i saw my neuro on 29th march who found clinical symptoms when i went, clonus bilaterally, upgoing right plantar and very brisk reflexes. he said i needed an mri of brain and c-spine and it was today so i didnt have to wait too long.
i have previously had an mri of brain when i was referred by the eye clinic with suspected optic neuritis, this came back clear.
my current symptoms are dead arms at night, pins and needles in my hands, muscle fasciculations in my feet, calfs and hands and random twitches and jerks. my mri took ages today cos i kept jerking and there was movement on the image
i’m struggling with pain, i wake up feeling like i’ve run a marathon or been involved in an accident in my sleep lol, i ache, every muscles feels pulled, it takes a while for the stiffness to ease and my body to unfold lol… i went to my gp who said because i am already on citalopram and also amitrypitiline that he is not happy to medicate me, he wants the neuro to do it… marvellous, i have don’t even have a neuro appt booked, he just said he would see me after my mri… do i ring his secretary and try and get an appt asap? or ask if he can tell my gp to medicate me to help? i’m kind of stuck waiting… i want my mri results NOW lol… but i know even that probably won’t be enough for a dx and i will be sent for a lp, my neuro did say that was next after the mri, at the moment my possible diagnosis is either ms or cervical spine syndrome according to letter… but not all of my symptoms are consistent with that and i have never suffered any trauma to my neck so my gp said himself that with my medical history so far there isnt much else they are looking for other than ms.
soooo… sorry for the ramble but my main question is should i now be badgering the neuro dept til i get seen? and if i cant get a neuro appt soon could the neuro advise gp on medicating me in the mean time?