I hope by the time you read this you are feeling better. I'm guessing that not having a diagnosis yet makes this all the more frustrating and scary. I wish someone could tell you something!
I know what you mean about the heavy arm thing. I've had this too.. just lifting an arm to scratch my nose in bed feels like a monumental task.
Wishing you the best,
Post Edited (rhondab) : 9/21/2006 8:51:43 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (Sandy C.) : 9/23/2006 12:07:58 AM (GMT-6)
If you're having an exacerbation or even a flair that's causing your symptoms, it's likely a red flag meaning no matter what you are normally required to do, you need to rest and sleep if possible. It may take a day or two to start feeling better but it should help you feel better quicker.
I don't personally know you but just from some of what you wrote I would almost bet you're the kind of person that pushes yourself even when you're dog tired. If that's true...KNOCK IT OFF! If you do have MS, it's making your symptoms worse. Even if you find that you don't have MS, it's obvious from the fatigue that your body is crying out for some down time.
If you have a decent support network that will allow you to rest, please take advantage of it. Your health depends on it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be pushy or anything. I'm just trying to make sure you realize that in this situation your health has to come before any previous obligations.
I hope you feel better soon.