I am a brand new member, and I’m PRE diagnosis for MS. The story is long and complicated (read: I’ve almost convinced myself that maybe I’m a hypochondriac) so I won’t bore you with the details. I found this forum after obsessively searching for other’s diagnosis stories, so I can at least have some idea of what I might be in for.
Recently, I saw my GP after being completely fed up with the altogether random and tricky disappearing and re-appearing ‘symptoms’ that have been happening for over a year now. He did a quick neurological exam and referred me to a neurologist. He’s mentioned the word “MS” at least twice - hence why I’ve done some research. It started with a bought of losing half my sight in one eye, but only briefly.
Anyway, the list of symptoms and history is long and drawn out - I could fill pages and pages - but I won’t. I wanted to say hello and that I’m glad there is a place like this for those of us who are like myself. I’m convinced that I could not possibly have MS, but what my head says doesn’t match what my body is telling me – if that makes sense. I might be in denial. Some days I feel like I’m going crazy or seeking attention without really knowing that I am. Everything is so random and “non-specific” (I think that’s a doctor’s favorite term, by the way!). Please tell me this is normal, and that others have felt like this before finally getting an answer one way or another…