.
Neurologist had these findings.
On my left leg were the majority:Clonus(with hyperextension then relaxation), hyperreflexia, babinski(she said it was on the positive side, but not full blown), decreased sensation. On my left eye I also have a delayed constriction with my pupil.
Now, the only thing I have been noticing about myself..is on/off leg ache. It feels like I got done running 10 or so miles sometimes. It happens when sitting, most often I feel it when I wake up in the morning. It is not bad enough to keep me up at night, but it is very annoying. Stretching and movement is the only thing that makes it better. It seems to be totally random too. It's not alway there and changing posture at work, mild exercise, etc..none of it seems to changes things.
I am also always tired. Today is the first day in a long time that I haven't felt exhausted. I went to bed last night at 7. Most other days I am ALWAYS tired, regardless of how much or how little sleep I've gotten.
Cliffnotes: I'm 24, male with no medical history. 4 months ago I noticed I had a lazy eye on the left side. Double vision in the right upper field. Neurologist found clonus, half/positive babinski, decreased sensation, and hyperreflexia on the left leg. Slow pupil response on left eye. Only other issue is constant fatigue and leg ache that's on/off-improves with movement and stretching. Leg ache is most noticeable in the morning or when I'm sitting.
I'm asking you guys, the MS community: Does this sound like anything you've experienced with your disease? The neurologist did not list any diagnosis. She said it could be a variety of things, that something has to be causing it, but what exaclty will need to be ruled out. They did a lab panel that's a 3 course thing over 3 months. That will rule out myesthenia. I'm a nurse, so I have some idea as to a lot of this..and to me it sounds like MS, but I'd just like to get the opinions of some people who probably know a lot more about it than I ever will.
-I just want to have an idea as to what I'm getting into. Thank you for any input you can provide.