I’ve been following this forum for about a month but this is my first post.
I’m 34 and was diagnosed with MS on November 16th. I was a little unusual in that I received my diagnosis at my first neurologist consult, based purely on my clinical examination. I was sent for a brain, c spine and t spine mri on New Year’s Eve but I’m still waiting on the results. My neurologist was supposed to review the scans last week but I’ve since learned that she’s been off sick so I have no idea whether they’ve been looked at yet.
Since my November appointment I’ve developed new symptoms but I’m not sure what to do next! I was told that I was being referred that same day to the MS specialist, and that it was about a 6 week wait - this fell around Christmas time. I now know that my referral was not sent to the specialist until December 14th and that he was on annual leave at this time. I still haven’t received an appointment to see him and I can’t help but think I should be on medication or at least have discussed the options by now. I’ve just been left with the initial diagnosis and have been given no other information apart from being directed to the leaflet stand upon leaving that first appointment.
I’ve looked up the phone number of the MS nurse but they haven’t returned my call yet. My question is how long did you wait from diagnosis to discussing/receiving medication? I’m just feeling a little bit lost! X