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I think I may have ms

Hi,

Im hoping someone may be able to help me. I have grown up with ms in the family with both my mother and great aunt having ms.

Im now worried I am showing symptoms of ms. For last year I have been suffering from really bad numbness, pins needle feeling in my hands. Now at point I hardly feel much in my hands. I often trip and muscles in my legs feel heavy and ache even to the point it feels crampy. I often feel dizzy even though I don’t have ear infections. And on occasions my balance is off. I don’t cope very well with changes in tempreture especially hot and very cold. Other things that have worried me is on a regular occasion I can be eating but when I swollowthe food its as if its struggling to go down causing discomfort. I struggle to with things I know how to do but brain just not processing. Can be stood or sat for 15mins before it comes to me.

I mentioned these things to gp and she took blood. Results came back and was told to get retested in 3mths as vit b12 needed re testing.

Am i being paranoid as im really worried as symptoms seem to be getting worse and doctor not listening.

Can someone give me advice.

Thanks

Hi and welcome,

I am in limbo - no dx after several scans and tests. I reckon that you need to ask your GP to refer you to a neurologist. I had to push my gp for a year beore he lisitened and I do have a neuro conditiion just dont know what yet!

Moyna xxx

I had been back and forth to my dr with a series of symptoms and over the last three years have had all blood tests possible. All came back clear. I had enough, went in with a list of all of them and said there is something wrong. I want answers and my GP has since referred me to a neuro.

Go in and demand to get answers to your symptoms. Some GPs are great at getting diagnosis, others you have to fight, but hold your ground and don’t stop going until you get a referral!

Good Luck! xx

I had been back and forth to my dr with a series of symptoms and over the last three years have had all blood tests possible. All came back clear. I had enough, went in with a list of all of them and said there is something wrong. I want answers and my GP has since referred me to a neuro.

Go in and demand to get answers to your symptoms. Some GPs are great at getting diagnosis, others you have to fight, but hold your ground and don’t stop going until you get a referral!

Good Luck! xx

Regardless of what your symptoms turn out to be your Gp needs to refer you to a neurologist to investigate. I think you need to insist on a referral, even if it is to put your mind at rest. Good luck!