Was having short bouts of symptoms for years. Then, last summer, the symptoms set in and never left … and now I have short spurts of feeling half decent during the day. Family doc finally ordered and MRI, and told me I likely have MS … while leaving no room for me to think it could be anything else. He’s referred to me to a neurologist, but I won’t be getting an appointment for approx 2 months. So there’s a couple of things I’d like to know, and am hoping someone here can help me.
My most troublesome symptom is poor balance, with this awful feeling of fullness or pressure on top of my head all the time that makes me lightheaded. It’s to the point I have to actually focus on walking now. But doc said there are no lesions in my cerebellum, which controls balance, so MS can’t be the cause of my balance problem. Does that sound right? Cause my doc’s been wrong about a few things in the past.
My MRI report says I have “multiple very small scattered foci” in both hemispheres of my brain, and that they’re “fairly numerous”. Does this, along with having symptoms daily for year, mean that the disease has been progressing more rapidly than in the past?
I know the answers might not be good, but I’d rather just know the truth.
Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to respond.