Just wanted to say Hi,
I’ve been lurking around here for a few weeks since my GP referred me to Neurology for suspected MS and as I had my first Neuro consultation today I thought I’d post about my situation in case it helps others in a similar position.
My GP originally referred me through the NHS but the wait to see anyone was “at least 3 months and getting worse” according to the Neuro department secretary at my local hospital so I used my employee health insurance to go private and got an appointment within 24 hours! This afternoon Dr [removed by miderator] (who is also an NHS consultant!) went through all my history that I that noted down and time-lined (thank you for the posts/comments about this!) , he’s requested an MRI scan for me next Tuesday and a follow up with him for the result the following Weds.
This is a brief history of my symptoms that may or may not be significant but are unexplained at present:
2011 - 3/4 months of muscle pain and weakness in both legs, walking up and down stairs was really hard (heavy, weak feeling) and I fell down the stairs when my legs didn’t keep moving (not sure that makes sense, sorry).
2015 - Extreme fatigue and back pain, diagnosed as Vit D deficient.
Early 2017 - 2 months of extreme fatigue despite constant prescription of Vit D but with occasional night sweats - this was put down to a side effect of my Citalopram that I take for depression and anxiety)
Dec 2017 - One off double vision that lasted no more than 2 days - went away and I put this down to tired eyes
5th May 2018 - Tingling sensation in fingers and 2 toes, and a weird buzzing sensation down my middle when i look down (not an electric shock sensation that I understand to be Lhermitte’s sign but more of a strong tingling that lasts seconds but happens every time I look down)
17th May - Referral for Neurology consultation, 30th May private consultation.
Sorry for the long post, I know that nobody here can diagnose me and that some or all of the above may not be MS so just looking to share my situation and if any of you have any advice for this waiting for ests/results phase I am all ears