I thought I would comment for the very first time because I feel for you. Let me tell you my story, I'll try and cut it back a bit.
In 1996 at the age of 36 the left side of my face and top of my head went numb. My brother-in-law, a neurologist did lots of tests on me. All tests came back saying I was fine. It didn't hurt so I went on living my life with a numb half face. A few years later my left leg became numb and i had tons of problems with my feet. I never put two and two together, I just blamed it on my long history of low back problems from working like a dog. My sis and her neurologist husband had gotten divorced so he wasn't around to put it together for me. In retrospect I had a lot of problems related to MS I didn't realize it.
Now jump to 2008. At work one day my entire back got pins and needles, I thought, that was strange. Then it happened the next day, then the next, and so on. That was the first time I started putting two and two together. My body was falling apart, I had pain, and I still made no appointment. I was to busy taking care of everyone else or working too much as usual. This past June 2011, I slurred my words at work, but no one noticed because it was a group of people all talking at once. I thought, did that just happened? The next day I was talking to my daughter and it happened again, she was alarmed to say the least. I made an appt right away. I have MS. Undiagnosed for probably 15 years. I'm still in more testing stage, then up north to the big MS guru. So no meds yet. And my joints do hurt like yours do. I'm blasted tired. I work on my feet 46 hrs a week. I'm waiting to see if meds will help me. I don't know how I could continue to work feeling like this. I'm hopeful meds will help me, just waiting to get to that point. I wish you peace.
Post Edited (cakelady11) : 8/5/2011 5:14:44 PM (GMT-6)