I am 26 years old and have been feeling unhealthy for years. I have a variety of endocrine problems, but in the last 2 months I have been experiencing CNS problems.
I was put on a cortef medication to help with my endocrine issues about 4 months ago, but this made me feel worse. I did taper down but about 2 months ago, I started experiencing terrible headaches every day that would last all day and night. The fatigue that I am having is similar to MS fatigue where you are almost completely shut down. In the past two months I have had a variety of symptoms similar to MS such as decline in balance, vision, walking, coordination, lots of pain, ect.
For the past few days, I just started experiencing pain in my spine area which is scary and not a good sign. I also virtually went sexually numb during the past few days as well.
If I do have MS, I think what triggered it was probably food allergies. The sad part is that I figured out just a few months to late and may have be prevented. Not sure.
My questions to you are, do this sound like MS? And if so, which kind?
I have been trying to learn about this issue. Since I have been having symptoms for the past few months vs. a few days, I don't know if this is an attack/relapse or maybe PPMS.
Can an intial attack of MS last for months and then all of the sudden your symptoms go away like RRMS. I have not been able to find out if an attack or your intial attack can last for months.
I just got tested for lyme's and it came back negative. I am still not ruling it out though because I heard they can be false negatives alot. Also, using the cortef medication I was on maybe triggered the lime disease or another virus which was dormant.
Overall, I feel like I am dying. I feel like I only have a few months left to live and it is very scary. I am not sure it it MS or another disease. I am in the process of trying to get into a few leading hosptials in my state.
The last question is what tests to ask my neurologist to test for MS. I am scheduled to have an mri this week and meet with her next week. I probably will however be requesting that additional tests be ran this week to check for things.
A few tests I have seen are a spinal mri, lumbar puncture, evoked potentials.
I am thinking of asking her for a spinal mri due to my pain I have been feeling lately. Would this be a good idea.
Also, what tests would recommend I try to get done during the next few weeks.
Thank you and God bless.