Thanks for your interesting responses.
"Either way, it WILL show up if it's there. Yay us? :("
I'm not sure if that was supposed to be funny or not Rhonda, but it made me laugh anyway.. lol.
I can pinpoint the date my symptoms began: April 25, 2006. I had dinner with friends. I had clams. I felt nauseous, went to bed and my life changed. I woke up with back ache and each day things became worse. Within a week I had numbness and the M.S. hug. I've had CTscans, MRIs of my entire spine (I have a lesion at T8-10 and brain lesions), VER, and more blood work than I care to think about. Had the lumbar puncture Monday and am waiting for word on outcome. I haven't eaten clams since! A kinesthesiologist told me that I might have suffered mercury poisoning. No prior symptoms...primary progressive? This forum is giving me a lot of information. Thanks!
Vickie - Michigan
I got really hot cutting my grass and had an allergy attack october 2005. Two days later I had a bad left side headache that night. When I woke up next morning the right side of my back, right foot and right arm were numb. Then you go through the same routine that most of us have been through or are going through when your learning, wondering and a little scared. In the end you realize that you just make a few adjustments in life and it doesn't seem so bad...24 and starting the battle of MS. However, I'm happy I had a quick dx.
My MRIs later showed that I had 7 lesions in my brain, one being an active exacerbation, 2 in the spine and the neck was fine. The Dr. estimated I had MS for 3 years and never knew. I also had a lumbar puncture a lumbar puncture and VEP exam. Since the episode I've had continous changes in my body, but I am greatful to be able to walk without assistance.
I've just learned whats hard on my body and stay away from it.
Question: Anyone used a foot massager to stimulate your feet? Does it help???