Re: Cold and Hot Patches???
Hi Dixie..I was dx'd in January 2004. I am also a single mom with a 7 year old son.
In retrospect..after the dx..I realized I had been having symptoms of MS for YEARS. Anyway, the symptoms that launched a months-long odyssey of doctor visits and tests and appointments with a myriad of specialists, began in May of 2003. When all was said and done and the symptoms finally relented, I had experienced a 9-month exacerbation.
My internist was the first to see the brain scans and told me - as she tried not to cry- that it "appeared" I had a fatal brain disease - I was dying. Well heck! That just didn't "feel" right in my spirit and I was so insistent that she was wrong about that that she finally asked, "Well, what do YOU think is wrong?" Ha! I told that after listening to her preach for months about MS and researching it that I did indeed believe that was the problem. But as I said..the problems began in earnest in may..I was dx'd in January...I know the aggravation of playing the waiting game. But I did learn a lot about myself during that time..and I believe I am stronger emotionally and spiritually for the experience (NOT that I would EVER want to REPEAT it, mind you!)
De-stressing your life as much as possible is an excellent move. Stress really agitates any neurological situation. Hang in there, gal!