My brother was diagnosed with RRMS in 2015. Our aunt and two cousins have it.
I get headaches, numbness, tingling, dizziness, fatigue, vertigo, lack of coordination, and something that feels like an electrical wire going from the top of my head to my fingers and toes in short, jarring pulses. I often injure myself because it feels like my limbs don’t belong to me.
When I brought these symptoms, along with my family history, to my GP, he said “let’s wait until you get drop-step before testing you.” From what I’ve read, a person has better chances if they DON’T wait until symptoms progress to that point. My GP blames a lot of these things on my persistent anaemia, but it doesn’t explain the rest.
I realise the tests are expensive, but I’ve had these symptoms on and off for about eight years, and every time they come back, they last longer, and are more severe. I recently bought a cane because my legs just decided not to listen to me one day, and I was beached like a whale on a park bench for hours.
What do I have to say to make him refer me to a neurologist?