Sorry I haven’t been on here for a while - not been too good.
Just over 3 weeks ago I had a flare-up of some sort with excruciating pain down my left leg (all my symptoms to date have been in my right leg). It was as much as I could do to get to the bathroom leaning on my stick. it felt like it could be a trapped nerve, but by the following day the awful pain had gone & left me with a dull, heavy ache all down the leg.
However, I stumbled in my hall, and then noticed that I had slight foot drop and the area at the left of my calf, over the ankle, top of foot, and toes, are now numb. My foot also tends to go over to the left side when I walk.
These are all totally new symptoms. I’m not due to see my Neuro until May next year, so a friend suggested I go to A&E as I couldn’t walk properly. They examined me thoroughly, testing for compression on the spinal cord, but said they thought it was a progression of my neurological symptoms. As I’m already under a Neuro, they said I must contact him & get an earlier appointment than the one schedule for May.
I also needed more pain control, so went to my GP who increased the Pregabalin. He didn’t have time to look at my numb leg/foot, but after the allotted 10 mins, got up and showed me the door!
I then contacted my Neuro’s sec to get an earlier appointment & she kindly wrote him a note. I phoned today to see what he said, & she found the note & said he had just written one word on it: ‘No’!
So I am now in a position where my GP isn’t interested, my Neuro refuses to see me before next May, and I can’t walk properly & am not able to do my normal shopping. I live in a flat which is up 32 stairs & its so hard getting up.
As you can imagine, I just don’t know where to go anymore, so feeling a bit down. I feel everyone must think its all in my head, but the numbness & footdrop certainly isn’t!
Sorry for this being so long - thanks so much for reading. I’m grateful for you all, as ever.