My initial symptoms came on very quickly. I awoke one day and had trouble with my legs and less than 48 hours later, I couldn't even stand on my own. So early on, I felt blindsided, like it came on out of nowhere and happened very quickly. Over the years though, when I had more time to reflect on things, I began to think there were some signs before that.
Obviously, the disease was at work way before that initial exacerbation had caused enough damage to impair my ability to use my legs, but had I actually been impacted before that? I eventually started to remember that I did have some balance issues a year before what I thought was that initial exacerbation. I thought back and realized I'd started to have some extra fatigue, especially in warm weather, maybe a year before as well. I'd also experienced some numbness in my arms and legs months before that I sort of just shrugged off to sleeping in weird positions and various other excuses. Anyway, the more I thought about it, the more I think there were signs that something was wrong way before my big exacerbation.
How about you? Have you thought back and realized that maybe there were signs of MS way before what you always considered your initial symptoms? I'dloveto hear about your experiences,