Hi, My name is Georgina. I’m probably one of the younger members around here, I’m only 17 unfortunately. So let me tell you a little bit about my diagnosis so far.
I’m currently under the neurologist for ?query? Optic Neuritis, ?query? MS.
A couple of years ago I went to the GP after I got this blind patch in my vision. It’s like a scintillating blob that moves as I move my eyes but it never goes away. The doctors sent me to ophthalmology which turned up nothing, then to child neurology which…turned up nothing. So I was discharged and had to live with the vision problem. Last October I ended up being admitted to hospital after becoming increasingly ill with headaches and nausea and my faded vision problem returning with a vengeance. I was in for 4 days and in that time I was initially suspected “Pseudotumour Cerebri” but they ruled that out and found very little. In the end I had an MRI and several ophthalmic tests which all turned up nothing once again. My lovely doctor decided on MS as a potential diagnosis in the future. I’m now under a different neurologist who is sending me for a number of test including a full ophthalmic report, a brain/orbital/Spine MRI, and an evoked potential test. that’s me so far anyway, nice to meet everybody
My symptoms (potentially ms related):
-Blind patch in vision
-Wake up often to severe pins and needles in limb/s that lasts about 10 minutes and causes extreme tickling uncomfortable sensation when moved, pressure applied or touched.
-Short term memory loss. Very short term with answering questions. I need to see multiple choice questions in front of me otherwise I literally forget the options and question as soon as they’re read.
-No ability to balance for 30 minutes post waking up.
-Occasional uncontrollable head and neck jerking upon waking up for about 3 minutes.
-Headaches that won’t go away with drug store medications, I often have to use Naproxen.
-Inability to concentrate