Hi !!! Just a question. I was diagnosed with Fibro in May. I have had a couple of new symptoms develop lately that are really worrying me.
The day before yesterday, I was in bed in horrible pain for about 18 hours....a new kind of pain. Around my mid section, like my ribs around to my back, completely encircling that area. It felt like I had a Boa Constrictor wrapped around me. My muscles in my rib cage felt like they seized up and my back was killing me on the opposite side. Then I had this very sharp pain in my middle back and the same sharp pain in the front...like I had a hot sword stuck through me. I had to lay on a heating pad for my back and also lay a heating pad across my stomach. It would ease up at times and then I would have waves of extreme pain. I also felt like I couldn't get a deep breath. It was awful.
I was looking online and I found a description of an "MS Hug" and it described exactly what I went through. I've had this symptom a few times in the past several months. I also had a strange numbness on one side of my private area that extended down my leg a bit and up to my belly button, also some numbness on my cheek on the same side. It went away after several hours.
I've had some blurred vision on and off too.
Does these sound like symptoms of MS ????
The vision and the numbness could possibly be explained away as migraine symptoms. But the horrible pain and gripping sensation in my ribs, I just can't explain.
I had an MRI without contrast in April and it showed nothing. But don't they need to do an MRI with contrast on the brain and spine to diagnose MS ???
I'm wondering if I should go back to the Neurologist and ask for more testing.
Thank you !!! Love you guys !!!!