Thanks for the link, etc.
Ugh, I'm not sure what's going to happen next. I actually had an MRI about
5 years ago for an (I'm guessing) unrelated tinnitus issue. Never found anything tinnitus-wise, but the scan noted "Some unusual frontal lobe activity". To this day I have no idea what that means, and the doctor didn't really give me a good explanation (The frontal lobe is supposed to be where telepathy manifests from, so I was hopeful, but no luck
) Anyway... I'm going back to the same doc, so I'm wondering if he can do a comparison MRI ("Gosh, that wasn't there before.") or something.
Symptoms-wise things started about
a year ago now. I just woke up one morning with numbness (maybe "tingling" would be better descript
ion, not sure) on my left side (foot, leg, arm, face). I also started having bad pain in my knees (at first I thought I was just "getting old", but looking at it objectively I'm thirty-three, only slightly over-weight and fairly active, so that's kinda dumb in retrospect).
So after a round of GP I wound up going to a Chiropractor, which really seemed to be helping until recently when things have gotten much worse. The numbness is now around my left face, chin and into the right (this is in the last couple days). I'm starting to have ache-y type pains in my forearms (mostly left) and weakness in my left leg (I now walk with a slight limp). One other odd thing I've noticed is that the last couple times the numbness subsided, when it came back it preceded (by a day or two) by pain in my left foot (around the arch). I have no idea if this means anything, but there it is.
One thing that throws me off is this (advice, experiences please): While I have these symptoms I can still "do stuff". I helped a friend put up a fence this weekend. I so sports during lunch twice a week at work. I go out and do things on weekends (not clubbing or anything, but still...) But at the same time climbing the stairs (and going back down them) of my friend's third-floor apartment is an ordeal because of my knees/leg-weakness. Sitting for long times can be hard too, and driving is difficult because my left knee/leg aches after awhile (can't exactly go out and buy a better fitting card).
Guess I'm just kinda throwing stuff out there randomly, but that seems like kind of the way MS works, so that really makes me worry. I'd love someone to say "Dude, you're just cherry-picking symptoms." that would be relief, but at the same time this "thing", whatever it is, isn't getting better (the opposite, in fact) and I'm definitely getting frustrated with it and want to find some answers. The real frustration is that last summer is when I really started getting more active (the sports, etc.) and started to seriously lose weight, and then this thing hit out of nowhere and I can't "get over it". Anyone experience a similar situation?
Sorry to be so long-winded, thanks for the help as always.