I apologize in advance because you've probably had so many anxious people come here convinced they have MS and rely on you for reassurance when you're dealing with a genuine diagnosis and your own fears. So sorry in advance and thank you for indulging me. I'll try to be brief.
My doc mentioned today that my odd skin sensations could be from MS, though she does not think they are and is leaning more towards anxiety especially since they increased for me when she said the word MS. Sigh.
Anyway, the tingling/sensations I have felt are varied in
location and sensation. Sometimes it's on my scalp, sometimes the side of my neck, a finger, my feet/legs, etc. All over the place. It can feel like a foot coming awake after being asleep, pins and needles (not as often), or like hot water or grease was splashed on me. Sometimes it's slightly shooting. Other times it feels more burny in patches. These are all typically VERY fleeting. I mean in the time I wrote this post to this point, I felt it on the side of my head, an arm, and a foot at different times for seconds each. I did not have them earlier today and have been improving the frequency of them over the last week to where I don't remember having hardly any the last few days until I had my appt today and she mentioned that in passing and I also learning I have an ovarian cyst.
Anyway, she said that the sensations and tingling of MS are typically concentrated in one area (or more), but more constant than the fleeting ones I describe, and they don't jump around the body that fast. Based on that and the lack of zero other symptoms, she does not feel an MRI is needed or that we need to pursue it at this time. I should also mention that my thyroid levels came out well below range and we're increasing my dose which may have something to do with this weirdness.
Anyway, would you concur that these jumping tingles/sensations are not typical of those experienced by patients with MS?
I very much appreciate your feedback. I'm hoping you can put my mind at ease and I can just go worry about
the cyst and thyroid.