I'm a 27 female who's been experiencing odd symptoms for nearly a year now and I am at total loss now and am at a breaking point physically and emotionally and usually don't go to forums but am hoping for some guidance from you all with your experience and knowledge to help me through this.
I recently became established with a PCP Feb 1st when I moved to a new state, because I've been experiencing debilitating hand and foot pain, (painful pins and needles, muscle cramps throughout all the muscles I can imagine in my hands almost like a charlie horse, which then makes my hands very weak and electric shock like feelings running down starting where a wedding ring would sit.) Those were my first symptoms. They started 5 years ago when I was 22 and subsided, and returned a year ago and have been persistent. Along with tiny little muscle twitches all through my body, mainly my legs, around the muscles near my knee caps, my bum, bottoms of my feet and arms mainly. The muscle twitches are not painful however they are quite frequent and noticeable at rest and are fast and short and happen all the time all over. I have the electric shock feeling also sometime run down my calve muscle, my right arm and sometimes my upper back and it's quick but painful and a little frightening when it happens.
My PCP took X-Rays of my hands and feet (normal) and I had an EMG nerve study done on my hands, legs and feet a month ago (normal). No pinches nerves anywhere. I now have urinary stress incontinence. My bladder has decided to give up on me. I wear a thin panty liner during the day, and if I have a full bladder and need to sneeze or cough hard, it's an embarrassment from there. During my follow up appointment with my PCP last week after my EMG was done (who's fresh out of medical school), she looked at me and said I don't know what to tell you. I have no idea what's wrong with you. I cried and walked out hopeless.
After an emergency trip to the ER the other day because my urinary stress incontinence is getting worse and my left cheek is starting now to tingle along with my hands and feet, the doctor mentioned I need to see a urologist (which my PCP said no just do Kegals) I may also need an MRI done however because it was a Saturday they did not have a Neurologist on call at that hospital. My aunt who I talked to later that day suggested MS symptoms but didn't want to frighten me but wants to help in any way possible.
Does this sound like MS?? Do these symptoms sound like anything else you may be familiar with? I called to schedule an appointment with a Neurologist, however I am unable to be seen until June 18th, 2 months away. I am hopeless and exhausted. In pain, and feel like I am trying to put in all this effort and getting no help in return so far.
Your help would me so much appreciated. Thank you all! Much love.
Post Edited (Jordan423) : 4/17/2013 9:20:07 AM (GMT-6)