I am 39 am still waiting for my diagnosis. My spinal tap is on January 8th. Here is my history:
No issues EVER. I was a dancer so very much in tune with my body. about a year and 1/2 ago I starting feeling VERY fatigued with occasional heaviness in my legs. I was given a blood test and told nothing was wrong. the heaviness in my legs and extreme fatigue continued and I ignored it. They tested my thyroid and not much else.
The last week of this past July 2009 I started having mild tingling in my feet. I went back to my doctor who told me to take vitamins. Two weeks later I developed the bullseye mark of a lyme tick bite. I was immediately told to go on a six week course of antibiotics. Which I completed. The tingling never subsided or went away.
A neurologist was convinced it was a nutritional deficiency. Tested my blood for everything under the sun. No deficiences. She did an EMG: no nerve abnornalities. Finally ordered a brain MRI (with contrast) just in November. Four lesions on my brain. Then a cervical spine MRI (with contrast) more lesions. Now I have the spinal tap on Jan. 8.
I still have the tingling in my feet (no numbness), extreme fatigue, some minor blurring in one eye, heaviness in my legs and occasionl tingling in my hands. I am now seeing an MS specialist who insists the Lumbar puncture is necessary to rule out other issues, including chronic Lyme. But, it seems everyone is leaning towards MS.
I live in constant fear of what this diagnosis will do to my life. good luck to you and I hope only the best for you!