How long after Dr suspected MS did you get a hospital appt? Also what happens next?
I have had symptoms for quite some time and because my mum had Ms I would go and say had this that or the other could it be Ms and was almost laughed at and told not hereditary and it won’t be that. I have since left symptoms as part of me doesn’t want to know if I have it or not. Then Thursday I went to opticians and had a field vision test and left eye failed twice came back Friday and failed twice again. The optician is writing to my dr to get me referred to eye specialist up hospital.
Over the years I have pins and needles in my finger tips, numb patch on my belly, had numb toe, get electric shock feelings in between shoulder blades which occasionally goes down my arm when I extend arm, tiredness, vertigo which docs said was labyrinthitis, shaking hands when hold things sometimes, struggle to get words out, pins and needles bottom of feet on waking, need to wee a lot in night, drop things a lot, vision in dimly lit rooms not so good out of left eye, eye pain.
i went to Drs today as had a numb patch of skin on my tummy for over 3 months she said she thought my toe and tummy were pressure points as near wear my bra sits. I said about my pins and needles in my fingers as had them while I was there she asked if anything ran in family I said diabetes then she said she would get me tested for that and check something else (can’t remember what). She then said Ms in family I said yes she said there’s a chance it could be that. She said that we will see what blood test says then I asked if she thinks it’s Ms she said difficult to know as goes off patterns.
Wondering what will happen now if blood tests come back ok.
I have now got to the point now where I want to know one way or the other.
So how long after doctors suspect Ms will they refer to hospital or do I need to go up docs every time I have anything for a while before I will be sent for Mri or lumbar puncture? Also do they do either one first?
sorry for rambling on.