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Please help, I’m miserable and really just lost.

Hello. I want to start by saying, I have not been diagnosed with MS. I’ve never had an MRI.

For quite a long time I’ve been having really crazy symptoms. Some worse than others. I’m also so fatigued ALL the time, for 2 years.
Literally every moment I’m awake, I’m exhausted!

About 5 years ago, after a short nap I woke with my right hand asleep. Or so I thought. It was numb & tingling, yet somehow kinda hurt too. It was completely paralyzed.

I kept waiting and waiting, but it never “woke up”. I went to the ER and they did a CT scan on me, said I didn’t have a stroke & my brain looked fine. Said most likely a pinched nerve.

At they time, I didn’t have insurance and couldn’t afford the neurologist they referred me to. I walked around for 6-7 weeks with my right hand completely paralyzed, then suddenly the numb tingling stopped and I regained full use.

Since then I’ve had numerous bouts of various numbness, tingling, shooting pains, electric shock type pains, things like that.

On October 11, I was having eyeball pain, followed by double vision in my left eye. Went to the ER again, another CT scan. This time showed “prominence of the ventricular system for patients age” no lesions on the CT.

The eye problem lasted 2-3 weeks total. Now (November 25) for the past few days My legs have been itching horribly. I have bruises from scratching all over my thighs. I’m also get this needle prick type pain in the same areas.

My old primary care doc thought I had lupus, but my ANA was negative.

After the double vision I started thinking I may have MS, if you add everything together. But this is very closely following the eyeball thing.

Does this sound like possible MS? It’s both of my legs itching, almost symmetrically. I know that’s not common and it’s just a bit less than 30 days from the eye thing.

Should I go to the neurologist for an MRI? And how can you get a doctor to take you seriously?

I’m just so tired, I need
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I have MS, and Lupus.  My MS has, at times, caused eye pain, due to MS related optic neuritis.  I don't believe the itching is MS related, or at least, I've never had that symptom, and I've been diagnosed for decades.  I was diagnosed by MRI, and spinal tap.
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