I'm considering the possibility of MS, although at 64, I'm a tad long iun the tooth for it.
My biggest symptom is leg pain--it comes, goes, sometimes this muscle, sometimes that one, sometimes one or the other legs is worse. Occasionally I get a pain-free day and am often better directly after chiropractics.
Anti-inflams and Wellbutrin seem to help.
It began 5-6 years ago with occasional collapsing of my leg in a huge flash of pain.
Very slowly it got progressively worse.
A few months back it was a severe stab--like the muscle twisted--when I'd go from sittiing to standing or when I'd straighten my legs after having them curled, even slightly or moved my leg sideways.
Then my knees got involved--burning under the cap and a sense of them being swollen.
This week, I started getting pain that was not secondary to movement--an ache with intense shooters.
While getting up can make me yelp, often, once I am up and work out whatever, I can walk without a problem, except my legs do feel a little weak.
I have greying of vision--especially in the morning and night blindness has intensified.
I'm often tired.
Here's my big question: can Lhermitte's sign move backwards. I occasionally have a shooting oddly painful sensation that makes me momentarily unable to move my head when it occurs. It sounds like this, but it runs up from my back and up the back of my head on the right side. It's a totally bizarre feeling and quite uncomfortable.
The big problem is I am out of work and out of COBRA, so can't get it checked out until Medicare kicks in in August and can't afford to replace the Wellbutrin once it's gone. Is there a danger in delaying tx if it's really MS?
Not having any idea what's happening to me is very unsettling. I live alone and have no family. I've always had a great immune system--never had flu shots, though I worked in a hospital before I was laid off, and never got the flu. Hardly even a cold. And now this.
Any feedback would be welcome.