New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

snicker
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2011
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 1/4/2011 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   
ok so a few years ago, i developed Optic neuritis which in some cases they told me could result in MS. well i got a spinal tap, and MRI, they said form what they could tell there were no signs....here it is 3 years later, im beginning to have sever headaches, now they have calmed down now my fingers, legs, hands, feet, stomache, breasts are all completely tinglie and numb been this way for about a week.. my balence is terrible. and this tingling is painful. it burns slightly and its hard for me to type, my hands freeze up. when i look dopwn the middle of my spine lets out all these tinglie feelings that go clear down my leg, feels like its pulling things from all directions.  ive went to my doctor n got another MRI set up but i havnt talked to her since the tingling started, its spreading, and fast my mri app isnt until nxt week. Should i go to the ER? or just wait this pain out? im also a very young girl. 17.  please anyone with good advice....

changge
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2011
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 1/5/2011 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
This is familiar to me, maybe I can help. I was diagnosed at 17, relatively early they say but it happens (I am now 19) and my initial symptom had been a numbness in my left thigh that grew to be both my legs toes to hip, a loss of balance, and some coordination issues which made running, walking (and wearing flipflops :) ) difficult. I also had lhermittes symptom which is what you seem to be describing when you say that you put your head down and a warm tingling shoots down your back. According to my doctor it was a classic sign of MS so I got the MRIs done and had the diagnosis confirmed. In 4 or 5 months my symptoms had reached their peak and then subsided to the point where now I am considered symptom free. My symptoms were not particularly painful so I'm afraid I can't relate on that point but I do understand the fear in not knowing what's going to happen, what is happening. I would definitely call your doctor back and tell her about the pain you're experiencing, ask her if she knows of anything to ease it but if it's MS related then there isn't much the ER could do. I have heard many people recommend hot showers and exercize (especially yoga) for pain control in MS. perhaps you can move up your MRIs? i would definitely look into meeting with a neurologist with those MRIs (you could set up the meeting in advance) the neurologist I met with was much more prepared for my questions than my regular doctor. Good luck with this, it's hard to face these large medical questions but keep breathing through it, you are not alone. There are others like you (like me) and there is help.
yours,
diana

snicker
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2011
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 1/8/2011 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you so much! my MRI is due in a week, im waiting it out. you say your symptoms went away, do u feel them at all anymore? do u have to do any treatment? they havnt spoken much with me about MS because i havnt been officially diagnosed. However this anticipation is killing me. thnks so much for replying i really appriciate it.
yours,
paige
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:39 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,973,595 posts in 326,113 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161103 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, jrobinson1289.
424 Guest(s), 5 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
GoBucks, YoungSuffererCanada, NutMeg1987, WalkingbyFaith, ChickenArise