Hello all, I appreciate reading everyone's posts.
I'm not diagnosed w MS or being officially evaluated for it, but I seem to be having increasing symptoms that point in that direction.
I'm currently taking Detrol, Tramadol & Gabapentin for my symptoms. I have an 8+ year history of low back pain which moved from myofascial pain to facet joint issues to sciatica-type problems. In addition to lots of pain I have increasing weakness in my legs, tripping / stumbling etc. (I had similar symptoms over a year ago and had an RF procedure, which seemed to help. My spine doc was planning to schedule me for another RF, but I developed complications after the nerve block test. I developed incontinence / leaking which they can't really explain why it hasn't yet resolved. I had an emergency lumbar MRI done and it was largely unremarkable. I had a pelvic & renal ultrasound done which were unremarkable.
I've since developed severe neck pain particularly when I move my chin to chest. They DC's it as cervical radiculopathy and I'm scheduled for an MRI without contrast next week. I've also been having pain / weakness in my left hand that I thought was carpal tunnel but they now believe is related to my neck. Also my legs & arms fall asleep really easily & I have lots of ins/needles sensations, intermittently.
I know I just have to see how my symptoms & testing progresses, but any comments welcome. I have the cervical MRI next week, follow up w my ObGyn on the in continence tomorrow, and a neuro appt in Nov. Also a follow up ultrasound in DC and urology appt in December if still needed. So far they are all hoping I'm experiencing temporary complications from the nerve block & I'll just gradually get better, but they can't yet explain my symptoms.