I am new to this forum and would be grateful for any advice possible. A few weeks ago I saw a neuroligist as I had developed L’Hermittes sign. Previously I had been suffer from Numbness in the left hand side of my body and shortness of breath so much so I thought I ws taking a heart attack or a stroke. The Neuroligist was very up front and honest saying he believed I have MS (as he is also the Neuroligist for two of members of my immediate family) and has booked me in for an MRI. When I asked what would happen if the MRI came back clear he said he would be amazed. I am holding on to the hope that it may be a trapped nerve
Yesterday I recieved a phone call from our local MS nurse who wants to book me into the clinic to discuss medication with a view to starting in January. Today I have recieved a date of the 25/11 for my MRI.
I am slightly concered at the speed everything is going. Although my symptoms have subsided (apart from the L’Hermittes) I feel reasonably well. I really feel there is a good possibility I could have a trapped nerve and would hate to go on medication for something I dont have. I discussed this with the nurse and she thinks the Neuro is going mainly on my family history and that an MRI is a useful tool but not a deciding factor when diagonising MS.
I guess I am worried about taking meds if I dont have leisons on the MRI and not taking meds and becoming worse and developing leisons, I keep thinking back to various aches and pains I have had over the years and I cant help wonder if it was MS all along or am I over reacting.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Also how long will I have to feel like a mobile phone, although its not sore this buzzing is very annoying