I was in my 30s the first time I had to deal with the symptoms of MS . I fainted at the Gas Station and it was blamed on the heat of the summer day. The ER doctors did not think much of it told me to stay cool and hydrated. It seemed that every summer after that I would have the weirdest feelings. My Primary Care Doctor was the first to mentioned MS to me, but it was never diagnosed.
Over years, there were many more Occasions of temporary paralyzed feelings in my left leg and arm. I would be sometimes walking, driving or standing still. I had went from running 3-4 miles every other day to not being able to hold myself up.
I masked the symptoms I was having from my friends, family, and coworkers. Until in 2014 I ended up in the hospital for 2 weeks, while doctors ran every test on me that they could think of.
After being off work for over two months I returned to work finding a little difficult to adjust having lost some of the strength in my left leg and hand. I have gained 20 pounds and have found that I know have to limit some of my activities that I once loved.
My family doctor has been very supportive by I have some concerns with my neurologist and her lack of treatment for me. I have yet to find rather I have relapse or progressive type MS which I believe on 5/11/2015.
I have struggled to get my family and my Boy Friend fully understand how I feel but, I believe because I look the same outside of a couple of extra pounds :) I do not believe the really understand.
Some days have been scary, disappointing, stressful and dark. My place of employment brings me great stress but I will learn all I need to know and fight with all my might, relieved that they have found out what’s wrong with me learning to adjust.