I *may* Have Ms....
I simply don't know.
A couple of years ago, I found myself having weird "pins n needles" and numbness all the way down my right-hand side - from head to toe. I could still walk, could still function normally - I just tingled while I did it, lol .
It went away, as simply and as quietly as it had started. Which meant I didn't think too much about it, putting it down to stress, or some kind of RSI.
Then about six months later, I had a seizure of somekind - still not sure what happened - and found myself in ICU, then transferred to a respiratory ward, as apparently I had pneumonia?!
During my stay, my "pins n needles" came back with a vengeance, to the point I could not walk without assistance. The whole of my right-hand side just didn't want to work, and in no way was it going to hold me up. This completely shocked all the Drs in the respiratory ward - obviously not trained to deal with this kind of thing. Initially my Dr disregarded what I was saying. It was one of the young interns who came to talk to me, to fill out some kind of form - he was the only one that listened to what I was saying.
He must have had a word with the Senior Dr (not the main idiot-Dr that was treating me). Senior Dr got things moving really quickly, speaking to a senior colleague in Neurology. Within a few days, I was transferred to that Dept. I was given all the various tests, MRI, Lumbar Puncture...etc.
The neurologist was thinking of putting me on a course of steroids, but within the next few days, all my symptoms receded. To the point it was like nothing had happened. As I had recovered so well by myself, the steroids would be left for another time.
The MRI showed 8 lesions on my brain. This could mean I'm in the process of developing MS, it may not. This may never happen again, or it could all happen again tomorrow.
So far, except for feeling a little fatigue (which may or may not be related), I am absolutely fine (cross fingers etc etc).
So, there is my story.
I'm trying to get on with my life, trying to look after myself, trying to get my general health back on track, trying to enjoy myself, not to worry...