Tingling2 wrote:I have symptoms of MS, including Lhermitte's sign (the shocks down my body when I bend my neck forward), tingling/numb hands, feet and legs, loss of sensation on other body parts like thighs, stomach and back that comes and goes, muscle spasms, regular headaches, increasing clumsiness, fatigue, back pain, burning sensation in leg, incorrect "reading" of sensory stimuli (e.g. cold water / dog licking my leg feels like excruciating pain), left side of body numb and not registering temperatures, trouble getting up from seated/lying position on floor (required by the nature of my job), etc. Six months of physio did not help. My symptoms have come and gone over the past 18 months. The sensation losses tend to vary, but the tingling in my left hand has been almost constant. Lhermittes sign came in Dec 2012 for the first time, disappeared in Jan 2013, reappeared in May 2013 and is still with me. At the moment both sides of my body are affected by numbness and tingling.
I realise that it could be due to many other things, and that MS is a diagnosis of exclusion, but while I wait for my first neurologist appointment which is only in four weeks' time, I was wondering whether anyone had any advice to offer for the tingling/numbness? At present I have some sensation in my fingers and palms, but it is dulled and it feels tight and cold - even though when I put my fingers on my face I can feel that they are indeed warm. I have tried hot compress, cold water, Deep Heat cream, massage, and even ibuprofen, but nothing has helped. Any suggestions, be it home remedies, herbs, over the counter meds, WHATEVER, will be appreciated, as it feels like my fingers are about to burst (once again my brain getting disrupted signals from my nerves). Also, feel free to say if you think it doesn't sound like MS at all - at present it is hard to be objective.
Thank you so much to anyone who takes the time to respond.
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