Posted 3/31/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -6)
I've been experiencing various possible MS symptoms off and on for several months now, have seen pcp, but awaiting visit to first neuro appt. Had CT, which was negative, PCP wouldn't order MRI, insurance issues. Some previous symptoms I've experienced and some of which I continue to experience are poor balance (including falls - still experiencing), blurring vision in one eye that is very transient, it occurs, lasts a few minutes, then goes away, constant daily headaches (put on topamax, seems to be controlling for now), memory loss (even before the topamax), arms and legs quick to "fall asleep" (pins and needles), recently, sudden left arm weakness that actually took me by surprise - attempted to pick up my school bag and just could not lift it. I drop things constantly - like my fingers just lose grip or the sensation goes away. I have a lot of dizziness, a lot of fatique, my hands (though usually just one side, usually the left) shake when doing something requiring fine movement, my sleep is all messed up, can be exhausted and can't sleep, then feel rested and fall asleep sitting up, I mood swing like you would not believe and it can't always be PMS and now, I have a new little problem that I don't know if it can be associated with MS or not, but it's driving me insane.
For about 3 days now, or maybe even 4 - the right side of my lips - mostly the top, but I'd have to say both top and bottom, have had this numb almost tingling sensation - it feels heavy and empty - but if I touch there, I can definitly feel it - so it's not "numb" per say. I've applied blistix to see if I could "revive" the sensation, and I can feel the burn from the medicated ointment, but it still feels wierd and heavy and numb and then always sort of a very faint tingling. It seems to stay only on the right side of my lips. Today, I noticed that on my right hand, the tip of my index finger went numb also, and on my left foot, my big toe went numb. It's a bizarre feeling, and frustrating too.
I'm trying not to be a hypochondriac, but there has been something "not right" with me for years, and it's getting worse. I wish the Dr.'s would listen, and i"m hoping that maybe this visit to the neuro doc might change all that. I certainly don't want to be diagnosed with MS, but it would be nice to finally know what's wrong with me.
Let me know what you think.