Kpots78 wrote:I'm just curious what symptoms others started with initially.
My name is Kelly and I am a 35 yr old female.
After seeing my doctor for the last 2 days she has decided that I need an MRI and neurologist referral. When she stated that she thought it was quite possible I may have MS I was surprised as I had never really heard much about it before and didn't have a lot of knowledge on the disease.
I woke up on Saturday morning with the left side of my face numb and tingly. I wasn't concerned as I had experienced this a few times a year over the last 5 years or so. But when I woke on Sunday it was still there and normally it would go away after a day. The first time I experienced this I was pregnant and the doctor said that it was just a form of Bells Palsy you can get while pregnant. And over the years after having my daughter I just ignored it. I have been experiencing headaches/migraines on and off for the last 3 years which are getting very frequent within the last year. I have been to my doctor about 10x for neck/back pain and have been to physio which has not done anything. I have been experiencing numb tingly toes on and off for the last few years (just always thought it was from being cold) I have noticed my eyesight in my left eye has become very poor. Sometimes doubled or spotty but just not normal. On sunday my left fingers are tingly and my arm gets tingly on and off. I have trouble holding things with my left arm, if I do it gets tingly and feels super prickly. I've noticed in the last couple of days that my lips feel numb and tingly too. I have been feeling very lightheaded. I had so much trouble getting up for work this morning. Its so weird it just seems like everything is coming on so fast right now and I am not sure what to think or expect. I have no diagnoses and like I said I never suspected to hear it could be MS. I laid there last night thinking about this and have found that there has been quite a few things over the last 10 yrs or so that make some sense now.
I am just looking for some input and how others have come to their docs decision to test for MS.
Kpots78 wrote:Thanks for the replies.
KristaM....I have my MRI on Dec 4th. In the meantime I am waiting to see a neurologist. Some of the symptoms have subsided but others have come about. I have alot of nerve pain. spasticity I think it is called. my doc has me currently on naproxen and lyrica. My blood work came back and my iron levels are very low so I am taking faremax supplement. My iron has never been low so not sure what that is about. I will keep u posted as to how my mri turns out. But sometimes you just have that gut feeling. Please keep me posted on your results as well stay strong.
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