Just wondering if you lot could advise meon something?
I've been getting back pain, neck/jaw spasms, random bruising, confusion and altered sensations such as; pins and needles, numbness and crawling on my skin.
They first suspected something to do with the kidneys, I had an ultrasound and everything looked clear to them.
Tonight, I experienced breathlessness and severe pains in my sides, as i was walking, felt as if something was moving inside of me.
I'm young, dumb and not sure what to do next lol.
Thanks, Paige :) xx
Hi everyone. I have just joined the forum in the hope that I get some help and advice from others that share similar symptoms to me.
I have been suffering from neurological symptoms for 4 weeks now and am currently undergoing tests and am under the care of a neurologist. I have been told it's looking highly likely that I have MS but I haven't yet had a confirmed diagnosis. Just a quick summary of my symptoms.
I'm 32 years old and a mother of 2. I initially started with a headache and burning sensation at the top of my head. The burning then radiated into my face and it felt numb. My symptoms then progressed and the burning sensation would flare up in different parts of the body. I have experienced a brief feeling of numbness in my arm a couple of times. Restless legs would also keep me awake at night.
For the last couple of weeks the burning sensation continues on and off, mainly top of my head and forehead but for the last few days I have been suffering from a strange and irritating sensation in the base of my spine and weakness in my legs. Some days it's been so bad I have trouble walking. By the time I go to bed my legs ache so much and it can be very painful. I used to get growing pains as a child and it's a similar pain. I am booked in for an MRIon the spinal column next week.
Both my doctor and neurologist have said they suspect I have MS.
Has anyone else suffered from symptoms like me and then been diagnosed? I have recently read about Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and am petrified it could be that. I have so many questions unanswered but I know I have to be patient whilst awaiting diagnosis.
I had a brain MRI a couple of weeks ago and it shows an area of signal change in the lower part of my brain. What does 'area of signal change' actually mean, is it the same as lesions? Also if I do have MS, what is my spinal MRI likely to show? The weakness in my legs is frightening me the most along with my burning head. Has anyone found a good pain reliever for these symptoms?
Sorry for the long post. Scared and anxious at the mo.
In the absence of being able to see GP which I am having trouble with at the moment, also waiting for lumbar puncture results and Neuro appointment - in the past month I have been experiencing symptoms which I've not had to this intensity before. Burning / stabbing / electric shock type pains in my arms, hands, legs and feet. Skin feels very sore to touch although nothing visible. Last week also lost my balance while standing up and if it weren't for the furniture around me, I'd have ended up on the floor.
I am taking Ibuprofen for the pain.
Just wondering if anyone else experiences this?
Hello hope you are all ok and sending you all loads of strength and love. Need to ask a question I have primary progressive and have had a scary worry and bloody awful new thing happening for about five months now my right eye has been hard to open after sleeping even if I am not sleeping and just shut my eyes my right eye is hard to open, well for about a month both eyes are doing this I cant open them at all for about ten mins if I try force them open its so so painful so have to lay there massaging around the eye and will finally open but will be so painful for about an hour or so, Does anyone else have this is this a ms thing? need some help as its horrible and very scary. thanks sorry if my spelling and punctuation is bad but eyes are rotten today thanks again jax x
Hi all, newbie 28 female here, just wondering if anyone can share some thoughts/advice on symptoms I'm experiencing before making docs appointment to try shed some light. Are these typical of MS? For the record my mum has MS and I know its not hereditary- For the last 8 yrs pain has been getting worse, to cut a long story short I have predominant issues with leg pain,tight calves and thighs, a heavy pressurised/compressed feeling, tingling slight numbness from calves through to toes when laid down or sat, generally achiness thats been getting worse, electric shock type feeling on one foot between toes, neck aches and stiffness radiating to shoulders and thoracic region, symptoms are up and down and not consistent some days i can wake up and feel generally ok with variable pain other days its flare ups. generally stiff upon waking first thing in the morning- always the worst times...fatigued all the time although I do have a physical job regarding lifting and pushing/pulling.... this makes little difference to pain issues when I have time off ie- holiday. Good health and not overweight, lost 3stone over a period of a couple years and hasnt improved symptoms, pain and aches in legs becoming a daily struggle now, also when laid down get tingling in arms when arms rested chest height ie reading book/txting, for a few years maybe twice a month il get a burning electric shock in right shoulder blade up by neck that shoots into side of head..intermittent that lasts about 30 seconds, one thing to mention is when i first started experiencing symptoms i had pain down calves and left leg worse, one day my back went had extensive physio for months to no avail had mri showed very minor lower disk bulge could barely see it on scan but sciatica in left leg was awful, had caudal epidural in spine helped a lot, whole body seemed to go out of alignment neck issues bad and everything flaring since then, I am knowledgable on the benefits of stretching, foam rollering, massage treatments, magnesium tablets and sprays etc, but these only temporarily help symptoms- back is fine so I dont think my issues are disc/joint related.I regularly have massage treatments via physios/sports therapists so I know no joint problems, they do stiffen from time to time but its never dire in the preffesionals eyes, However nothing seems consistent ache/pain wise... very up and down, always worse a week leading up to menstruation especially leg pain, My range of motion is good as evaluated by physios, Im not inhibited that way although weakness in some muscles specifically glutes that ironically are tight too, I get tightness bodywise all over and Its a daily struggle now painwise. I am on prescription 1x slow release painkiller 600mg a day but that doesnt touch it. tiredness creeps in when I am not active and If I dont keep myself on the go I generally get heavy eyes and feel I need to sleep, Sleep patterns are not great due to shiftwork and also sinus problems, awaiting surgery for polyps which should help my sleeping time period,but Im sure the pain issues and stress are a contributing factor to feeling fatigue. Mood is very up and down and quite often I have irritability and little patience for people who get on my nerves haha, if anyone can share their thoughts/opinions that would be much appreciated, my reason for posting is my symptoms are becoming increasingly similar to what my mum experiences, she was diagnosed with MS when she was 23 after temporary eye problems and has progressively gotten worse with regards to legs, mobility etc. I have never had eye problems...But what I am experiencing is interfering with daily life and rest does little to help symptoms so for want of a better word alarm bells are starting to ring....Its confusing because of Fibromyalgia symptoms I have read too....are there any distinguishable factors between the two? what are people thoughts on my situation??
Many thanks - Gem
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