Ksandin wrote:Hi There ! My name is Kara and I'm 25 year old mother of two biological children and a stepdaughter. My oldest is 4 almost 5, my stepdaughter is 3 and I also have a 8 month old son.
About 6 months ago I woke up to a completely numb right side of my body, I noticed this on a Thursday and by the weekend I noticed I was experiencing memory loss as well as confusion. I would ask my husband "what should we have for supper" we would decide and about 10-15 minutes after I would ask again and this would happen several times a night. I would say things in my head and then when I spoke those words they came out but instead came out in the wrong order. I spoke to my mother and she told me she was concerned I had a possible stroke in my sleep. I decided to go to the emergency because at this point I was worried. They did a bunch of blood work and sent me for a CT Scan. There were no signs of a stroke. They decided to send me for a MRI and they found several lesions on my brain. They instantly told me I had MS. Obviously not knowing really what this was I was extremely upset. I went home and was told a neurologist would be in contact with me 7-20 days after; they called 2 days later and made an emergency appointment; this had me worried.
I met with the neurologists they did a bunch evaluations on me and said we will do another MRI in six months. I suffered from all the same symptoms for those six months, except worse. I started to experience extremely painful joint like my fingers and knuckles feet knees and chronic back pain. My second MRI showed several more lesions on my brain as well as a abnormality on my liver. My doctor suspects that I now have some sort of inflammation arthritis.
I now am prescribed tylenol 3s , cyclobenzaprine and vimovo for my chronic pain. My neurologist says that my chronic pain has nothing to do with my MS; is this actually true ?
I'm suffering extreme bladder infections which I am on antibiotics for second time. As any sort of infection really bring your symptoms out I am suffering extreme numbness on the right side of my body, extreme virtigo, fatigue, and a shock like feeling in my brain. It's extremely frightening but I m so glad I found a website that allows you to post your story of MS !
Ksandin wrote:My neurologist has never discussed a new diet plan with me which I found extremely strange as everything I've read states diet is a huge part of MS ...
I've expressed my concern to my neurologist because it is just getting worse. I have zero appetite for anything but I force down atleast 3 yogurt drinks supper and try light snacks. Food has no taste what so ever and it's hard to even swallow.
My personal life is extremely stressful at the best of times , and unfortunately I am a heavy smoker which I'm trying to quit. I'm extremely emotional as well and sometimes think there may be something else going on ?
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