I was sitting down the other day, bored, and I experienced something that happens to me every once in a while. I realized that I had never mentioned it here on my blog before or at least not that I remember so I wrote it down on a sticky not before I forgot. Then that symptom reminded me of something else and then something else again! So I just wanted to throw this all out there in case anyone else has ever experienced this before as I always forget to mention it to my doctors and I am not sure if it is MS related or not. Might be good to figure this stuff out though!
First let’s start with the weird one… At random I will get a really sharp pain in my temple. Usually on the right side but sometimes on the left. It feels like something the thickness of a pencil is being driven into my head and it lasts for a few seconds before going away. This happens sometimes a couple times a month or just once every few months. I never really kept track of it because it’s so quick I just tend to forget about it. I have had this a few years before I was diagnosed with MS by the way.
Secondly I get something similar in my back but much worse. This is also at random, no rhyme, no reason. I can be sitting down watching TV or outside on a hike and all of a sudden an extremely sharp pain shoots down my back just under my shoulder blade. What’s horrible about this is that it makes it extremely painful to take in a breath… I’m talking drop to the floor painful. So when this happens I have to take the shortest, tiniest, breaths possible because the deeper I breath the more intense the pain. I sometimes wonder if this has to do with my diaphragm pushing against a nerve or something but I’m not sure. This also doesn’t happen too often and has happened to me for years before I was diagnosed with MS so I always forget to bring it up. When it does happen it can last anywhere from a few seconds to a bit over a minute.
This last one is definitely MS related but its so settle I always forget about it but it’s worth a mention just so I don’t forget that I have experienced this. But every once in a while I’ll experience some involuntary twitching. This happens in my hands, my arms, legs, and sometimes chest. It literally feels like I am getting poked with an electric stick. Where ever it hits I jump/twitch. This doesn’t happen often so it doesn’t bug me too much yet but I’m just hoping it doesn’t become an issue…
OH YEAH… My job interview got postponed… I’m a bit angry and by a bit I mean I am REALLY angry but there is more too it I just don’t care to bring it up right now. Ill explain later. Take care all!