There’s a saying that gets used in medicine, if you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebra. It means don’t go looking at uncommon causes (zebra) without checking for more common causes first (horses). Well, when it comes to my health I always assume it’s the zebra. I jump to the conclusion that every little thing is MS related while ignoring that it could be something much more commonplace. Fortunately, my GP has reigned in my tendency to overreact, and now I wait for her to eliminate more common causes first.