I am 49 year old female. The last 5 days have been experiencing weird symptoms. Friday night before going to sleep I felt my lower legs feeling a slight tingle in both legs. Sat. morning woke up with tingling across front of face, but did not notice problem in my legs. By Sat. evening, symptoms seemed to be gone. Sunday I woke up with tingling on right side of face and traveling across forehead. I became very stressed and it got worse by evening, but lessened when I was able to calm down. Monday morning I felt it was the same so I thought about a stroke, I went
to get medically checked.
Doctor checked for diabetes, thyroid and electroletes. Results were normal. She did not believe it was a stroke. She mentioned MS. She told me to keep a diary of symptoms and go to PCP for further testing. My parents suggested
chiropractor because symptoms did point to cervical and lower back issues.
Each night I sleep in a different position and it seems the tingling appears in what side I slept on. Also, the past two nights by early evening I have no symptoms.
I saw the Chiro. today, he said my xrays did indicate neck and back problems. He also had a machine that evaluated circulation and mine is fair to poor right now. I was told to ice my neck/back tonight because they thought I might be sore from the exam. I did it several times until I suddenly starting shaking from being ice cold. It took me an hour to warm up.
I am sorry this is so long. I am confused on what I should do. I have researched MS and I am puzzled. A relative that is a nurse thinks MS does not change locations of tingling in the body that quickly. She thinks it may be heart related. If I do have MS, would the spinal adjustment hurt more than help. The reaction to the ice really bothers me. The chiropractor said he would refer me to whatever doctor I wanted to go to.
Should I wait? Should I get the cardio check-up or go straight to neuro? Thank you for any help.