This is my first post after loitering on the forums for the last month or so.
Back in August I started to suffer from optic neuritis. It took over 5 weeks to get a dx - firstly I was told it was migraine, then a sinus infection and then eventually I stopped going to the GP and headed off to my optician who made me complete my fields test 3 times before he wrote a referral to the Eye Clinic at the local hospital.
I endured 3 more weeks of tests with them before I was eventually given another referral to Neurology.
I was dx with CIS after had my first MRI (brain only) last month which lit up with multiple lesions. When told that is would most likely lead to MS in the future I was a little taken aback as not once had MS been mentioned in conversation up until that point!
When the neurologist asked if I had ever had any other symptoms I was so unaware of what they might be that I just said no…
I called my GP the next day to go through my medical history over the last few years and I realised that the ‘burning’ sensation in my thighs, the pain that I have always referred to as ‘my annoying - - sciatic nerve’ which in fact is a tightness and constant pain in my hamstring and the fact that I often feel lightheaded are probably related too.
I have a spinal MRI booked in next month and I’m hoping for some answers, and a firmer dx.
Thanks for reading, if you have any advice for me in the meantime I am all ears!