I was dx about 4 months ago, after about a year of the guessing game. Optic neuritist was my very first symptom, and now I have numbmess and pain in my feet and legs along with pain that jumps all over my body, one day it will be my back and another day it will be my neck. Also severe fatigue at times. I've been on Betaseron for about 2 months now and they did start me off low and increase it over a 2 week period. It seems to be finally starting to work. The very first week I got sick and was throwing up, doc wasn't sure if it was from the meds. Otherwise besides for injection site problems I think its a good medication.
Welcome to the board!! I started this thread for u so everyone could see that u'r here and have a chance to say hey and get to know u a bit. I'm so glad u've found us and hope u'll find this community...we lovingly call ourselves a family!...as supportive and helpful as we all have. This is a wonderful group of people who are all willing to help in any way they can. Please feel free to ask any questions u may have or to post as much as u'd like.
I'm so sorry to see u'r having so many symptoms. Are u using anything for the pain or fatigue?? Many here...most...have these same symptoms and have been able to find help in various meds. For myself, i use Neurontin for nerve pain...a wonderful med!...and Cymbalta for help with the other multiple symptoms...most of what u've listed here. Also, for the jerking (i was dx'd Restless Leg Syndrome) i use Requip. Just some info that may be helpful if u'r not already taking anything for the symptoms.
MS can be such a problematic disease...it really runs u in circles and gives u lots to question, but we'll be here to help along the way as much as we can. The members here are great and will be happy to support u in whatever way needed. Also, we have live chats on Monday's at 6:00pm each week. It's a great chance to get real time answers and get to know the other members too. I hope u'll join us! Again, welcome to the board!