this is my second topic on this forum, trying to keep myself occupied while I wait for my private neurologist appointment at the end of november. I am absolutely going crazy and paying more attention to my body than ever, and obsessing over every little thing I notice.
My gp has specifically said it may be MS due to dizziness, off balance, hyper reflexes, including those “indicative” of ms, tingling, brain fog, memory issues, fatigue, heavy limbs and word jumbling.
i’ve had all these problems many years now, they sort of peak then get a little better but never go away completely.
of all the above the main ‘symptom’ that is bothering me the most is a lot of the time it feels like my hands won’t co-operate, as in i fumble quite a lot, my hands have episodes of the slight shakes, and it seems to act up when I’m actively using my hands.arms and legs constantly feel heavy. i can tell my overall movement and speed has slowed, even tying my shoes takes me a while i struggle a lot with using my hands for little things.
also since the beginning of the year people quite often ask me to repeat myself. I know what i want to say but i really have to concentrate while talking other wise the words come out all jumbled or I say the opposite of what I mean, eg instead of saying I’m hot I’ll say “I’m cold”.
does this sound like ms? I’m getting a bit worried thanks to my gp and have 12 whole weeks to wait for my neuro appt. what if he brushes me off? what testing should I ask for, no mention as yet of an mri.
many thanks for any advice