I Am So Lost
I was first diagnosed right before christmas 2008, i thought i had a sore throat because it was hard Tto swallow and i kept spraying throat spray but nothing progressed. So i ended up calling a health nurse and advised her that i lost feeling in my tongue, sore throat and having kidney pain. She told me to go to the hospital to get checked out because i may have had a stroke and kidney infection. I dont like going to the hospital unless there is no other option. (doctors scare me). So decided to take her advise and go after my son said i was drooling like a baby while sitting at the computer. So once i got there i had about 5 doctors around me having me do all these silling faces, come to find out the whole life side of my face had no movement at all. And I thought it was just my tongue and throat with an issue. To make a long story short they ended up keeping the the hospital for a week and thats when i found out that i had MS. Prior to this almost 2 months exactly I found out that i had rocky mountain spotted fever, so i am not sure if one has anything to do with the other. Now I having occassional issues with walking and using left hand, basically hard time using anything on the left side of my body. Pain in the back of my left eye but i recently had a mri done and they didnt find anything new. I dont want to give up but i dont know what to do, i keep having episodes as i call it but the doctors arent giving me any treatment at all. The last dose of medication was when i was released from the hospital on christmas and about 5 days of home health. And my doctor is saying that he want to wait on the medication until basically something drastically (in his book) happens....ex: no feeling in face, drooping face. If anyone have any advice I would really appreciate it. I am a single mother of 4 kids, living 600 or more miles away from my family. I need all the support and advice that I can get.