I’ve not been diagnosed yet but having tests for MS. I had tests about 10 years ago after suffering from numbness and tingling, and the worst dizziness ever. I was working as a childminder then but at times I felt really drunk. I was sent to a neurologist who requested a mri scan and nerve conduction tests. Months later I went back to the neurologist who said the scan was clear and he was discharging me as there was nothing wrong with me. I suffered for months after and refused to go to another doctor for my symptoms fearing that I would be labelled a hypochondriac. Eventually the symptoms all but disappeared apart from a little clumbsiness.
Fast forward ten years. I was at an adults football match this June which I reluctantly went to as I dislike football. I was sat on the grass when the football was kicked with full force into my left temple. I experienced some dizziness and nausea for the rest of the day. Two weeks later I started with the most horrendous headaches at work. I now work as a senior carer in a rest home. I went to my gp who sent me for a mri scan and prescribed gabapentin. A week after the scan I phoned for the results and was told it was normal. A month later the vision in my right eye went blurry and I started with pain. After two visits to the eye unit who said my sight was fine I went back to my go. He brought up the report of the mri and it said 'areas of concern-white dots on brain) He then referred me to a neurologist. I chose a different hospital this time and the neurologist was great. I was unable to walk with one foot in front of the other. I didnt realise my balance is so bad. I also have other symptoms. Numbness and tingling, stiffness in legs, forgetfulness, dropping things, twitching, and the worst tiredness ever. I have had evoked potentials testing and waiting for another mri scan. I go back to see the neurologist in December.
Thanks for reading, I have tons of questions and still praying it isn’t ms but if it isn’t I will still be in limbo. It is five weeks since the blurred vision and I have only just noticed a small improvement.