Newly Diagnosed ~ Feeling Thumb
My name is Carrie, I am 48 years old. Here is a bit of my history:
For approx 1 year I have had symptoms of numbness, tingling, weakness in my arms & legs, hands & feel. This started mostly on my left side but over the past year has worsened & I now have the sensations on both sides of my body.
I recently had an MRI which showed 25+ lesions in my brain and one "abnormal" lesion in my spine. Not sure what "abnormal" means as I assume in general all lesions are abnormal.
The neurologist I saw on Friday morning, who diagnosed me, is referring me to another who specializes in MS.
I just finished three days of intravenous steroid treatment at my local hospital. Ugh ...
Methylprednisolone, didn't make me feel well. Nauseous, anxious, jittery, headache, irritable, flu like symptoms which I was told were common side effects from the meds.
I am being scheduled for a lumbar puncture and an Evoked Potential Test.
This is all I know at the moment ... I feel numb, in shock, somewhat lost.
Thank you for listening!
Hi! Welcome to the club!
I am coming up on 3 years diagnosed. You will go thru a ton of emotions at first. This is a great place to find help, information, and support.
I dare not say too much more. There will be a lot of people responding to you that will have lots of information. I dont want u to be overwhelmed.
Thank you Midgey ... I do have a ton of emotions, at this moment, mostly exhaustion, disbelief, loss. Oh and overwhelmed of course