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3/21/19 feet started tingling and going numb, went up my legs all the way to my hands, by 3/25/19 my body numb from neck down.
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On 3/21/19 my feet started tingling and going numb, it traveled up my legs and into my torso, by 3/25/19 my entire body went numb and tingled from my neck down. It felt like there was a vise grip around my entire torso. All my muscles were weak and I loss control of my hands and bladder. I could not feel if I was having bowel or bladder movement. I went to the ER on 3/25/19, they did MRI's, CT's, X-Rays and a Spinal Tap. The nurses said my heart rate would drop really low while I was sleeping. I had a hard time walking and catching my breath. They found a lesion at C2 and several lesions in my brain. They gave me steroids for 4 days thru an IV. The doctors diagnosed me with Transverse Myelitis before I left the hospital on 3/31/19, but it still could possibly be MS. I've had several follow-up visits to the Neurologist and now I have to do a test called Visual Evoked Potential Test to see if it is MS. I tried Horizant but it made me sick, dizzy, blurred vision, etc. It took several months for the numbness and tingling to subside on its own. I still have numbness and tingling in my fingers and hands, the more I use them the worse the pain and numbness. I am constantly dropping things, have a hard time driving cause I cannot feel the steering wheel. I have hard time remembering things and sometimes I cannot make sentences or I mumble. I still get shortness of breath if I do a lot of physical activity. MS does not run in the family, so I have been doing some research and found that black mold exposure can cause lesions in the brain and similar symptoms of MS (I know not to trust the internet fully). I don't know if this is what is wrong with me, but my children and I were exposed to black mold in a house we rented from 2011 to 2016. I have attached photos of the mold in the cabinets and ceiling. Landlord knew kitchen roof was leaking and there was mold inside my cabinets and did nothing about it and blamed us for spilling something upstairs and on the roof. I have videos of the inside of the cabinets loaded with water and the damage it was doing to the ceiling. I am really scared that I have MS and will do whatever test there is to help me and look into my past and family history. Can I pass this onto my children?