Well, after symptoms that started last year (weak arm and blurred vision) and gradually worsened with more symptoms popping up over the last few months, blood tests from GP clear, I finally saw a neurologist today.
And… you know you have one of those days when you feel “normal’”? Yes, I had one of those. A morning appointment - always a better time for me. So I didn’t feel drunk, my right leg and foot worked properly through all the reflex tests, my eye did not wobble, even my right arm felt a bit stronger. Very annoying. Not that I want anything wrong with me, but I know that by this afternoon I’ll be struggling and probably looking at the clock wondering if I can go to bed.
I gave her my list of symptoms and she read them, asked questions, did the walk up and down, touch your nose etc. I told her my symptoms are usually 100 times worse if tired or in the afternoon, and I’m hoping she believes me and doesn’t think I’m a nut.
Anyway I’m referred for a neck/spine MRI and a lumbar puncture. She doesn’t know what’s going on and told me quite frankly that the brain was a strange organ and often people get these symptoms and sometimes there’s no reason.
I’m sorry, and sorry for all those out there with the same/similar symptoms… but I’m 46 years old, just last year I was running 5k three times a week, now some days I feel I have problems keeping my head up. So yes, I said, I will have the lumbar puncture and the MRI just to rule stuff out if needs be and I’ll keep going until I do get some answers.
Sorry - feel a bit miffed. After getting home I went round the back to feed the birds and my right leg decided to give way… Aaaargh!