Posted 8/23/2013 11:24 AM (GMT -8)
This morning I ended up in the Urgent Care center after a few days of unavoidable symptoms. I, of course, scoured the internet and read about every possible thing that my symptoms could be. For the past few weeks I have had tingly and sometimes numb, lower legs, feet, forearms, and hands. At times even my lips and parts of my face have felt numb. I have tried to ignore the sensation of hot flashes, I am 33 and too young for menopause, but the feeling of being hot for a period of time is real. I have been tired, but often feel tired working a fast paced full time job with two little children at home. Two days ago, in the morning, my sense of taste turned off like a light switch. No more taste, nothing. It is very strange and makes me feel sad as I have always enjoyed food and cooking. I keep thinking I'll wake up and it will be back but it hasn't come back yet. I have been having vision problems for quite a while now but over the past few days my problems have worsened with tunnel-like vision, foggy. Not that my eyes aren't seeing but more like my brain is slow to comprehend what its seeing. I have been very distracted at work, having a very hard time staying focused. I'm forgetful, will be doing something and forget what I'm doing, it's very frustrating. I feel my performance is lacking, I feel less smart. I went to the Urgent Care Center afraid it might be something major, like a stroke or something. They performed all blood work, different testing, reflexes and such, and a CAT scan. Everything is normal, he's sending me to a neurologist because he thinks it might be MS. I feel overwhelmed, I'm trying not to let the assumption shake me because I know there is a lot more testing to do. I just wonder if other people have felt like me. My head feels really weird, a kind of pressure, I feel kind of weak, dizzy, and unwell but I can function. My thoughts, ability to process things, and focus are cloudy. Part of me feels like no one believes me, like they think it's "all in my head" but I really feel unwell. I just want my taste back and I want to feel better.