hi , finaly decided to post my story .
Hi after several days of anxiety have decided to post my story.
About a year ago (around easter last year) became ill with vomiting and no balance (vertigoish) . After a week the vomiting stopped but still no balance . Went to doctors who diagnosed labyrinthitis and said that i should go after 2 weeks. went back to work very hard to walk and do most things , using most things to feel or hold as a guide/aid . work and colleague have been amazing through this hole experience .
after 3 weeks went back to doctors to explain that the balance was not getting better who then referred me to a specialist ENT doctor at the hospital . received an appointment for the end of September . Saw the doctor who after doing some test decided to do a MRI and Vestibular test . Then get a phone call to go and see the doctor at the hospital . when i see the doctor it is explained that the MRI has show some anomalies and refers me to the neurologist department .
see a neurologist who was not sure and referred me to a ms specialist neurologist and arranged a lumber puncture as well as another MRI of the hole brain(it seems that they can scan certain areas). In the meantime different symptoms happened (numb from the waist down and losing control of right leg) . saw new neurologist 2 months later who gave me steroids for a week and arranged to see a physiotherapist to help with balance .
Well last week saw the neurologist for a follow up who said that the second scan showed more anomalies in a different area and the lumber puncture showed high .asked what the steroids did and said that they reduced all the symptoms allot . when i had the steroid it was amazing to starting to feel everything again and regain control .
well i have been diagnosed with remitting relapsing ms and have now been referred to a ms nurse and so starts the next journey .