I am 35 years old and my mother had MS. about
8 years ago, My doctor performed a series of tests that suggested the possible onset of M.S. (This came following my sudden collapsing the year following my son's birth) He scheduled an MRI, which I never went for. I dismissed my neurological disturbances as resulting from 3 epidurals and 2 spinal blocks and put the thought of having MS in the back of my mind. My symptoms didn't seem to worsen in the coming years, but now I am very concerned, especially with my knowledge of researcher's hereditary link with the disease. I have recently experienced progression of symptoms (I gave birth to my fourth child 13 months ago) and am seeking advice. I haven't been to the doctor due to lack of insurance coverage, but am eligible for benefits soon. Please tell me if I am just being paranoid!!!
My symptoms include:
*Numbness/tingling/pins and needles sensation in arms, hands and fingertips (especially fingertips, predominately left hand)
*Pain (sometimes severe) in left leg and foot/numbness in toes
*Aches and pains in both arms
*Aches in neck (stiffness) and shoulders and back
*Sudden overwhelming urge to urinate and occasional incontinence when sneezing or coughing
*Frequent and increasing short-term memory loss
*Difficulty sleeping (staying asleep)
*Moderate to severe afternoon fatigue (usually between 2 and 3 pm)
*Occasional blurred vision and/or small flashes of white light jumping around
Symptoms worsen with sever cloudiness and/or rain.....