Still waiting for MRI, having failed to get a cancellation. I’ve worked out that the time between all of this starting and my MRI appointment date is 5 months - grrr.
That said, I think that whatever it is happened to me, it is over for now. Fatigue, weakness, etc has all gradually vanished. I’ve even been to the toilet 2 days in a row (sorry!).
It has left me slightly differently to how it found me though. I now have a numbish right foot, slightly inefficient swallowing, and I don’t like certain noises (eg plates/glasses clattering) because they really hurt, & sometimes make me jump!
I’m so glad I kept a symptom diary, because if I hadn’t I would now quite happily be sticking my head back in the sand & saying that there is nothing wrong with me.
I’ve no idea what is wrong with me, can’t even tell if it’s central or peripheral (my symptoms don’t present as a classic case of anything). Still another 4 weeks before my MRI, so I have a quick question. If this is ms & everything I’ve been through came from a lesion and associated swelling, will an MRI so long after the event show anything? Also, can a neurologist diagnose anything being wrong once your symptoms have gone? Mine didn’t want to do bloods or an lp, or any conduction tests until after the MRI, and now there is nothing wrong with me, I can’t see him bothering.
I’m now wondering if I’m going to have to wait until next year (I seem to get an episode of this once a year) to get answers, and even then it would rely on getting appointments/scans during the flare up which I can’t see ever happening with the waiting lists up here.
I’m over the moon to be feeling so good, and being able to go out walking/cycling again, but I’m so desperate to know what is up with me (and to get a family member off my back who thinks I have sciatica and I’m being a drama queen).