Gees, just when u think u got it all under control, something else springs up - this time it is my daughter. She is 26. My daughter and us just celebrated in October 2008 the birth of her first child and our first grand child.
Months before she became pregnant, she started to have signs of things - which incidently were similar to mine at the time - which included dizziness, head fog things, numb arm, tingly fingers, anxiety, vision problems, etc.... she had actually gone to a doctor, who referred her to a neurologist, cause the doctor said her signs were that of MS (imagine,, right off the bat - what a novel idea) and wanted tests done. Well she had an MRI way back when, which came back negative, however - I guess someone did not have the understanding that if it was MS, the damage would start before it showed up on an MRI - so because of this, they just wrote her off as a head case that needed drugs to settle down. So she went on ant- depressants.
Well she got pregnant - and went off the anti depressants, and well, everything was great. No anxiety, dizziness, no tingling etc.....baby was born in October, all good, went into the New Year - all good, and then bang!!!!! Big Bang!!!!! Dizzy, anxiety thru the roof, vision problems, and I am not sure if the tingles have come back. Basically back to where she was before she became pregnant.
Then I read about PROLACTIN - a natural drug that is made in the female body during pregnacy, and it is common for all MS symtpoms to disappear during pregnancy and then return a few months later after birth....
Am I just being completely paranoid here??? Maybe, but I was waiting and waiting for this to happen, and when I found out last night, I just about fell on the floor - cause what I have been waiting for became true.
I dont' want to necessarily alarm her, as I am sure that this is the last thing that is on her mind - MS - but I do think it needs to be investigated - but how am I going to pull this one off, both with her, and then convince the medical profession that this needs atttention - or should I just cool my heals and see what happens from here?????
Dad looking for help!! And be up front with me if you think that I am jumping the gun a bit on this one....