MS with Type 1 Diabetes?
& How Do I Ask My Doctor?
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Onset Diabetes when I was 11 years old. Around the age of 22 I started developing symptoms of fatigue, vertigo, falling (a lot), extreme vision changes(blurry, floaters, bright flashes, brighter colors in left eye, and sensitivity to lights), muscle spasms, twitches and jerks. (I'd throw my pencil across a room), short term memory loss, numbness.
Oh and let me not forget the EXTREME pain. I am 36 now and been complaining to my doctors since 22...over 10 years now. Not a single one of them has ever even mentioned MS to me even though I seem to have all of the symptoms with an exception to the tremors.
I have been progressively getting worse over the years, even having to start using the scooters at the store just to run in for milk. One of my old doctors threw a fibromyalgia label on me and now everything revolves around that... I don't have the symptoms of it.
How do I ask my doctor to look into MS, without offending him? Plus, can a person with diabetes have MS too?