I have many of the key symptoms of MS (minus vision, incontinunce, breathing problems) plus my sister has MS and is on Tysabri. I am also a diabetic, and deal with ADHD and aspergers.
Recently I had bloodwork done. All the usual stuff plus ANA, CRP and Rheumatoid factor. It was all clear. So that rules out things like lupus, rheumatoid arithitis, psoriatic arithis etc.
We just spoke about the possbility of an MRI brain scan based on my symptoms. He said the NHS won’t approve it at this stage. He wants me to write down my daily symptoms: numbness, tingling, brain fog, fatigue, ED, itchy skin, emotional mood swings, pain in my back, shoulders and calves, struggling to walk more than 200m.
I am thinking of going private to see a neurologist. Then organising the MRI scan and then back to the neurologist. My GP believes I have treatment resistant/severe depression and that even something like CFS is much more likely than MS. And he says that an MRI brain scan is so detailed that almost anyone may have some abnormality which is in most cases harmless.
What shall I do? I am very anxious.