I am not sure I belong here (yet)... I have not been offically diagnosed with MS, my doctor is just thinking about it. From what I've read - I am really not looking forward to the long drawn out process. I've already been accused of having a pscyological disorder and being a hypocondriac. The best one yet "oh it's just stress"! really now!:roll: The symptoms I'm experiencing are horrible! however I'm sure you understand.
I mean right now I'm having a hard time typing - the nerve pain in my hand is excruciating. I'm sorry to introduce myself in such a complaining way (which by the way I've now officially changed my name to Mrs. Complainer!)
I'm so frustrated - Brain MRI came back "clean" or "normal". AAGGHHH. I'm not making the symptoms up and I'm actually starting to get scared! I thought to myself - self maybe it's peri-menopause? Fibromyalgia? Then I saw a Youtube video explaining that most people receive a diagnosis of Peri - Men before MS diagnosis and it goes on to say do not accept it!
So I say ok self - now what?
I'm tired of test, blood tests, MRI's, CT scans, poking and prodding, appointments have become my norm and really I am feeling done! Just this winter I was diagnosed with a seizure disorder (now controlled by meds... thank God!)
I think today is one of those "down days" (well actually the start of my down week) I have about 5-7 days where I feel great, "normal". Then about 7ish days of down with overwhelming fatigue, nerve pain in my legs, left side numbness and weakness (so bad that I can't even squeeze a dish cloth with left hand), leg cramps, balance issues, a grey spot in my left eye that I can't blink away, skin pain, hard time concentrating, my legs feel like jello and after climbing a flight of stairs that just the day before were a breeze now leave my legs feeling heavy and tired! But remember this is all in my head and I'm a hypochondriac! <--- perhaps I'm a bit bitter because of this last year of hearing this and it's anxiety and or stress. Perhaps it's because I'm a 38 year old woman
Thank you for letting me ramble... any support/suggestions about doctor visits or even what I could have would be amazing!