Hello! I'm new here and apologize in advance as I'm sure you get the "do I have it" post quite often. I just don't know what is WRONG with me! Here are my symptoms:
extreme fatigue(which is the most annoying)
weird tingling sensation in my head and feet(like it is asleep)
no vision problems that I can notice
for about a year I had horrible neck and headache pain on my right side
which has subsided for now
joint pain and stiffness
swallowing problems (this has been going on for a long time)
extreme sensitivity to heat
iron and B12 deficient
random jerking of the extremities (ususally at rest)
That is all I can think of right now. At present, the fatigue and weird head sensation is the worst. When my head tingles it also feels like I need to scratch it. Anyway, do you think this is worth getting checked out?
Since it would appear that your problems have prompted you to post here, I would say that in your heart you know something is amiss. Is it MS? This is almost always a question which can yield a protracted diagnosis complicated with a plethora of stress and loss of patience.
If the symptoms raise concern, by all means, see a doctor. If you are thinking MS, I would want to make sure you start with a neurologist who specializes in MS.
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I suggest that you have an MRI done FIRST!!
I was diagnosed two years ago with Multiple Sclerosis after a frustrating 2-3 year battle with symptoms and misdiagnosis. I was constantly getting headaches and some times they would last a week long and subside for a day then come back full blown!! I also suffered from pain behind my eyes and sharp pain accompanied by dizzy spells that would almost take me down.
I had problems with my tongue spazing while I spoke and making me sound strange. I had muscle spasms all over my body.
I think you should request an MRI....MRI's can detect lesions which is one of the ways a doctor knows to test for Multiple Sclerosis.
I had my first MRI in 2006....I had 1 lesion which they put off to a head injury that I got as a baby falling down a flight of stairs in my walker ( OUCH )
But after waiting a FULL year and having my second MRI....which turned up 5 lesions...they now knew to send me for a spinal tap ( Sounds sooooo scarey !! )
I worked myself up so bad that I got sick!! Then...he numbed me..( A little sharp ***** and some pressure and dull ache....then wait...wait...wait...then the BIG NEEDLE.....Didnt feel a THING!!!! Over with in no time !!!
I waited on the table for 15 minutes as he asked me to...carefully stood up afterwards and was FINE!!!
But ya know...by that point my MS had progressed so much and I had read up on it so much that when he finally called me to tell me I had MS....I was relieved!!!
I FINALLY had a diagnosis!!!!
If you ever want to talk...or anyone ever wants to talk or ask me what my experiances have been like....PLEASE email me!!!
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