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A couple of thoughts, quick question here

Posted In: Multiple Sclerosis 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 17, 2007
  • 04:28 AM

So I'm a person who knows hardly anything about MS. But I've been sick for a few weeks now (fever, exhaustion, swollen nodes, and on and on) with no diagnosis yet, and I've been looking up symptoms on this website to explore what this could be. I'm not really thinking that whatever I have now is related to MS, because MS seems to be more neurological (I think...right?) and wouldn't really cause problems with lymph nodes or anything like that. But after reading a few of these topics, the experiences and symptoms that people have are strikingly similar to experiences that I've had.

For example, sometimes I'll have strange muscle spasms, but I've never really thought much of it until now. When I have these, a lot of times it's in my toes and feet. They'll suddenly start hurting, it's really kind of a squeezing feeling. I cant control them and they start to twist and just basically do their own thing. It's a painful, squeezing, twisting feeling. I've recently began to feel it in my left arm as well, but not so severe. I also experience the occasional numbness in my limbs, mostly when I'm laying down it seems, and "pins and needles", got that going on a lot too. And one thing that's pretty scary is this weird whiplash feeling I get in my head. Not my neck, but my actual head, or brain maybe. It doesn't happen too often, maybe every month or so. It feels like my brain has pulled a muscle, it's really very odd and kinda disturbing. It hurts a lot and I usually cry out and it scares people...I honestly didn't think it was too out of the ordinary until I asked someone recently and they said I should be concerned.

So it might sound silly, but I've never really considered these issues serious at all. I'm only 18, and I could probably attribute any of them to being overactive or something. I guess my question is...should I be concerned? And is MS a disease that comes on gradually but gets increasingly worse?

As it is now, I'm not really concerned. The stuff that I feel doesn't bother me too much or interfere with my life. I was just curious, and I'm bored in my sickness, being stuck in bed. So I would appreciate it if someone could lemme know what they think...thanks!

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