I am in the limbo of waiting for a diagnosis and test results.
Friends and family are all telling me that my symptoms are most likely due to not managing my stress, when I am in the best place I have ever been in my life (a few flaws and bumps of course, like everyone, but nothing dramatic apart from my health). Neurologists initial notes also said that It is all most likely due to stress. But I am not stressed!
I am currently the happiest I have been in so long but I have a history of chronic anxiety and depression, but last year I finally reached a place of happiness and positivity, and I have been so proud of the dramatic progress I have made. I can over think and be a tad neurotic, but I don’t feel I have a problem the way I used to. I told the neurologist this and he has ignored it, I am telling my friends and family this and the consensus is that I must have something ‘deep within’ that I am not dealing with.
I am awaiting for MRI results after onset of one side facial weakness which has spread to my entire left side body and includes exhaustion and pain. I also had a MRI scan in 2010 showing demyelination.
I feel angry for multiple reasons:
- I don’t feel like anyone is listening to me
- My friends and family are treating me like my supposed mental health problem isn’t allowing me to understand my situation and so all my own opinions are being dismissed.
- The situation of people surrounding me telling me that I am not happy and it’s making me sick, and that I need to seek mental support and not physical support is a very distressing situation, and harder to deal with than waiting for test results.
I don’t know what to do Is anyone else going through anything similar?