Hello! It’s been a struggle reading articles about MS and knowing what I should be looking for with symptoms. (And not just because of the visual issues! Lol) I can’t seem to find any comprehensive lists, or anything.
About four years ago I started having strange halo of blur around things. It was really intense and constant for about a week, then it seemed to only happen when I was tired or hot. Then I noticed during morning practice for the sport I was a part of at the time that I would start seeing double, along with the blur, or independently, and figured that it was just something that happens sometimes. On top of all that, I experienced a burning sensation in the tips of my finger and toes, sometimes with intense itchiness, and became more photophobic/sonophobic than I was used to being, almost constantly, along with a constant low grade headache. I’d get sharp random stabbing pains for seemingly no reason.
I had a lot of stuff going on so it didn’t seem that important. I’ve recently discovered that I’m hypermobile, so I was dealing with that for the most part and trying to get diagnosed.
I really don’t know if the above is just migraines, or something else. Parkinson’s runs in my family, too.
Then in the past year or so, I’ve started having near-falls, stumbling, dropping things, not being able to grab things even though I could see where they were. I would become so tired that even thinking about anything was effort, and it takes me three hours to get ready in the morning. My eyes have been twitching uncontrollably for a few seconds back and forth when I experience extreme fatigue. And then, finally, I got a tremor in both arms for about three days. It’s still there, but it’s leveled off to only happening if I’m overwhelmed.
Yesterday, I noticed I had vertigo for the third time in the past year, too, when I never had it before.
Does this sound like multiple sclerosis? Something else? I’m seeing a doctor on the 9th, and I don’t know if I should bring it up- I really need to get my hypermobility diagnosed as soon as I can so I don’t know if bringing this up if it’s nothing will help my case. I can’t really prove this stuff like my flexibility which is visibly outside of the usual range of motion.
Thanks for your time!!