I was diagnosed two years ago today. I cried. I remember crying till my sides hurt. I cried for me, my children and my husband. I cried because I wasn’t sure what was in store for my future. I called my mom and told her to call my sister and have her checked out. She had been having some of the same symptoms as me.
Here are some of the common and less common symptoms
Loss of balance
Weakness in one or more limbs
Blurred or double vision
Less common symptoms of MS may include:
Sudden onset of paralysis
Lack of coordination
I had most of these. The most scary for me was my lack of coordination. I was tripping over myself and just not being able do the most simple task. I can’t even tell you how it feels to have a limb just go numb on you and act as dead weight. Being tired was an understatement. I could sleep 15 or 16 hours and still be exhausted.
The positive side was that with treatment my symptoms lessen. I have what they call remitting replasing ms. So sometimes I have symptoms and other times I don’t. I am lucky that way. This websitegives a really good description of what happens to me. I have come to deal and have little flair ups here and there. I know most become heat sensitive but I fortunately don’t have that symptom.
This is also the last day I talked to my dad for any length of time. We were on the phone for what seemed like forever but he wanted to put a game plan together and so we did. I have pretty much stuck to that plan for me.