I’m sorry to bother you but I’ve been trying to research on my own and getting nowhere.
I went to the doctor yesterday because I’ve been having problems for the last couple of weeks with numbness, pins and needles and tremors in both hands, as well as weakness in my right arm and a monstrous headache, my first in years. The symptoms aren’t there all the time, in fact most of the time I feel fine, but whenever I get hot they seem to start. I had a similar thing a few months ago when, for a couple of weeks my right hand would get tremors intermitently when I tried to grip things, not when I was hot, just randomly throughout day. During that same time I found I was completely losing words, where I’m normally pretty articulate.
The doctor shone a light in my eyes and did a quick neurological test (reflexes in my arms, walking heel to toe, touching my finger to my nose and then to his finger). He basically said that he was ruling out any kind of permanent physical nerve damage and ruling out carpal tunnel and that my eyes and neurological responses were fine (yay!). But then said it could well be nothing or could be something serious like MS, but that he wasn’t qualified enough to say and was refering me to a neurologist. But the whole consultation was pretty rushed and I just left feeling a bit confused and like perhaps I was overreacting to nothing if my neurological responses were fine.
So, here are the questions I can’t find answers to, if anyone could help I’d be hugely grateful. If my neurological tests were fine, wouldn’t that rule out MS as it would suggest no lesions/scars on the nerves? And from what I have read since, my symptoms right now could fit heat intolerance. But could intermittent hand tremors and losing words a few months ago really count as an MS attack? Seems like a bit of a stretch to me. Anyway, any answers would be much appreciate. Sorry for the essay! Thanks.