I just read a post about
vibration sensation, now is this common for MS too? The reason I ask is when I first seen this new Neurologist, he had me sit down in a chair and face him, he was also sitting in a chair, knee to knee, and he had me put my arms at my side and just sit quietly, then he put his hands on both my legs just above my knees and and just kept them there, sitting quietly and he told me to just breath in slowly and relax, after awhile he then put his hands on both my arms and did the same thing. He then told me that I vibrate and asked me if I felt like I was vibrating, I told him I frequently feel like that, but I did not know that it could be felt by others, I alway thought that it was a kind of internal thing that only I felt. Now I am reading this post, I mean I just kind of thought that it was kind of odd, I will have to ask him about
it when I see him the end of April. How many odd ball symptoms is there with this MS?
I mean I know I have had allot of strange sensations, sometimes I swear that I am being stung by a bee or something on my legs and I swat at it but there is nothing there! or I get a feeling like something is crawling on my legs and burning I will sometimes wake up in the night and I swear that some one has a flame on my left heal, I mean it burns so bad, it will actually wake me up from a sound sleep, and it will not go away for anything! I have been making notes of all this, but is this also common for MS? Anyway it sure is making me wonder more and more about
what is going on.
All this has bought memories of something that happened to me in 1987 two years after my disc fusion, I was still in the Air Force, and I was stationed at Scott AFB near St lousis and I was having severe gagging and swallowing problems, and I was sent down to Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB, in San Antonia Texas for an evaluation, and the speech pathologist told me then that she thought I had symptoms of MS, and she was trying to get the Neurologist to do test but they wouldn't they insisted it was just nerve damage from my disc fusion. I had seen her several times, she was a civilian and she told me she she did not think that the Air Force was treating me proberly. As this gagging and swallowing thing came on out of no where, it lasted for well over a month and a half and then went away, and then came back a few months later and lasted a few weeks and then again went away, and this time for many many years! I have never told any body about
that, because at first the AF was trying to make me out to be a psych case, they said I was just doing the gagging to get out of doing work, it is funny because they said the same thing when I was having all that trouble with my neck in 1985, and I ended up having a massive herniated disc at C6/7, but anyway there ENT Docs at Wilfor Hall thought it might be my tonsils that was causing me to gag so they took my tonsils out and they said even under anesthesia that I was gagging and that they could not stop it. The ENT surgeon later told me he had never seen anything like it! After that they just said it was nerve damage from my disc fusion! But it is odd because every now and then I will have problems with the gagging and it will last a week or so sometimes longer and then it goes away but it usually aways happens when I have the other symptoms. I guess I should stop reading about
all this stuff, because the more I read the more I sit and say but I have had that! I do find it comforting though to be able to talk about
this stuff with out everyone thinking I am crazy or going mad!
Thanks for listening to me vent!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV