I have been suffering from vertigo and fatigue for the past two and a bit years, and visiting my GP for this (I’ve had different drugs for the vertigo, but he’s not been able to help with the fatigue). The last spell of vertigo was joined with pins and needles in my hands, feet and face which I mentioned, and it prompted him to order an MRI of my brain.
A couple of weeks ago I had a bit of an “episode” - I woke up one day with no strength in my arms and hands, not able to walk un-aided and slurring my speech. Hubby took me to A&E where they were worried I might have MS and admitted me. After a couple of days I was able to walk again, and they let me home. I’d had a CT scan (normal) and an MRI of my brain. The Dr didn’t wait for the formal report, but said it looked normal so he let me home again and said he’d call me back in as an outpatient for another MRI of my neck.
The pins and needles has now progressed to pain. It’s weird, but when I’m in bed at night my feet hurt, my arms hurt, and last night also my thighs. Not all at once, the pain switches location from time to time (I keep trying to work out if it’s related to the position I’m lying in, but I’ve not been able to spot a pattern yet). It’s disturbing my sleep, as well as being - well - painful!
When I’m up and moving I feel normal. As soon as I sit still or go to bed my hands and feet (particularly) start playing up. Thankfully my face is behaving pretty well, only mild tingles and no pain there.
Hubby wants me to go back to the GP as things have progressed since I was last there. However, he’s been really sympathetic up to this point and I don’t want to push my luck. I’m not really expecting him to be able to do anything, so I wonder if I’d be better just waiting for the promised hospital appointment?
Or is it better to get everything documented as it’s happening?