Well, I recently changed my primary care dr and since then, I got someone to look at my whole medical record. She was not convinced at first that it was MS but wanted some tests done. She ordered an MRI and sent me to the optomologist to confirm the muscle weakness in my eye. The eye Doc came back and said that there was not any weakness, but there was optic neuritis(sp). I took that info back to her along with a list of symptoms and she said that it is early onset MS because there are no lesions on the brain.
I see the Neurologist for the first time next week and I am scared.
I do not have blindness in my left eye, however it does hurt on occassions. I also have massive muscle twitching, tingling, numbness in feet and face and spasms. I also left school temporarly because of consintration issues and memory issues. It is getting really bad. I went to the store and then went home and forgot my groceries in the car for a few days. I lost my 8 year old at a football game and he was sitting in front of me the whole time. I get numbness and tingling in my toes and feet and lately I have a painfull limp that came out of knowhere. I get really tired all of time and find it hard to do anything. I also get these bursts of pressure in my head. It is not like a typical headache.
When it comes to the memory loss, I have to write everything down. If I dont, and I take a nap in the day (which I always do) I completely forget everything that I did earlier that day. I am so confused. My husband is due back from iraq in a few weeks and I am afraid that he is coming home to a new person. I am afraid that he could leave me because I am not the same person anymore.