Hello, I posted last year when I was experiencing numbness in my left leg, sensation of walking on sponges, buzzing in my hands and various other symptoms. I was referred to a neurologist. By the time I saw him most of the symptoms had subsided. He did a few tests (no MRI or lumbar puncture). I fell over on the heel to toe walking but that didn’t seem to concern him. He said it undoubtedly had a neurological cause but that I was probably one of those people who experience those types of symptoms but never find a cause. He thought there was no reason for concern.
Here I am, still with intermittently numb feet but now something new too. On Saturday evening I was aware of an odd sensation around my jaw. I have been having some pain on eating in my right jaw for a week or two. I went to bed, didn’t get much sleep because of discomfort in my jaw and cheeks. It persisted all day yesterday and today is worse. My face is painful to the touch, I cannot open my mouth or eat without pain. Chewing is very difficult. The sensation of pressure and pain on touching has spread to my ears, the sides of my forehead and the back of my neck. I am thinking this is trigeminal neuralgia.
I’m not sure what to do. Should I go back to my GP and ask for a referral to a different neurology department? I was offered a choice of three and chose the one nearest to me but have since found there is a neurologist in another hospital not too far away who is very good with MS patients. Should I go back to the original neurologist and skip past my GP? Or should I sit it out and see how the symptoms pan out?
Many thanks, Helen