Hi all, I have come to join you as after many years of symptoms coming and going I now believe I may have MS, I am due to see a Neurologist after my ENT specialist decided that this was necessary after a vertigo attack last year left me with cognitive problems.
Here is a quick run down, I think I am right to be very suspicious and just want solid answers now.
-Possible Labrynthitis diagnosed -1995 due to dizziness/balance problems and 'cloudiness' dream like feeling (brain-fog), sometimes feeling of numbness inside head, hearing difficulties and tinnitus yet ENT say I hear fine.
-1-2 years ago I had problems with blurring in centre of field of vision where I am looking (but everything around it can be clear) was noticeable when reading, found I couldn't clear vision to read, I find i difficult to concentrate on written word for long.
-numbness (Face, tongue, fingers, feet) and tingling sensations (bladder area, buttock, fingers, feet) for few years now, mentioned it to doctors but was dismissed again and again
-After vertigo in 2011- confusion, lack of concentration, memory problems when I used to have very good memory, inability to spell correctly on keyboard - what I think is not what i type, problems with speech-slow and slurred although getting better, slow thinking of what I wanted to say, trying to find the right words.
-Sometimes find I try and look in one place but feels like eyes are flicking to the sides to look elsewhere, hard to concentrate on what I want to look at so I have to close them.
-shooting pains in R. arm, cramps and spasms in hands. (last year or so) also find sometimes I can't hold small objects easily, like tweezers, pen, or do fine work or write.
-Sometimes can't tell if I have stopped peeing and urgency catches me out, sometimes I pee really really slowly (sorry if thats TMI)
-I get depressed and irritated easily due to feeling like I can't do what I want without the fatigue/weakness/dizziness getting in the way of what I need to do.
-Two weeks ago I woke to what I thought was a painful arm due to sleeping funny, 1 week later, still in pain-around joint and shooting pains, weakness and inability to use it, can't bend or straighten it without pain or difficulty
I have hypermobility, have acute joint pain and have suffered night sweats for approx. 8 years. I am 38 years old have two grown up children, 2 dogs and a wonderful Partner
This is what I will be telling the Neuro about. Would love some opinions, its not scaring me after everything I have read, but I struggle with not knowing what the hell is going on!