A scary thing happened today

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anniebooboo
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 11/29/2007 12:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys,
My pointer finger on my left hand has been twitching strongly maybe ten or so times a day, for upwards of a minute, and this has been going on for about a month. It looks weird one finger moving from side to side but other than being annoying, it has not been problematic. However, today this finger began twitching and then got STUCK. It would not move for me in any way despite me concentrating real hard. I became quite alarmed, thinking it would never move again. I had to actually straighten it out and wiggle it with my free hand to "bring it back to life". It took a minute or so to regain control. What was this??? Surely this isn't how "spasticity" begins? I had my MRI a couple of days ago - see specialist on the 14th Dec for results. I need to know if little signs like this may be a precurser of more sever motor problems. Please be honest with me. I am still being very positive with the whole deal but I want to be informed.
Thanks again to you all here - You really are my sounding board.
Annie

Gretchen1
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3521
   Posted 11/29/2007 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Annie,

That was very scary I am sure.  Try not to panic though.  It could mean something larger and more disabling is around the corner but then again it may not.  I know you are not diagnosed yet so keep that positive outlook.  It will carry you far.  I remember when I was first diagnosed, my doctor told me something.  She said that her patients all have a variety of impairments; everything from invisible to in a wheelchair.  She says that she hears the same thing time and time again.  "I am happy right now.  If only I could stay right where I am with this disease."  She gets that from people very impaired and the same from people not so impaired. 

The message I got from all that is that the hardest part of this is adapting to a recent change in your body's functioning.  Once you have made that adaptation, things look up again.  So when something changes for me, I know I am not going to love it, I am going to be depressed and irritable and struggle to find hope and joy in my life.  But I never stay there.  Things always get better as I adapt and learn do deal with the changes my body goes through. 

I feel this is a great lesson for life and not just for those with MS.  We all change as we age.  So know that you are strong and you will adapt and when you are really down, you won't stay there.  Find the support you need while learning to adjust to any changes your body may go through.  

I hope this helps.  I also hope that whatever is going on with you is not serious and is completely treatable.  If it is more serious, we will be here for you whatever it maybe.   

Love and prayers,

 


Gretchen
Diagnosed with MS July 2006
Co-moderator MS forum
 
I was strongest when I laughed at my weakness.
Elmer Diktonius
 
 
 

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