Hi All, I am new here and unsure if I have MS. A few weeks ago I slipped a disc in my lumber spine. On viewing the MRI and reviewing my symptoms the neurosurgeon decided he wanted to refer me to a neurologist for further tests and to rule out MS. Obviously that came as a shock. One minute having a slipped disc and the next minute possible MS.
But thinking about it I have had symptoms over the last few years, headaches, facial tingling, stabbing pain behind eye causing blurred vision, twitches,memory loss, impaired cognitive function.
since the slipped disc I have had obvious pain in my lower back along with a strange ‘pain’ in my left leg and arm, like the feeling you get when you have had a dead arm and you are starting to get feeling back but it’s s painful, nagging, hot feeling. Also my leg and arm feel weak and heavy and my undercarriage feels as though I have had a mild epidural.
i see the GP on Wednesday to discuss what will happen next. I just wondered if this had happened to anyone else? And do you think my symptoms (since the slipped disc) are due to the slipped disc? I was sure they were but consultant said they aren’t!
thank you for reading xxx