After many years of ignoring symptoms and hoping it was just a trapped nerve or sore ribs, I got my second bout of optic neuritis in May. MRI followed, then neurologist. He tested all my reflexes etc and said “what do you think you have?” I replied “MS” he said “yes, definitely” and that he could of diagnosed it without the MRI (which showed lots of little white spots consistent with dymylination)!!!. I had very weak legs at this point which were spasaming quite badly, as well as an intention tremor and issues with my bladder and bowels. As these are not recovering, though my eyesight has, he also explained I am likely tipping into SPMS. The optoneurolugist disagrees though and wants me to take DMDs.
My GP never mentioned MS, though I could tell by his face it was, especially as I was once taken into hospital for urine retention when in early pregnancy, 7 or so years ago. He immediately said he would refer me to a neurologist. I don’t think they like to mention it until they are positive it’s MS.
You must mention your concerns to the GP though. I never did and have probably missed out on DMDs that could of delayed my progression. On the other hand though, I got to live a more normal life without worry about the future in this time. If it’s worrying you, you need to tell them x keep a symptom diary, which I have since read, is very good advice. You could always ask for a referral if one is not offered. Best of luck,
stacey x x