Hi, I was ‘sort of’, diagnosed with MS yesterday! By that I mean that I received yesterday the results of my recent MRI scan which was undertaken to see if my blood vessels were affecting my trigeminal nerve (I have a history of trigeminal neuralgia). Anyway we went back for results yesterday, and apparently the scan had identified abnormalities something or other (sorry, I often can’t find words), that something a diagnosis with active MS.
GP said that the MRI results along with my history, meant that MS was the most likely cause, and particularly with a sister having it. She has already spoken to a Neuro, and the hospital will be contacting me to arrange an appointment soon. She also explained that she is unable to make a formal diagnosis.
It’s actually a bit of a relief…I have mental illness, and generally speaking I rarely visit doctors with symptoms of illness, as most just put things down to ‘anxiety’ or ‘depression’, or of course the meds! (Yup, even blood clots are anxiety until scans prove otherwise). And of course with all the meds I take, it’s easy to put things down to them; my inability to learn new things, inability to read a map, confusion when attempting new things or even things I have been doing for ages, my poor balance, tiredness all the time, loss of voice for over a year, my clumsiness, loss of balance, I could go on…
I’m just wondering what next now, more tests? A review of meds? Or do I just humble along as before?