sorry for disturbing, but I really don’t know what to do anymore. I’m a 26 year (soon to be 27) old young man living in the Netherlands. I stumbled upon this forum by accident. It is by no means my intention to waste anyone’s time here, but I have been feeling sick for over 1.5 years now. And I just can’t take it anymore. I can’t live like this. I was wondering what others might think about my story. I’m pretty sure I’ve got MS, but I am stuck. In short, at this point my GP and neurologist don’t think it’s necessary for me to undergo MS-related test. So far the only test I’ve gotten was a MRI of the brain, just a few weeks after my first symptoms occurred. No abnormalities were seen. Furthermore I have had a lot of blood test (no abnormalities), a CT-scan of my lungs (same story), an echo of my belly and a gastroscopy.
I became sick all of a sudden (at least I can’t seem to remember potential signs in the weeks before that particular night). On a random mondaynight when I was laying in bed. I became very very dizzy out of nowhere. It got worse over the next few days. Eventually it got a little better, but in the months that followed I started to experience other symptoms. They came in episodes (I don’t know how to describe it). So the symptoms I experienced at that moment would worsen in a matter of days, and another symptom would pop up with it. Added to the collection. This has been going on for months. In between I sometimes felt a little bit better. But now my symptoms don’t seem to subside anymore. I now have muscle spasms, tinglings (in my legs, they feel like ants and sometimes it burns), blurred visions, coordination problems, tight feeling around my chest, problems with swallowing and nausea (like my diafragma is not working well), numbness in my left cheek, pain everywhere (including headaches) and electric shocks going through my nerves.
I’m lay in bed most of the time. I can’t do anything without being in such a discomfort. My GP thinks its all in my head. I know it’s not. I lost my job, my social life is gone, and i’m afraid of losing my girlfriend if this keeps on going. I just can’t take the misery anymore.
Is there anyone out there who got advice for me. Why don’t they repeat the MRI of the brain, make one of the spinal cord, conclude a lumbar punction?
Thank you for reading, and sorry for my bad English.