I finally had my neuro visit today, having been referred at the end of October by my GP and I’m feeling very disheartened. He did a physical exam and I listed my symptoms to him, which are:
Muscle spasms (with and without pain)
Muscle twitches (no pain)
Tingly numb patches
Odd areas of goose pimples
Catching right foot on a step or an imaginary bump in the floor
Tightening of ribs on lower right side
Dulling of vision in right eye
These symptoms have been present since I had a UTI in September and prior to this (3 years ago) I had had two episodes of tingly numbness and goose pimples, but this ‘flare’ has been much much worse.
He basically said there was nothing abnormal and that the muscle spasms were probably a peripheral rather than central problem and said I should have Nerve Conduction Tests and blood tests (which my GP has already done - and they were all clear).
I’m a little disappointed as I was hoping to have an MRI, but because I had been given one three years ago for the numbness and it was clear he didn’t think there was any point. Although I pointed out that my symptoms were much worse now.
Any thoughts on whether I’m making a fuss about nothing would be much appreciated.