Thursday, November 15, 2007

Now the post where everyone thinks I'm crazy

I think I may have MS. I have some weird things going on with me health-wise lately, that I have been ignoring. Today I sat at work trying to type, and realized that my fingers were numb - again. Add that to the fatigue, headaches, dizziness, blurry vision, passing out and diminished ability to run fast, so I decided to do a quick google search for some of my symptoms. Lo and behold, they all add up to MS. Now y'all should know me well enough to realize that I really don't think I have MS, but I do suppose there is the possiblity someting is wrong with me - other than being sleep-deprived and stressed. (although it makes more sense that the latter is the culprit) But I think I've convinced myself that I should see the doctor next week. Maybe on Tuesday, after my job interview of course.

I did take today off from working out, and celebrated by eating a huge Cafe Rio salad and part of a peanut butter cookie (yes, I am allergic to peanuts). I skipped my swim for many reasons; partially because I wasn't feeling up to it, partially because my arms are sore from lifting weights yesterday, but mainly because my hair looked really cute today and I didn't want to ruin it by getting it wet in the pool.

So tomorrow will be a nice, hard run. And then I'll feel silly for posting this hypochondriac nonsense.

8 comments:

pithydithy said...

I'm the queen of hypochondria (our household joke is whenever I complain of something, I end it with "It's probably a tuuuuumuh" a la Arnold Schwarznegger (can spell that) in Kindergarten Cop.) That said, my sister-in-law was recently diagnosed with MS. Nothing wrong with seeing a doctor just in case.

Sara L said...

Don't feel bad. I once thought I had a brain tumor. It turns out that I did have something going on. It was concerning, but much less serious than a brain tumor. You should go get checked out. You never know.

Tiburon said...

I think the doctor is a good call. Although I am the first one to self-diagnose! I hope you get some answers :)

Erin said...

.Wow! You are CRAZY! Just kidding. We all do it--darn the internet for all the readily available info. Hope everything is okay!

The Gatherum Family said...

Go to the Doctor, better safe than sorry, plus, if there is something wrong, knowledge is power. Hope you are okay...have a great weekend!

Jan said...

Definitely go get it checked out. You're not dumb and you're not a hypochondric -- knowing is better than not. Let us know.

Chelsea said...

I'm glad you're going to the doctor! Those are the sort of symptoms you don't want to mess around with. It's probably nothing serious, so if nothing else having a dr. check you out will bring peace of mind.

ErinSaal said...

I have MS. I say definitely go and see a neurologist to be on the safe side.