I’m waiting for my appointment with a neurologist so still undiagnosed. I’m 41, married, and got a 15 year old daughter and 13 year old son. I’d say the symptoms started 4-5 years ago. I run 10 miles a week and lift weights a lot so I think I chalked them up to injuries while working out. It was mostly hand weakness, leg weakness, etc. Everything mostly went away on its own. Looking back it was probably the MS. A couple years ago I got laid off and was going through a really stressful time. I started having arm issues, walking issues, and troubles talking and swallowing. My doctor told me it was stress and acid reflux. I got anxiety and reflux meds and was sent on my way. Everything cleared up so I assumed that’s what it was. For the last few months I was having an issue running and with my toes on my right leg dragging occasionally when I walked. My doctor put me in PT to help with that I thought was an issue with my knee from running. My physical therapist asked if I’d had a stroke because she noticed some issues that I hadn’t. Got an MRI of my head done this week and got the news today that they found multiple lesions. I’m still trying to come to terms with everything and figure out exactly what it means. I’m still in the super freaked out/scared phase. So many questions and you read the statistics about percentages that end up in wheelchairs etc and it’s scary. I’ve always been really active and play sports with my kids. Part of me wishes I was still dumb and happy like I was yesterday.
When you see the neurologist, I would suggest speaking to them about other conditions to rule out as well: Other Conditions to Rule Out. If you have questions about MS symptoms, please don't hesitate to call 1-800-344-4867 to speak to an MS Navigator.
Yup, welcome to the "club"...been there, done that and after just mere days 2 years after my formal diagnosis that took years to get and the insanity of that long drawn out process i still have my moments of anxious depression as i over think the coulda, woulda, shoulda's! It is what it is...wish i didn't know now the things i never knew before!! Keep sharing, knowledge is power and acceptance entails many, many moments of reframing my thinking as i'm faced with the unpredictability of my current info about myself
Definitely feeling the anxiety and depression. I've always tried to live healthy and be active. I'mm just hoping to get some answers from a specalist. The results say that they found 3 lesions, one 3mm and two 6mm. Do you take any medications? If so, are there any weird side effects?