Thanks so much for all of you who have responded, I really appreciate it. I can see why so many just hang around
One other question in regards to my case, I started with the pins and needles in my left hand last year which lasted several weeks, I can't remember exactly how long but eventually it went away completely. Then I experienced it again several times with periods of nothing (making me think it was a fluke). Then my right hand started. Then eventually my feet. Now I feel the pins and needles further up each arm and leg. It seems to me that this is a sign of progression. I've only had one time where the pins and needles turned into a very painful experience for three days, it felt like fire in my hands (it had not progressed to my feet/legs yet). Has anyone else experienced this or heard of this in relation to MS?
I'm just trying to get a feel for this. If it's not MS then great but if it is then maybe I'll get a better handle on what to do and how to treat it?
Thanks for all the support.
Right now the Dr. is suggesting a lot of destressing activities, he is a family practitioner who practices integrative medicine which is why I'm seeing him, I like that approach. He's suggesting Raiki and visualization. I definitely believe in these things but my gut tells me that it's more than just stress causing these symptoms. I almost just wish that the MRI would show something if it is MS, it's frustrating.