hi all, just want to thank you all in advance for any help you can offer…here is my story.
I have been ill for 6 years now, starting with pain in my neck. After many years of being fobbed off and my symptoms growing worse to the point of chronic pain, I was reffered to neurology. My neurologist was lovely and listened to all my problems and told me he thought I have either MS or Fibro.
My brain scan and cervical spine scan was clear, so i was told to go to Rheumatology for fibro diagnosis. I have seen the doc today, and he completely (and i do mean COMPLETELY) dismissed me and most of my symptoms…telling me i dont have fibro, or any other ms mimics, i just have a sore neck. When i questioned my other problems i.e, eye pain, nerve pain, difficulty walking, chronic fatige, breathing problems and many more…he had no answers for me and that was that, no help, no new treatment, just a kick out of the room.
I should also mention, that previous scans on my neck have showed a bulging disc as well as some of my other discs drying out…however the scan the neurologist ordered said there was none of that. I rang the docs secretary and she didnt seem to think it made sense, and have requested a copy of my old scans so my neurologist can compare it with my most recent one.
So I guess im just looking for a little guidence. After my neurologist said ms, i did quite a bit of research into it, as well as fibro, and to be honest i felt i completely fitted ms so i was quite suprised at the clear mri. I was wondering if it is possible to have a clear mri with ms, and if anyone has any advice on what the hell i do now!!! I had to leave work a year ago, im so ill, cant do anything, and i certainly cant be left like this! Feeling very low at the moment, just another doc who wont listen.
here is a list of some of my symptoms
sever headaches, loss of hand function, mild bladder and bowel problems, nerve pain (shooting pains, stabbing pains, burning pains) muscle aches, severe cramps, eye pain as well as blurred vision, difficulty breathing (feels like there is a huge rock on my chest) nausia, dizziness, slurred speach, some memory problems (cant get my words out a lot, forget the names of things etc) and some numbness when im having a bad day.
any help much appreciated xxxx