As soon as you experience bothersome numbing and tingling, it is best to discuss the source of it with your primary care physician familiar with your personal medical history. This will rule out other causes while also including Multiple Sclerosis as a suspect. If any changes occur such as numbness that's spread or appears on another part of your body, follow up with your PCP on Multiple Sclerosis' role in causing your body to lose temporary sensation.
If you live with MS, you will see the inside of a doctor's office more often than you might prefer. It is part of living with any chronic disease. My neurologist likes to see his patients at regular intervals and the longest I've gone between scheduled appointments was six months. Visits were much more frequent during the first year. A…