I am sorry to hear of your problems. Edema is not a symptom of MS. Edema can be pretty serious. I would see a doctor about
this. Edema can indicate a heart/circulation problem. With MS, pain or numbness does not travel from area to area. It usually corresponds to damage in the brain or spinal cord from MS. For example: my feet are numb from damage on my spine. They are always numb. Some days are worse than others but pretty much the feet just stay numb.
Certainly the weakness and heaviness you describe is common in MS, but this can be caused by other issues. I would definitely see a doctor. You could start with a PCP and then see if he/she thinks a neuro is warranted.
Please be aggressive about
the edema though, that is NOT typical at all and can really be quite serious. Let us know how you are doing.
Gretchen co-moderator MS board diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.