I'm sure you get a million of these but to be honest I'm so tired of searching and reading that I'm hoping someone will look at the list and say "Yes, could be" or "No, you're barking up the wrong tree Barb"
Started out a few years ago with just an odd sensation in my head. The only way I can really explain it is that if feels like my brain is rolling over. The doctors did an EEG and found some "Odd electrical activity" but with further study (sleep deprivation EEG) decided it wasn't seizures. I learned to live with it and for a long time it got much better.
about 3 months ago it got worse again and 2 months ago the following appeared:Use the wrong word (Such as I was thinking and meant to say October but said donut)
Can't think of a word (Easy words like predictable and etiquette)
In Jan I forgot to set my alarm 3 times (I've never done that in 30 years of working)
"Zinging" sensation down my left arm
Legs (both) feel so heavy its serious work just to walk from my car to the office. Bad first thing in the morning then seems to get better but by the end of the day it's really bad again.
Loss of part of the vision in my left eye (peripheral) but that lasted just a couple of days
I’m exhausted, all the time. I do work full time and sometimes that means 50 hours a week rather than 40.
I’m 47 years old and there is no history of MS in my immediate family.
Thank you for any insight of if I might be barking up the right or wrong tree! I do have an appt with my PCP on Monday.
It doesn't sound like you've seen a doctor recently for these symptoms? 5 years is a long time between MRI's, to determine if there is something wrong. When yo go in to see your primary care doctor, take a list of the most troublesome symptoms, be sure he knows about your testing 5 years ago, and be prepared to tell him what new or worsening symptoms have occurred since then. Be prepared to undergo lots of testing, if not starting with the pcp, then perhaps with a neuro, or maybe a rheumatologist, depending on what the doctor might suggest as your first stop.
As Rhonda suggested, there is a long list of things that can cause similar symptoms, so it's impossible for anyone here to say exactly what is going on with you, but you should see a doctor and begin the testing process.
MS is not a directly inherited disease, so the fact that there isn't any MS in your family doesn't mean much. MS is an autoimmune disorder; are there others in your immediate family with things like diabetes, or lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis? Those are autoimmune disorders, too. Sometimes a tendency to have one or more autoimmune disorders can "run" in families.
Otherwise, there are plenty of folks with MS who have had the bad luck to be the first or only one in their family with such a disorder.