Hello everyone, I am new here and also pretty new to Limboland. I went to my GP with a tingly, numb and burning front left thigh, dizziness and balance problems and stiff right leg plus some other problems, in early June. Looking back, I also had two distinct bouts of similar problems in the last 4/5 years, though less severe.
Had a whole raft of blood tests which came back OK ( Vit D only just, which is worrying as I was already taking Vit D3 supplement ). GP then sent me to see physiotherapist to check for trapped nerves etc and they gave me an emergency appointment once I had described my symptoms. I saw a “specialist “ physio , (neuro I think), who tested my reflexes, balance etc and was alarmed enough by the results to get on the phone to my GP straight away to say I needed to see a neurologist urgently.
So now I am waiting to see a Neuro – have an appointment in about 6 weeks time. Most of my symptoms have abated somewhat but the dizziness/balance problems remain, occasional fatigue, stiff right leg - the bottom half seems to want to clench up and stiffen even more when I am resting and the occasional attack of fire ants on my thigh still.
I am 56 and a full time carer for my partner who has severe COPD so all of this is a bit of a worry to say the least as I am concerned about looking after him in the future. Anyhow, finding and reading the posts here have been very informative and a bit of a comfort, whatever I end up being diagnosed with, so thank you.