New here. Thanks for reading this, as I have NO idea what's happening with my body and could use some insight. As a matter of fact, it just doesn't feel like I'm living in the same body as I was two years ago.
As of today, have had two docs suggest I have a mild case of MS based on symptoms. Waiting for a neurologist referral from GP.
History - 41 year old female
Feb. 2012 was when I started feeling initial ickiness, for lack of a better word. Living in Hawaii when it first started. Thought I was pregnant because had daily diarrhea (my morning sickness with first baby), nausea, dizziness, fatigue). Hot and humid in HI. Moved back stateside and stayed in Bakersfield, CA in June for two weeks. 106 degrees. Torture. So that's where it all began and continued on even after I arrived home in CO for about 4-6 months.
Dizziness every day. On the verge of losing conscientiousness a few times.
Incontinence - This is a big symptom for the docs, it seems.
Unable to recall simple words
Almost fell out of shower a few times when reaching for shampoo, etc. Turned too fast perhaps? Lost balance.
One morning, took half of a loratidine (mild antihistamine) and couldn't walk for a few hours as dizziness was out of control. Read up on it and said folks with MS have low tolerance to antihistamines sometimes.
Stumbling less often, thank God, but still there.
Blurry vision - feels like oil on right eye. It's not constant, more so in the afternoons and evening.
Discomfort in eyes when looking upward
Incontinence is so frustrating and just getting worse. Have to use protection most days.
Find myself stuttering
Inability to recall words becoming worse, too. Frustrating, as I am a writer. Got to have my words.
Complete intolerance of hot showers. Used to love my hot showers...all the way up! Now, have to keep it 'warm' and follow up with cold water. If I take a hot shower, I am exhausted afterward for about an hour or two. All my zip is just gone. Nauseated, too.
Sleep Apnea still waking me up. Snore like a bull moose with a sinus infections sometimes.
My sister has MS and I am aware of the symptoms from her experiences.
I am a vegetarian and have been for 23 years. I get my Vit D every morning and have for months in a flax oil I take daily. Aside from the piece of pizza I just ate, I eat healthy every day. Always have.
That's where I am right now. I appreciate being able to vent on here and just writing this down has helped organize my thoughts some (literally had to type the word 'thoughts' 6 times before I got it right). Another issue is typing; the word I am typing is not the word I am trying to type. It comes out a completely different word sometimes. I look at the screen and am like where the heck did that come from!?) I typically giggle at that one.
Anywho. Thanks again for reading this. Any insight would mean a lot to me, as I am not sharing this outside of my husband and myself. My family has had enough heartache with my sister's dx 7 years ago. She had a real doozy.