Hi, my name is Melissa. I have recently been diagnosed with Relapsing/Remitting MS. I think I've probably had it for 6 years or so. Both my legs went numb (weird sensation feeling) about 6 years ago. Thought it was my back. MRI showed nothing wrong with back...and it went away in a few weeks.
This last year I have experienced vertigo, double vision and facial paralysis. Facial paralysis 3 times. So they sent me for an MRI looking for a cranial nerve tumour and instead showed lesions on my brain. I had been numb on my right side for a few months and I attributed that to my back too. So after another MRI a few weeks ago showing 2 lesions on my thorasic spine (cervical had none)....the Neurologist told me I had MS. They sent me to a neurologist who specializes in MS. By this time I had developed "drop foot?" and neurologist put me in hospital for 3 days of steroids. I'm a diabetic also so it had to be monitored in the hospital.
Foot is all better now and numbness is going away. Today I took my first shot of Betasaron. It's been 6 hours and the only thing I have had was a brief moment of nausea and I broke out into a sweat so that my hair was soaked underneath (but no fever).
Found out today that my vitamin D level is 7.2. I take it that is extremely low.
This is scary....I'm trying not to think negatively. My MS neuro told me that 75% of the people who get this are never disabled. And with the new medicines there is more hope to stay active. But sometimes it's hard not to think about the worst. I know that no one in life has any guarantees, so it is just better to be thankful for today and try not to worry about tomorrow.
I have started taking supplements and working on losing weight. I figure those two things can help me in this fight.
Thanks for listening. It's good to talk to people who are experiencing the same thing.