At last, this week I had an appointment with my neuro. Last October I had a flare-up which caused numbness down my lower left leg, over ankle, foot & toes. This has now left weakness and slight dropped foot, which makes me limp when I walk. My toes also curl under. This, and the numbness, has all continued since October.
The neuro didn't examine me at all, but on discovering in my notes that I'd had a disc protrusion 5 years ago, thinks it could be caused by that getting worse and therefore irritating the nerve more. He's therefore sending me for an MRI scan of the lumbar spine, and said if there are significant disc changes he will refer me to a multi-disciplinary spinal team.
I currently have a diagnosis of CFS/ME and was referred for a group course of CBT which I've been attending for 8 weeks. I've enjoyed it & it's been helpful regarding things like 'pacing' myself & using distraction techniques for pain etc., but my physical symptoms are still the same.
I just hope the MRI scan reveals what is the true cause. So guys, if it is a disc problem I guess I shouldn't really be here . The scan isn't for 3 weeks yet, and then it will probably take a few more weeks for the results, so I'll still be in Limbo 'til then! I'd love to stay with you all 'til I know for sure, if that's OK. You've all been a real life-line to me. Thanks.