Hello, I’m not someone given to hypochondria, I’m just trying to find out a reason for why I haven’t felt quite right on and off for some time, since about 2012. Back then I had a weird illness where I felt very fatigued, weakness and tingling in my head and limbs. The GP ran blood tests and found nothing, so they put it down to a virus. (I appreciate this is possible.) Since then I’ve had a lot of fatigue, my muscles in my arms feel weak and tense at the same time, quite uncomfortable at times. My leg sometimes feel weak and numb and I feel I could fall over. But I carry on and have been working etc.
In 2013 I started to get a weird feeling, like a pain, in one eye. I was sent to ophthalmology and they couldn’t find anything, only said my eyes are dry and they’ve kept seeing me because the pressures in my eye are slightly high. I’ve been using dry eye drops, the discomfort in my eye hasn’t gone away. In 2014 I started experiencing occasional double vision and blurring. Neither ophthalmology nor my optician were bothered about this during appointments earlier this year and just told me see how it goes.
For about 3 weeks I’ve been experiencing more severe weakness, tingling and numbness in my head and one my right side to the point where it’s severely impacting on me. I’m using a walking stick because my foot feel feels so peculiar I’m worried I’ll fall over and my arm is so weak it’s difficult to do things. My GP has referred me for a MRI scan on my neck as she wonders if it’s a trapped nerve or something wrong with a disc. Having read about MS I wonder if I ask to see a neurologist? Or whether that will make me sound like a hypochondriac? I totally appreciate symptoms can many different conditions, I’m just fed up feeling so weird all the time, and it would be helpful to know why.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read.