I’m just looking for some advice really to be honest, I started having problems 11 years ago with pain on one side of my face, slurred speech and paralysis in my mouth. I was under neuro but they were unable to identify what the problem was. Two years later I experienced sudden onset blurred vision, they tested me for m.s. But ruled out based on MRI and lumbar puncture.
I was subsequently diagnosed with m.e. , whilst I have had multiple neuro symptoms since, they never lasted for more than a few days. Two weeks ago I noticed my speech, legs and cognitive function were all deteriorating. Being stubborn I brushed it off as a few bad days, but then I developed a severe pain at the base of my skull extending all the way through to my forehead and my speech deteriorated to the point I was constantly slurring.
Ive got the pain under control now to where it is a dull ache and my speech has started improving but I’ve developed constant numbness in two of my fingers and forearm on my left arm over the last two days
They ruled out stroke, tia and bleed on the brain by ct and sent me for an MRI. The MRI has now come back okay but my gp is referring me back to neuro as she feels I need to be retested by lumbar puncture.
Is it even possible that if I was tested 8 years ago (and was cleared) that I could now have m.s. … would it have not come up on the previous test