Hello again, I have a few questions to ask for symptoms when MS first manifest itself.
1) Does most first symptoms of numbness/tingling in MS present on one side of the body only? (although I know stress can also cause this).
2) Is the numbness/tingling severe for the most part, and doesn't usually present mildly?
3) If the numbness/tingling is generally positional-related, is it less likely to be MS?
My inner right thigh + half of my groin gets numb very shortly after I sit down, but largely goes away when I stand up. I first noticed this after I injured my lower back/hip area during a rough roller coaster ride. For 1-2 days my hip bone ached, and after that the pain was replaced with the numbness/tingling. I suspect that it is likely that the sciatic nerve has been slightly injured but this numbness/tingling has been going on for a month already. How long does it take for a nerve to heal?(To add to the above para, my right thigh has always been the first to go numb whenever I sit in awful postures like putting my knees up against the table while sitting. Maybe this explains why the nerve can get easily injured?)
Overall, my numbness/tingling which plagued various body parts at random moments have decreased in frequency (though not in intensity since it has always been mild to begin with). It has been almost 2 months and I have kept my anxiety under control, so perhaps that explains the decreased symptoms. But I'm worried that it might be just the end of an ms attack, and not because I have managed my anxiety. (stupid me always entertain thoughts of worst case scenarios)
Also, in my first appointment with the neurologist 2 weeks ago, she said briefly that ms doesn't usually present like my symptoms, and that in my country of 5 million ppl, less than 100 have been diagnosed with ms throughout my country's history. That's because ms is rare in asians. However, she still scheduled a brain+cervical spine MRI with contrast for me! Does that mean anything, that she suspects ms??
I read online (again, stupid me)
that the Asian variety of ms, if it does strike, is quite severe, so I can't even comfort myself by saying that getting ms is no big deal. And medicine is expensive in where I live.
Someone please help answer my questions! i will be most grateful to you :)