I'm a 34 y/o male. In the last few weeks, I have had several rather alarming symptoms that I believe may indicate early MS.
It first began with slight numb/tingling in my left arm. I honestly didn't think much of it, but after a couple days of that, I started to get a bit worried I might have a pinched nerve or something as the numbness and tingling became more intense and spread to my hand and finger tips. Over the next few days, this numb/tingling sensation spread to the left hand side of my entire body to include my left foot, leg, groin, face, and scalp. A day later, this sensartion became so intense that I really worried that I might be having a stroke. It was really very scary. These symptoms have subsided for the most part, but I've noticed some degradation in my right eyesight and although my left arm isn't exactly numb any longer, it still feels slightly tingly and definitely weak now. I've also had trouble sleeping as I wake up with increased numbness, tingling and a sensation of severe burning in my left foot. I've also had uncharacteristic back pain, such that it has kept me awake at night.
I made an appointment with my primary care physician. He's a good and conscience doctor, but he didn't seem to know what it might be and suggested I might have a pituitary adenoma. Obviously, I am not a physician, but based on the fact that I haven not experienced any hormonal abnormalities, I tend to doubt this hypothesis. Fortunately, he referred me for an MRI (w/ contrast) this Thursday and will refer me to a neurologist after that has been completed.
I guess I'm just looking for some reassurance that at least (for the time being) I'm not being irrational that this could be MS.han
Thanks much for your help.