I’m due to have a brain and spine MRI and a spinal tap for suspected MS. I’m also a lupus sufferer. In the past two weeks I’ve had two episodes of face tingling on the left side - they usually last about a day and then disappear. First time this happened I went to A&E thinking I’m having a TIA but they looked me over, checked weakness on that side of the body (none) and sent me home with naproxen saying it must be trigeminal nerve inflammation of some sort and that if it persists to go to the neurologist. The second time it happened was last night and it is still going on now, together with vaginal parasthesia too.
I don’t know what to do. I called the GP and I’m waiting for a call back. I have no weakness in my limbs, just these two weird symptoms. I’ve tried to reach my neurologist but he’s away until next week. If I go to A&E they’ll do the same as last time. The hospital has an MS nurse but as I haven’t been diagnosed with MS yet, I’m not sure I can call upon him. And if I do, what can he tell me other than wait for the MRI which has not yet been made appointment for (NHS being NHS).
I’m not sure what I’m asking you for either - probably I’m scared because it is the first time when the prospect of having MS has become real. But any suggestions are welcome.