scaredtd wrote:hi all,
I am waiting diagnosis. 2 doctors have suspected ms but am in the process of getting tested. I have been searching for answers for 12 years.
could I have had a stroke?? TIA's??? or does this fit with MS?
any feedback would be appreciated.
Hi scared & welcome! I noticed your post had no replies, but I think that's because we can't really answer your main question -- we're not doctors.
You have a large assortment of miscellaneous symptoms, and many seem neurological, but most neurological conditions share many symptoms. In 12 years, someone should already have checked you for stroke/TIAs, and, if they suspect MS, they should have done MRIs. I hope the neuro finally does that.
As for MS, all of us have our own unique assortment of weird symptoms, so comparing ours to yours doesn't help much either. And there's no sure fire test for MS anyway. Sorry.
In my case, I was 52, with the same sort of history of waxing and waning weirdnesses that you do, but had finally developed a healthy routine that made me feel stronger & healthier than I had in my whole life. And I had alleviated or adapted to most every symptom. And then...a physiatrist (a physical medicine/rehab type doctor) did a quick neuro-type evaluation and sent me straight for brain & C-spine MRIs, where we found my brain was jammed full of classic, MS-specific lesions. Instant MS diagnosis.
Although I've progressed some in 10 years, I'm doing okay and still working full-time. It wasn't the end of the world at all! So take a deep breath, relax, make yourself at home here, and wander around the forum. There's plenty of information to go through, although you don't have to buy into every one of the ideas we come up with here.
Take your time and feel free to ask more questions.
Good luck and keep us posted!