I have been posting on the Lyme forum because I feel that i may have Lyme disease, but seeing as my symptoms are also very similar to MS i thought i would post here and ask a few questions.
In the past 2 months I have had the onset of several symptoms (some have come and gone, but most are persistent):
-Daily persistent headache (sometimes one sided, sometimes dispersed…usually a dull pressure)
-eye pain and sensitivity to light (but 20/20 vision)
-numbness starting on whole left side of the body, but also moves to the right sometimes. This numbness is usually constant for days or weeks, with fluctuations in severity. Usually worsens while lying in bed.
-Joint pain and stiffness in my knees, shoulders, wrists, fingers, toes, rib cage, neck, back.
-abdominal and chest pain
-shortness of breath
-"brain fog” every day
-minor short term memory problems
-anxiety, mood swings
-missed menstrual cycles
-swollen glands, minor sore throat and cough
-general feeling of achy-ness throughout body
-heavy feeling in limbs and chest
The onset of symptoms were flu-like…started with daily headaches and following fatigue, achy-ness, and sore throat. Neurological symptoms came on later, followed by joint pain even later.
Does this sound MS-like? Many of my symptoms are concurrent with MS, but to my knowledge the flu-like symptoms and joint pain are not. Am I right?
Would appreciate your opinion on this!!
Oh, and I got an MRI of the brain and cervical spine which were normal. Going for EEG and transcranial dopplar at the end of the month.