Kelly explains how she knew she had a medical problem before her official multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis.
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Symptoms Before Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis- Kelly's Story My name is Kelly and I was diagnosed with MS 15 year ago. It’s funny because you tend to forget how many years it has been. So, I say 15. It may be 14. It may be 16 but thereabouts. I used to run and I was running at lunch time at work one day and came back from lunch. I'm sitting at my desk and I thought my feet are kind of numb. That’s the stupid new shoes, the new sneakers and it just never subsided. And the numbness, the tingling turned into numbness and it traveled up my legs. So, by the next day, I couldn’t move my legs. So, it’s so numbed from the breastbone down. I'm thinking obviously this is beyond shoes, tight shoes. And so, I called my doctor and said I don’t know what's going on but I cannot move. I cannot do anything. And there it began, all the testing, all of the speculation that maybe I ruptured a disc, I did something. My husband and I had an old home and we were doing lots of remodeling, so I was very active. We were retiling the floor and so, it made sense to me that I slipped a disc or did something. I didn’t bend at the knees when I was picking up the heavy box and threw something out. But it took about a year and a half for a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
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