I am looking for some info. Over 10 years ago I had lots of problems with my arms and hands, they would get numb and my hands would feel like cement blocks upon waking in the morning. This continued for months - at the time I had emgs, mri's, spinal taps, etc. to rule out cancer, ms, etc. Everything was negative. It has occurred here and there over the last decade, never requiring medical care.
A few months ago I was hospitalized for numbing of the face, drooping of the right side of the face, dizzy, disoriented, numbing in left arm.. they did CT's, mri's and blood work to rule out stroke, ms. Everything was negative and they said it was a vestibular disorder - inner ear causing all of the symptoms. Ok- I went to vestibular theraphy and felt good after several weeks.
Now, late week it all started again. Face numbing on the one side, dizzy, disoriented, feel like hearing is off and my body is actually feeling very strange. My legs get like jello sometimes, my arms get weak and tingly, my neck is just weird feeling, not very painful but extremely weird. It is so hard to describe. Anyway, today and yesterday I woke up with the numbness in my arm and hand feeling like a cement block. I can actually hit my hand on the wall or table and not feel it, it even feels hard to me. After moving around it goes away.
Anyway, I now am jobless and causing problems for my family due to this. My doctor told me (last week) it could be early MS, but that it is too soon to decide. This is affecting my life so bad, I have two small children and it is not easy!
Has anyone had these symptoms that led to a diagnosis of MS and how did you go about getting diagnosed? I just don;t feel well and it so hard to describe - forget about being exhausted, I barely have energy to do the day to day chores around the house.
Please help, I go back to doctor tomorrow and I am not sure how to press the issue that I need to find out what is wrong, I can only sit and wait for so long without trying to get tests done or something.