My name is Jessica and I am a 30 year old wife, mother, student and face painter. Last fall I started getting stabbing pains in my jaw. I thought it was heart related because it was so painful, but my EKG was normal. Then came the weird/weak feeling in my feet. Then numbness and tingling in my toes. The numbness and tingling started in a portion of my back and then it was in my face. I was also having pain almost like pins being stuck in my anywhere in my arms or legs at anytime for seemingly no reason. Then one day I lost control of my bladder.
My Dr. said it was possibly MS and sent me to a neurologist. The Neurologist just blew off my symptoms and told me to go to a gym, lose some weight and that I would feel better. He did order an MRI or a CAT scan(can't remember) but my insurance would not cover it and we just could not afford it. I left the neurologists office feeling like I was crazy. He treated me like I was just a hysterical woman. Well the symptoms eventually went away and so I chose to try and forget about the whole thing, until this fall. Again I am under a lot of stress plus I had a horrible cold and now I have migrating pain. First it was pain in my foot, then tendonitis in my left arm(woke up and could not lift me arm at all), then carpal tunnel like symptoms in my right hand. When the carpal tunnel went away in my right hand it came back in left hand. I call it carpal tunnel because I guess that is what it is although I have never had any problems like that in the past. So here I am trying to figure out if These new symptoms this fall could be signs of an MS relapse...if I even have MS to begin with.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am scared of this diagnosis, but I know there is something wrong or I am completely crazy.