When I worry, it tends to be neuro diseases. I guess I have reason to as my dad and sis had brain tumors and my oldest has a congenital brain malformation. So I tend to go there.......
Last Feb '09, I finally succumbed and called my daughter's neuro to go in and finally
face the music that I have 'MS". I called the doc. His wife, who manages the office, is a doc herself, and a fairly nice aquaintance, answered the phone. I immediately start my free fall into loony-dom to her. I'm crying and saying this and that. Any word of comfort was shot down by me. Frankly I don't know how she didn't tell me to SHUT the F*** up.
But being who she is, she was kind. She told me to not go to the WORST case first. Two of my kids had an appointment with him the next day, so I got added to the list. I went in the next day. The doc was very nice and the wife hugged me.
Yes I had tingling and a whole host of other things (you may have seen my list of 'issues' on one of these posts). He immediately told me that in no way he thought I had MS. He did think that I had issues with my neck. You know herniated disks or nerve compression somewhere. I walked out of the office with scripts for a neck MRI because he felt that is what was causing my stuff AND a brain MRI to help reassure me.
Fast forward---I do have disk stuff and nerve compression and mild carpal tunnel syndrome. Funny thing is that I tend to only have pain and tingling and all that when I'm anxious or when my muscles are tense. See when I get like that my nerves are compromised more by the tense muscles. Another thing you don't even have to have the problems I have to get the tingling. Anytime muscles tense up, it can impinge on a nerve. Additionally anxiety-prob from a myriad of reasons causes tingling and numbness.
If you had a tumor on your spinal column, which you don't, you would have tingling all of the time progressing to numbness down the road. Symptoms wouldn't come and go.
ANd I still don't, after worrying off/on for 12yrs, have MS.