After an MRI, my neurologist said I had "9 small lesions in the white matter that would indicate MS". My only symptom so far has been tingling and numbness on all parts of my face and around the eyes, almost every day since May1/07. The tingling seems to move around at any given time. I am 52 and don't think I have had any other symptoms. I have had what I thought was restless leg syndrome for about a year or two, but could this also be a symptom of MS. He wants me to wait 6 months before seeing him again. Does this sound like the right thing to do? Anyone else have face tingling??
I am very upset and scared and don't know where this will all lead.
Thanks for you interest and help.
Was it the facial tingling that brought you to the neuro? Did you tell him about
what you're calling "restless leg syndrome"? Depending on what exactly that is, it could be another indication of something going on with your nervous system.
When the doctor tells you to "wait 6 months before seeing him again" what he really means is this: "Make an appointment for 6 months from now. If nothing has changed, I'll see you then. But if you get new symptoms, or current symptoms worsen significantly, call and report that. I may have you come in sooner!"
So you need to start logging any changes that you experience in symptoms, whether you think they might be related to MS or something else. Note when they occur, see if there is any pattern to their occurrence (like, if you're tired, or overheated, or sick with something else, or...), and call them in.
If it is MS and if your symptoms stay as they have now, it might be that you won't have much more to deal with than the numb and tingling face, meaning your course of MS seems rather slow, a very good thing! But it will be important that you monitor your situation, as things can change quickly and the doctor will need to know.
And come back with questions and worrys, and we'll try to help!
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....