I am after a little advice regarding my recent MRI results. I am yet to be diagnosed but I have had symptoms for several years now off on and with blurred vision, headaches, numbness in left cheek and left big toe that can spread to whole foot, I also have left leg stabbing pain and it regulary kicks out, particularly at night for no reason. I have slurred speech and cognitively feel very impaired at times, not sure if this is due to feeling totally exhausted or something else going on.
My GP is referring me to a neurologist after anomalies were found on my brain MRI scan, he didn’t mention MS and seemed to play it all down and said there is probably nothing to worry about. However he stated that I have “hyperintensity in the left frontal lobe”
could I ask you all a few questions:
- Are hyperintensities another name for lesions? I’m trying to understand what this actually means.
- How long will it take roughly to wait for an NHS appointment to see a neurologist?
- Has anyone gone private for an initial consultation and if so how much does this cost approximately? I don’t think I can cope with a lengthy wait.
Thank you in advance and I hope you all have a Happy New Year!