Apologies if this has already been asked, but I haven’t been able to find anything specific regarding this topic and I am completely new here - so thanks in advance for your help!
When I was 29, last year I suffered a range of confusing and unusual symptoms over a few months (I’ll spare you the never ending list of ms-like symptoms) which has led to my GP referring me to a neurologist as he suspected MS although I did not have any ‘visible damage’ to my nerves from the checks he did I had enough symptoms to lead to a further investigation.
Skip ahead to now and I’m still suffering the after effects of the horrible episode and I’m left with spells of weakness and migraines which are crippling and distort my vision. There are spells where I have sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my face when I smile. I have permanent crawling sensation on my pelvic area and down my legs and various shooting pains and joint pains. Neurologist sent me for an MRI two and a half weeks ago of head and c/spine.
please could you tell me how the results are given as I’ve never had any scans before? The GP said they won’t be told as the neurologist ordered the scan - do I get a call or a letter? If it’s clear will I even be told? My friend told me they had a scan before and no one contacted him as it was clear so 3 weeks later he called and they were rude to him because he expected to be told that he had a clear MRI.
Any experiences of yours would be so helpful so I have an idea of what to expect - I kind of feel as though the doctors are steam filleting over me as I’m in shock about all of this and fell like I can’t assert myself because I have no idea what usually happens! This was NHS by the way.