Hi all you lovely people!
I was just wondering if anyone could give me any idea how significant 2 issues are with the diagnosis of MS.
Firstly, the fact that heat brings on and exacerbates symptoms.
Secondly, that most symptoms (tingling, weird sensations etc) seem to be concentrated on one side of the body.
I ask this because I was reeling off all my random symptoms to a physio yesterday and her immediate response was “Do you feel worse in the heat?” (which I do, to the extent that I haven’t been able to have a hot bath for years). I then mentioned something else and she said “That would be just on the right hand side, wouldn’t it?” (she was already aware of problems with my right leg).
I am now paranoid that she is suspecting MS because of her leading questions, especially as she then followed this up with asking me when I was seeing the Neurologist. She then disappeared into the office and had a very intense conversation with a Nurse (I could see them through the window!), which added to my suspicions even more.
Am I being paranoid, or do you think I need to prepare myself for MS to be brought up at some stage as a strong possibility?
All this hasn’t been helped by the fact that I have an enlarged thyroid and had a call today from my GP surgery saying the thyroid antibody tests done last week need further investigation. I have done some googling and if it is a thyroid autoimmune disease then that nearly always goes hand in hand with another autoimmune disease, and, of course, MS is one of those and the one that fits my symptoms best.
Am I just being paranoid??