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wondering if i have Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by @kburgess, Mar 20, 2017

I was once told my an MD that I probably had early MS. Years ago I would wake up in the mornings without any feeling in my arms. Like they didn’t exist. Quite different than numbness. I thought this doctor was nuts. Now I am not so sure. I have a lot of the symptoms, but truly feel if I lost weight, these symptoms may go away. Symptoms include dizziness, visual disturbances like black spots or blurriness, itchy legs and scalp, terrible leg and foot cramps at night, hands cramp, painful hands and feet, difficulty walking, and not to mention the terrible fatigue. I am a nurse in management, and I can not walk after 8 pm. I have to hold to furniture and my feet feel extremely painful to walk. I have spasms actually different areas of my body, and I have audible sounds that I am not sure are imaginary or real. I have often thought I was just too stressed by my job, depressed, or just doing too much. But physically, I feel exhausted all the time. When I get out of a car or go to stand up after sitting for a long period of time, I can’t walk. I stand there a few minutes then move my legs, which feel extremely large and nonfunctional, before I can walk. I have to take little breaks between tasks, just to be able to perform even simple tasks. What can I expect in the next months to come? Should I retire and be able to take care of myself?

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Welcome to Connect @kburgess,

So sorry that you are going through all this, and we are glad that you have come here. There is an ongoing discussion about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the Brain & Nervous System group: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – please introduce yourself http://mayocl.in/2eKI4Kj
If you wish, feel free to post your message there, and tag members from the group.

In the meantime, I’d also like to introduce you to @ydawson @chefbrown @maudon @vin66197 @anisha1232 @ricksraleigh @tlgreg60 @rockypoint67 @sebley12 @manysilver @jessejames4534 @carolyns @lal2, so that they can share their insights and experience with MS.

Here are a few other conversations on Connect, that might alsointerest you;
I have had a batch of seemingly unrelated symptoms. MS? http://mayocl.in/2nOgDQp
Are my symptoms early signs of multiple sclerosis? http://mayocl.in/2o07Jia
3 Ways to Live Well with MS http://mayocl.in/2moPvu3

@kburgess, have you seen a physician for your concerns?

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