I’m experiencing my 5th or so ‘flare up’ in ~2yrs of a group of worsening symptoms and a family history that strongly suggest ‘rule out MS’ and I have an appointment with my GP in just under two weeks.
I’ve not approached my GP with any of these symptoms to date as I’m a trauma survivor so I’m good at suffering in silence and a lot of that trauma was medical so I’m keen to avoid triggers. However I’ve become so disabled that hiding is no longer an option (single parent of 2).
Would anyone who’s been through the process give me an idea, in some detail about what’s likely to happen, assuming the GP doesn’t fob me off. Merely being in the presence of a Dr is triggering for me, if I know what to expect on the day I’ll find it easier to attend. I’ve seen some posts where people talk about getting out of hospital- often after a steroid infusion, what’s the likelihood of something like that happening? I know no-one can talk in absolutes but I’d feel more able to keep this appointment if I knew what to expect. What does the actual pathway to diagnosis look like in England, not the NICE one, the real one.