I went to a MS specialist today and was finally impressed by a neurologist. She was very thorough. She had no doubt that I had MS. I guess in a way it is good to know what I am dealing with but now the reality of it is setting in. She is concerned that I have more spinal lesions than the previous neurologist and radiologist thought. Apparently I have a lot of spasticity in my legs. I guess that is what is causing all the aches in my legs? Now I have to repeat the MRI scans because they didn't do it with contrast and they didn't check the thoracic spine.
I am going to be starting copaxone next week. I have a question regarding my legs for those of you who have issues with your legs...over the past 2 days I am finding that if I lay on my side for very long that my legs "fall asleep". It takes a while for it to get back to its normal slight numbness and burning sensation. Is this normal for MS? I feel like my sx are worsening because I am having more sx, but the doc said it is probably my baseline, because they are coming and going. My palm is constantly numb and frequently burning. I am confused as to what to expect. Am I always going to have these sx .... especially the weakness and EXTREME fatigue. Thanks for any advice.