Hello my name is Yvette. I am new to this. I guess my story starts in 2006 I had a lot of fatigue, pain and weakness in my arms and went to several doctors who kept insisting I was depressed and kept giving me antidepressants. I knew I was not depressed and grew tired of trying to convince them something was wrong so my suspect relationship with doctors began.
I have had other weird episodes that I never tried to see a doctor about until May of this year when I woke up one day with a loss of control of my left arm and leg. I went to the hospital thinking I had a stroke and a week later after many failed neuro exams, MRIs, lumbar puncture and some IV steroids I was diagnosed with MS.
I am walking without a walker and back to work. I have what I refer to as minor annoyances now my balance is a little off, I get tired easily, weakness that comes and goes, ect. But the worst by far is the heat which makes everything a bit worse and I live in the Houston area!
My real question is for the women here I'm 49 years old and have started at this same time having hot flashes. MS and start of menopause at the same time. I don't know what's what. Any advice??