I’ve been having a range of issues for close to a year now - it started off with floaters and seeing spots, which was then followed by a bout of flu-like symptoms. At first I thought it must have been just a bout of flu/general fatigue, but what followed was a range of vision problems (issues with focusing my vision/double vision, sensitivity to light), and an onset of brain fog and concentration difficulties.
I went to the GP who said it could be a case of chronic fatigue, post-viral effects or just stress andanxiety. I had some blood work done and everything came back normal.
A year later, while the symptons haven’t been as severe, I’m still battling with reoccurring brain fog throughout the day, pressure headaches (temples, neck, top of my head), general fatigue and ongoing problems with focusing my vision at times. I’ve also had problems with prostatitis/sexual difficulties which, as I’ve just read, can also potentially be linked to MS.
I went to the GP again this morning, who referred me for some brain scans, and mentioned the possibility of MS as a result of these general symptoms having gone on for a while.
While I understand that there is a possibility that this could potentially be MS, I’m also aware that it could be a range of other problems. Would it have been wiser to request a range of more expansive blood work? My GP looked at blood test results that had been done in the last 6 months which came back normal, but as far as I’m aware it was pretty much a standard set of results. While I wait for my MRI, which won’t happen for another 4 weeks, is there any other tests I can request in the meantime?