I have just been diagnosed today after a year of tests and trying to get my GP to do something. It started with pins and needles in my hands and feet which I went to my GP about. I had several different blood tests which showed nothing. Finally after a lot of hassle, I was referred to a neurologist who has been fantastic - from reading some of the posts on here I realise how lucky I have been in that respect. I had some nerve conductivity tests which came back fine and a head MRI which showed some areas of white (are these lesions?). I was then sent for more tests - more nerve conductivity, blood tests and lumbar puncture which was OK although had made it out to be much worse than it was. Today I went to get my results - mild MS. I know I am lucky that it is so mild at the moment but I am worried about what the future will bring both for me, my career and my family. I am a teacher working at a boarding school which demands long days, a lot of extra involvement as well as outstanding results,. I have found that in addition to my physical symptoms, I am struggling with fatigue and memory recall and occasional visual problems which prevents me from driving.
I am just wondering if anyone can answer any opf my questions
is anyone out there working in education and coping well with the demands of this profession
are there any tips for coping with memory recall - I struggle when put on the spot by a student expecting me to recall a tiny fact about my subject (which I did used to know!)
how do I go about finding out about an MS nurse? I have seen people talking about them on here. I realise I have mild symptoms compared to some and for that I am very thankful but I want a point of contact incase I have a relapse or need someone to talk to.
Is anyone out there like me? I am now awaiting an appointment with another consultant to talk about drug management. I know nothing about the drugs available so any info would be greatly received.
Many thanks, and wish me luck, I still need to tell my other half this evening.