Early symptoms of Ms?

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2 weeks ago I had a really intense pain left side of my temple and my left eyelid was swollen, and I felt pressure behind my eye. I went to the eye hospital and they thought my eyes were dry

Previous to this I have had problems with bladder control which has been worse since the pain, I now feel I am starting to lose control of my bladder and have to wear pads. I have noticed that for some reason my bladder is worse in the morning. About nine years ago I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and IBS. I have been back and forth to gp, had blood tests, for liver, kidneys, and urine dips but all fine. I have had sharp pains right side under ribs, but again tests were negative for gallbladder problems. I also have blurred vision, brain fog, tingling in hands, legs and feet, and occasionally I trip. I am in my 50s so I am going through menopause which can cause bladder issues but they have been going on for a while now. Does this sound like ms symptoms?

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    I struggled to get a diagnosis, I was late fifties and they said I was too old but a lumbar puncture confirmed MS. Good luck xx

    • Posted

      Thanks, was that due to your age, how many years did u have symptoms for? X

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    My symptoms were always put down to hypothyroidism, I had symptoms of MS for many years but no one would listen to me.

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      Yes I'm afraid I ve been backwards and forwards to gp for years now and not beened listened to 😔

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    Hi, it sounds like it could be neurological but only a medical practitioner could properly diagnose that. It sounds as though you have been checked out for other issues. The best thing to do would be to keep a diary-daily of all your symptoms and take three to four months diaries to your doctor.

    MS indicators include Optic Neuritis, a lumbar puncture, MRI of the brain showing lesions and possibly field vision tests as well as a pattern of relapse and remission over several months, if not years. I was diagnosed after forty years of symptoms, but only after optic neuritis was confirmed was i sent for an MRI, field vision tests and a lumbar puncture after which it was confirmed as MS. My condition has downgraded to benign MS, despite fatigue and a very slow decrease in my walking ability I have had no relapses for nearly 12 years. Good luck.

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