Hi, well its been a long time since I;ve posted on here, which is probably a good thing, as it means I’m not progressing very quickly with my ms after being diagnosed with rrms 6 years ago. Don;t get me wrong, I have been to the doc many a time with small things and even had time off work for some symptoms, but at the moment I dont really have anywhere else to go!
My consultant and ms nurse have passed me back to my gp to find another hospital (post code lottery, I guess!). Funnily though, the two other hospitals they have recommended are futher away! But anyway, since being diagnosed, following a bout of ON followed 6 weeks later with sharp stabbing pains in my head and spasms down my right side, I had a week off work with ‘ice pick’ type pains in my head again. It wasnt the pains that stopped me from working but the side effects of carbamazapine. Some 6 weeks later I was sent home from work with continual ‘ice pick’ pains. I had a telephone consultantation with my gp and together decided to put me on gabapentin.
So, here I am at home waiting for the nurse at the gp surgery to ring so they can contact a hospital so I can see or chat to someone. The ‘Ice pick’ pains are starting to show themselves through my meds. I presume this is a relapse. My face it itchy, slightly numb and I have come to the end of self certification from work. I don’t really want to go back to work as things are stressed at the moment. My head is ‘wooly’ or ‘woolly’ - should that be two l’s? They both look wrong!