You guys were so helpful last time I asked a question, so I'm back with another.
I'm not diagnosed, but MS is one of the many things they are looking at, well, in reality, everything else is being eliminated from the list. I have so many different symptoms, but I'm not going to list them again. My question is... Should I call my neurologist? My left leg keeps giving out today, when it does give out, sometimes (not all the time) if feels like an electrical shock or something, I've never felt this before. Also, all day long I've been feeling as if I ran a marathon in a mud, eveything is so heavy, somewhat achey, but not all that bad. I just move very very slowly (which is hard with three little ones running around). Since this is new, should I call the Neuro, or should I just wait until our next appointment. Is this something that I should get immediate care for?
If you have MS and you are in the middle of an attack, you might make headway on a diagnosis by getting admitted to the hospital. You might contact your neurologist (who handles MS cases) and ask for the neurologist's opinion. My neurologist had me go to the ER in 2002 so that I would be slotted into an MRI (otherwise the wait was 3 months for the MRI). She was also able to request a whole array of tests run. By the time my appointment rolled around, she had all the answers I needed.
I think it is important to get checked out ASAP because if it is not MS, but something easily remedied, then you need to get attention now. Please note, these are my non-medical opinions. Your doctor should know what is best for you.
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MS onset circa 1977
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Well Abby, time is usually important when new health issues present themselves. I can tell you that since October of 2007, my legs started to feel weak and heavy. Then my hands started to feel numb. Then while resting or sitting down, I would get what felt like electrical shocks running down my left leg. In my case, (after having an MRI) a neurologist found that I had a herniated disc in my neck (C-4, C-5) I had surgery on 3/28/2008 and although surgery was successful, I still have nerve damage today. I have a real problem with balance; my legs feel as if the weigh 100 lbs. each and my hands are still numb.
In my case, the neurologists that I’ve talked with seem to believe that I waited to long to have the corrective surgery, and the nerves may never rebuild. I understand they may be correct, and then again, I also know of a person who after 5 years of living with severe nerve damage from an automobile accident was able to get back 80 percent of his mobility.
Your specialist should set up an MRI and CAT scan to show the possible problems.
Remember, always stay positive and here’s wishing you the best of health.
Last edited by islandjohnny; 03-30-2010 at 12:32 AM.