Hi all, I am new to this forum and it seems I may not have reached out far enough for replies to my first post. I have had a reply from one person who kindly advised on his experience and thoughts so I would now like to just get some more views from other persons.
In the past 7 months 3 different GP’s have indicated I have MS symptoms. However, the Neurologist I am under has done two MRI’s, one on thoracic and cervical spine, and one on brain, and as they came back normal (well some degenerative changes seen but considered age related), he has advised that I do not have MS. When I asked if he could do a nerve conduction test as I have weakness in hands and legs with burning in various limbs, he said there was no need as the MRI’s nowadays are good enough to detect MS on the first scans.
I informed the Neurologist that I had been on MS site and spoken with GP’s and it seems that it can take years to detect MS and that it does not always show lesions on scans first time. The Neurologist advised that GP’s are not experts in MS and the MS Society are misleading people. I do not for one minute agree with what the Neurologist said but wondered if anyone else had experienced this. By the way after two consultations the Neurologist has now diagnosed likely FND and possible Fibromyalgia, and has now referred me to a Rheumatologist but will monitor my progress due to the weakness in my left leg!
I am considering a second opinion as the Neurologist specialises in eplilepsy and has experience with general neurology but he is not an MS specialist…
Has anyone on this site ever requested a second opinion?