Welcome to the board. I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I too, was misdiagnosed with a stroke. Rhonda is correct. Your numbness will either get better over time or you will get used to it, but it won't be "fixed" at that appointment. The good news: there is almost never an emergency with MS. By the time you are feeling the symptoms.....the damage has been done. Don't worry about your appointment being a few days away. It is plenty soon enough.
Please feel free to post often and let us know how you are doing.
Most people with MS find some relief from the IV steroid, solumedrol. It is very hight dose (1,000 - 1,200 mg per infusion ). I have not heard much relief from oral steroids though. Hang in there, you will feel better. This flares and then remits. You are obviously in a flare. Get as much rest as possible and take very good care of yourself. Eat really healthy and drink lots of water and rest. You will give your body the best change at resting and cooling that flare.
Good luck and keep us posted.
Glad to see your on the forum so early in your journey. Keeping seeking answers, keep looking, and most of all
Don't pity yourself.
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