I'm new to the forums and I just wanted to share the strange symptoms I've been suffering with people who have had similar experiences. About two to three years ago there was a period for about three weeks when I had what I can only describe as altered sensation. Things touching my skin, especially cool things, would cause an unpleasant feeling that was abnormal. That was the only symptom I had and it went away, although it might have reoccured for a short period sometime after. About a month to a month and a half ago the feeling of altered sensation came back but worse. Now I was having tingling and waves of burning in my arms and legs. I was also having some tingling in the upper back and jaw. I did not have any vision changes or weakness, although I must admit that my left eye did feel tired (like it would be more comfortable to keep it shut) and sometimes I felt like my knees were wobbly. I had no trouble walking, even on long walks. I also had some twitching in my lips and right hand. Most of the symptoms would be gone when I woke up in the morning, reoccur once I was out of bed, and fluctuate. They were never constant. I saw a neurologist and she said (as I knew) that my exam was normal. She said that, without any weakness, vision changes, or incontinence, that working me up for MS right away was not necessary and that an MS exacerbation usually has certain signs and symptoms that occur, get better or worse, but do not fluctuate as mine did. She recommended an MRI of the brain, which she said could be postponed until February or March when I got better insurance. Since seeing her the tingling, burning, and altered sensation are pretty much gone but I've had some problems with urinary urgency. I've never been incontinent but I've had the sensation of urinating when I'm not, burning in the tip of my penis, and having to go to the bathroom frequently. Sometimes it bothers me a lot and sometimes I forget about it or it doesnt seem to be there. Also I had a day or two where my left chest and back hurt and the muscles seemed tight and under pressure. I've read about the MS hug and it worries me. I think I may go see the neurologist and get an MRI done even though my insurance isn't really great. What also worries me is that if I was diagnosed with something like MS, I would have trouble getting insurance--even through a job. I am a white male from Connecticut and have no family history of MS or any other neurological problems. Any advice, similar experiences, or words of wisdom would be appreciated.