I am convinced my partner has MS but he is terrified of anything to do with hospitals or equipment. As far as I am aware the only conclusive way to determine if his host of symptoms are related to MS is for him to have an MRI brain scan, but he point blank refuses to have this done. In the meantime I am expected to live with his multitude of symptoms and constant moans and groans of everyday living. It is impacting on the entire family. His symptoms include - Forgetfulness, lack of co-ordination, dizzyness, weakness (mainly in legs), shooting pains in feet, weakness in fingers, random chocking (even on liquids), high blood pressure, type II diabetes, high cholesterol, eye sight problems, watery eyes, itchy skin.
GP puts everything down to his diabetes, which I could understand whilst they were trying to get this under control, but now his levels are satisfactory and he is still experiencing all of these symptoms. Albeit he did refer him to neuro but he did not attend the MRI due to intense fear on the day.
Most recently his lack of geography is the most worrying symptom. Before he was able to navigate with no problem but now he is showing a lack of understanding of his surroundings (i.e. not being able to determine which town is nearer when he has lived in this area all of his life).
Looking for tips to manage this situation. Has anyone else cared for someone who was not willing to address their symptoms who can give me some guidance?
Thanks in advance