I've not yet been given a dx of MS, but I've sadly heard it from a handful of doctors over the past year, and am returning to the Neurologist to pursue further testing.
I'm completely overwhelmed, and not sure what to do at this point. The possibility of MS makes me so sad - I don't think I have it in me to fight this.
The suspicions started a year ago when I experienced a 6th cranial palsy on the left side, leaving me with binocular diploplia. It took about 5 months to finally clear up. At that time they thought I had possible had a stroke, which landed me in the hospital (also pregnant then) and that's when I first heard about MS. However, there were no lesions on my MRI, so the neurologist decided it was a random fluke.
Fast forward a year to now, and I'm experiencing SEVERE horrible pain searing down my face that started with a cold. My GP diagnosed this as trigeminal neuralgia, again on the left side, and again I heard that this paired with last year's events looks a lot like MS and she asked me to return to the Neurologist.
I'm not sure how to even think about any of this, I'm completely overwhelmed. I don't know anybody with MS and I don't even know what I'd ask if I did.
So HI then, that's my little blurb!