I will try to give you a quick run down of what has been happening... Feb 28, 2004 I had my ruptured appendix removed... Approx 3 days after I left the hospital my left arm went numb ( i could still use all my arm fully and feel everything it was tingly and numb)... That lasted approx 7 days... This then went away for about a week. I woke up one morning and once my feel hit the floor my left arm and left leg went numb... same type of feeling. I went to my family doctor and neuroligist and both were stunned... had no idea. This lasted 10-12 days and went away.
Yesterday July 11, 2004 i felt my foot going to sleep ... I was hitting it on the floor to prevent this but it still slowly was falling to sleep. It stayed like this all day and night -UNTIL- I woke up this morning.. From my chest down to my toes are numb... again I have full movement and strength just tingly numb feeling... also in my hand, not my arms. I went to see my family doctor first thing this morning and again he says "He cannot explain this, nothing makes sense" He claims it is not serious but you can understand why i am worried. He dome test for B12, Thyroid, Diabetes and claims it is “Impossible to be MS”
Does anyone have any thoughts or input on this?
I think that an MRI would be in order for you. I think it can rule out MS for sure. But what you're describing could very well be MS (symptoms come and go), but until you have definitive diagnosis, you best seek all the avenues.
I'm sure this would be distressing to you (I would definitely be since I've thought this about myself from other symptoms from time to time), and the anxiety and distress can definitely exacerbate symptoms.
I haven't done any research, but what are the ways that MS is diagnosed. Insist on having them first. Are you male or female? Do you have anyone else in your family with similar symptoms?
I hope you find answers soon. Please keep us posted.
My very best to you,
It's all a matter of perspective!
Thank you for your reply.. I am a 30 year old male. I have a cousin that is twenty that has MS... Other than that its the first time Ibelieve in the family.
I have a MRI booked for December 01, 2004.. Fastest time I could get one (I live in Canada).
Some time back I got very ill and experienced severe numbness in my face and neck. At that time they suspected MS. The neurologist I saw said an MRI could not diagnose MS. Don't get me wrong, it sounds like an MRI is very necessary for you but you might want to ask some questions before if you are hoping to eliminate MS. Maybe MRI's have changed (my event was several years ago).